Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Miami Celebrates 100th Anniversary by Honoring Mobster Meyer Lansky


Miami’s 100th anniversary included a big bash on Thursday night. There was an out door concert with Barry Gibb, Sam Moore, Sheila E. and other musicians who all got proclamations from the mayor.

And guess who was honored? Famed mobster Meyer Lansky. Why should be be left out? Known through the ages for illegal gambling (the only crime was ever convicted f0r) Lansky’s pals were Bugsy Siegel and Lucky Luciano. In “The Godfather II” he was called Hyman Roth and played — for the ages– by Lee Strasberg.


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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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