George 'Machine Gun' Kelly Biography

George Francis Barnes Jr., better known as "Machine Gun Kelly", was an Irish American gangster during the Prohibition era. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. His most infamous crime was the kidnapping of oil tycoon and businessman Charles F. Urschel in July 1933 for which he, and his gang, collected a $200,000 ransom. Their victim had collected and left considerable evidence that assisted the subsequent FBI investigation that eventually led to Kelly's arrest in Memphis, Tennessee, on September 26, 1933. His crimes also included bootlegging and armed robbery. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
George 'Machine Gun' Kelly
Profession:
Gangster
Date of Birth:
July 18, 1895
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
July 18, 1954
Age at Death:
59
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