Thursday, 19th September 2019
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THE QUIZ –Who am I?

THE QUIZ –Who am I?

Name this person and win a free meal for TWO valued at €25 in total with a bottle of house wine at Flaherty’s Irish Restaurant at the Puerto Deportivo de Sotogrande. Send your entry by Fax to 952 893 146 or e-mail to editor@webexpressguide.com by the 25th October. The first correct answer to be drawn will be the winner. With your answer, you must supply name, phone number and area where you live.

I was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 17th January 1899, I had two sisters and six brothers. My father was a barber and my mother a seamstress, both had emigrated from Italy in 1894.

I left high school at the age of 14 because of a fight with a teacher ending up doing odd jobs around Brooklyn. I also worked as a bartender when I engaged in a knife fight and my right cheek was slashed with a switch blade.

In 1918 I married an Irish girl and had a son. I later moved with my family to Chicago where it is said that I was making $100 million a year in gambling, alcohol and prostitution; I often became the target of attempted murders. I was even featured in a comic book in America and became the only real person appearing as a character in The Adventures of Tintin.

Eventually the Prohibition Bureau was able to find receipts linking me to illegal gambling income and evasion of taxes on that income and I was sentenced to eleven years in a federal prison.

Because I was still able to control most of my interests from prison, I was then transferred to the infamous of Alcatraz in August of 1934. I then begun showing signs of dementia, probably related to untreated syphilis contracted when I was as a young man. I spent the last year of my sentence in the prison hospital. I retired to my estate in Miami where I died of syphilis on 21st January 1947. Who am I?


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Last months winner was: Ursula Cutts - Los Barrios (Cádiz)

The most complete answer: Marilyn Monroe



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