Mickey Cohen was born in Brownsville, (Brooklyn) NY and made his way to Boyle Heights, (Los Angeles) CA, were his crimes had him locked up by the age of nine. He was given the nickname, “Gangster” Micky Cohen for his boxing skills, but it was widely know that he was reared in Los Angeles by underworld legend Bugsy Siegel. Cohen was sent to Vegas to set up the race wire and sports betting operations when Siegel started the Flamingo. Cohen was very vocal after Siegel’s death and many rivals tried to murder him; at one point even bombing his Brentwood home. Later on, Cohen was convicted of tax evasion and spent time on Alcatraz Island, but it was in a federal Penn in Atlanta where he was nearly beaten to death with a lead pipe. Cohen survived the prison assault and many more attempts on his life. Cohen later died in his sleep at the age of 62, due to complications stemming from stomach cancer. His body is interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.