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#18: Angelo Bruno, The "Docile" Don: The Early Years, Rise in Cosa Nostra & Ascension to Mafia Boss

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Episode  ·  1:49:49  ·  May 25, 2023


In this video, we cover Angelo Bruno, the man known as the "Docile Don" and/or "Gentle Don" who ruled over the Philadelphia underworld as the city's Cosa Nostra don from around 1959 until his murder in 1980. Bruno presided over one of the most, relatively speaking, peaceful eras of the Philly mafia. In this video, we cover: Bruno's birth in Villalba, Sicily (and his original surname of Annaloro) The Bruno's immigration to the United States His early family life and eventual move to Philadelphia Bruno's early connections to the mob and how he eventually got into the life How a young Angelo began to rise as a racketeer and businessman The Bruno and Carlo Gambino connection Bruno's involvement in prohibition, illegal alcohol sales, numbers, and more Bruno's involvement in several relatively unknown homicides The early history of the Philadelphia Mafia family Bruno's making in the 1950's and ascension to capo of Marco Reginelli's crew in the mid-1950's Bruno's involvement in legitimate businesses Bruno's involvement in Cuban casinos Bruno's ultimate dispute with Antonio "Mr. Mig" Pollina, which led to his being crowned Boss of the family in 1959 or 1960 Read more: https://membersonlypodcast.com/angelo-bruno-the-docile-don-part-one/

1h 49m 49s  ·  May 25, 2023

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