GangsterBB.NET
Who's Online
2 registered (blacksheep, funkster), 86 Guests and 159 Spiders online.
Shout Box

Site Links
>Help Page
>More Smilies
>GBB on Facebook
>Gina's Artroom
>Job Saver

>Godfather Website
>Scarface Website
>Mario Puzo Website
>Gangster TV Listings

>MobPosters.com
>Puzo Amazon Store
>Ebay: Godfather
>Ebay: Scarface

>Live Chatroom
Wanna help out?


More from MobPosters.com



Active Member Birthdays
No birthdays today
Today on TV
July 26, 5:03 am
Time (ET) Movie Chan
Unable to connect to DB
Newest Members
the_crazy_don, mikeyballs211, fanaledrinks, Carosophia, littledonnie
8504 Registered Users
Top Posters
Irishman12 54602
DE NIRO 42769
J Geoff 30293
The Italian Stallionette 24800
SC 21859
Mignon 18738
Don Cardi 18185
pizzaboy 17994
Sicilian Babe 17192
Turnbull 16625
plawrence 15058
Beth E 14900
Forum Stats
8504 Members
20 Forums
29939 Topics
766993 Posts

Max Online: 663 @ 05/27/12 05:37 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#601173 - 04/28/11 02:47 AM Nicest Mobster
Mussolini14 Offline

Capo
Registered: 03/21/10
Posts: 477

Loc: Ontario
Ok we have a thread about the most psychotic mobsters so it got me thinking, was/is there any made men or associates who are not "horrible" people? Any you wouldn't mind a loved one living near?


thank-you for your time.

Top
#601176 - 04/28/11 03:39 AM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
TonyG Offline

Capo
Registered: 02/19/11
Posts: 432

Loc: Texas
Well, if I have to pick....it would probably be that guy that Vinny described as the most pathetic....you know....the one in Omaha with one poker machine and a titty bar with one dancer.

I guess it would be cool if he lived near to my 4th cousin, or even my mother in law.
_________________________
Anthony Casso:
"I truly feel sorry for the younger generation that wants to belong to that life. There is absolutely no honor and respect today. The young newcomers will never see the kind of big money that was once made. That's long gone. They don't realize what it means to be free and have peace of mind until its taken from them."

Top
#601177 - 04/28/11 03:49 AM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
Mukremin Offline

Underboss
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 1102
Tony Accardo comes to my mind first, and we could add Frank Costello to the list.

Top
#601182 - 04/28/11 04:18 AM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
VinnyGorgeous Offline
BANNED

Underboss
Registered: 01/18/11
Posts: 1635
Carlo Gambino was said to have been exceptionally nice, even to strangers. I know it bothered a lot of the hoodlums in the family. Joe Piney and Joe Arcuri were also said to have been very friendly. Then of course Lansky and Costello.
_________________________
"What is given, can be taken away. Everyone lies. Everyone dies." - Casey Anthony, in a poem, July 7, 2008

Top
#601191 - 04/28/11 07:47 AM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
Mukremin Offline

Underboss
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 1102
And ofcourse the Gentle Don, Bruno smile

Top
#601196 - 04/28/11 11:44 AM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mukremin]
Dwalin2011 Offline

Underboss
Registered: 04/28/11
Posts: 956
I think there are no nice gangsters in this world, but if I should choose somebody who at least seems nicer than the others, I would choose Harry Riccobene from the Philadelphia crime family. He seems a sort of Santa Claus or a gnome. On the photo on Wikipedia he doesn't look like that though, but on the others I found on internet and also in the documentaries about the Scarfo mob he seems just a nice old man. Somebody even said it was hard to put the word killer and Harry together, even when you knew who he was.
_________________________
Willie Marfeo to Henry Tameleo: “You people want a loaf of bread and you throw the crumbs back. Well, fuck you. I ain't closing down"

Top
#601203 - 04/28/11 01:07 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
bonanno Offline

Button
Registered: 03/15/11
Posts: 99
bobby baccala. nobady they al crayzi motherfuckas:)

Top
#601220 - 04/28/11 03:23 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
Mooney Offline

Capo
Registered: 11/28/10
Posts: 303
Sam DeStefano smile
_________________________
"Thank God for the American Jury System" - Nicky Scarfo

Top
#601224 - 04/28/11 04:10 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
ovation32 Offline

Capo
Registered: 11/15/10
Posts: 259

Loc: New York City
This is really a silly thread. These guys are gangsters. Maybe some of them have never taken another individual's life. Great. But those are generally the more intelligent guys who are in the life due to their ability to take advantage of others and destroy their finances. At the end of the day, if I had to choose one it would be Costello.

Does anyone know if Colombo was known to be particularly ruthless? He seems like a candidate.

Top
#601225 - 04/28/11 04:12 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
Lenin_and_McCarthy Offline

Capo
Registered: 04/10/11
Posts: 259
The best I can come up with is Sammy Gravano on the merits of selling a drug that probably wasn't explicitly targeted towards the lower classes.

Top
#601226 - 04/28/11 04:16 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: ovation32]
VinnyGorgeous Offline
BANNED

Underboss
Registered: 01/18/11
Posts: 1635
Originally Posted By: ovation32

Does anyone know if Colombo was known to be particularly ruthless? He seems like a candidate.


He was considered a tough guy and was known to be ruthless to his enemies, that I know. The Colombos were just loaded with killers. Maybe we should do a another thread "The Nicest Colombo".
_________________________
"What is given, can be taken away. Everyone lies. Everyone dies." - Casey Anthony, in a poem, July 7, 2008

Top
#601239 - 04/28/11 05:29 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
GaryH Offline

Underboss
Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 688

Loc: Northumberland England
Tommy Gambino was a nice guy

Top
#601243 - 04/28/11 05:40 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: GaryH]
VinnyGorgeous Offline
BANNED

Underboss
Registered: 01/18/11
Posts: 1635
Originally Posted By: GaryH
Tommy Gambino was a nice guy


Yeah, he was a lot like his father. Looked like him too.
_________________________
"What is given, can be taken away. Everyone lies. Everyone dies." - Casey Anthony, in a poem, July 7, 2008

Top
#601247 - 04/28/11 05:51 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: ovation32]
Mussolini14 Offline

Capo
Registered: 03/21/10
Posts: 477

Loc: Ontario
Actually many G men claim there are mobsters on opposite ends of the spectrum so it's not that silly.
Joe Pistone said Sonny Black was genuinley a nice guy and often went out of his way to help others with no expectation of reciprocation. Granted "nice guys" in the mafia are few and far between and there are likley far more psychopaths than "nice guys".

Accardo had men tortured with blow torches so I wouldn't call him nice.

Columbo was a stone cold killer, one of Profaci's favorite hit men.


Edited by Mussolini14 (04/28/11 05:56 PM)

Top
#601256 - 04/28/11 06:27 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
ht2 Offline

Capo
Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 288
I have to agree that gangsters aren't really nice guys. But as far as their reputation with outsiders, Costello's underboss Willie Moretti was considered approachable and friendly with strangers. During the Kefauver hearings, at the end his testimony he invited all the US Senators on the panel to come over to his home near the beach. I've also seen Longy Zwillman described as congenial and polite with outsiders.


Edited by ht2 (04/29/11 07:37 AM)

Top
#601257 - 04/28/11 06:49 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
VinnyGorgeous Offline
BANNED

Underboss
Registered: 01/18/11
Posts: 1635
Many of these guys definitely appear to be selfish bastards who don't seem to care about much. Very few really go out of their way to be nice to their fellow man, but they do exist. Keep in mind, some of these guys see themselves as Robin Hoods and even have this great urge to help those in need. As arrogant and ruthless as he was, John Gotti was truly a guy who helped a lot of poor families and people in need. Vincent Basciano is another good example of a guy who wanted to better his community. I know he was especially compassionate when it came to sick children. As much as they may have taken from the community, they also gave back a lot. Maybe they did it to justify their way of life. To sleep better. I don't know. I just don't buy into that pure evil nonsense. To me, you can be a hero and a cocksucker at the same time. Life isn't black and white. There's a lot of gray areas.
_________________________
"What is given, can be taken away. Everyone lies. Everyone dies." - Casey Anthony, in a poem, July 7, 2008

Top
#601262 - 04/28/11 07:34 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: VinnyGorgeous]
ovation32 Offline

Capo
Registered: 11/15/10
Posts: 259

Loc: New York City
Good thinking RE: Tommy Gambino. He would NEVER have been in the mob had he not been born into it and his brains enabled him to be successful. He always seemed to me to be like an Italian Meyer Lansky.

Top
#601267 - 04/28/11 08:13 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: ovation32]
VinnyGorgeous Offline
BANNED

Underboss
Registered: 01/18/11
Posts: 1635
Originally Posted By: ovation32
He always seemed to me to be like an Italian Meyer Lansky.


I wouldn't go that far, but he was a sharp businessman definitely. The Italian Meyer Lansky was Carmine Lombardozzi.
_________________________
"What is given, can be taken away. Everyone lies. Everyone dies." - Casey Anthony, in a poem, July 7, 2008

Top
#601268 - 04/28/11 08:22 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: VinnyGorgeous]
pizzaboy Offline
The Fuckin Doctor


Registered: 12/02/06
Posts: 17994

Loc: Throggs Neck
Originally Posted By: VinnyGorgeous
Maybe we should do a another thread "The Nicest Colombo".

_________________________
"I got news for you. If it wasn't for the toilet, there would be no books." --- George Costanza.

Top
#601273 - 04/28/11 08:52 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
VinnyGorgeous Offline
BANNED

Underboss
Registered: 01/18/11
Posts: 1635
Yes, of course. Not many people know this, but before he became an actor, Peter Falk was a made guy who answered directly to Tom DiBella. One of the nicest Colombos for sure.
_________________________
"What is given, can be taken away. Everyone lies. Everyone dies." - Casey Anthony, in a poem, July 7, 2008

Top
#601281 - 04/28/11 09:50 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
GaryH Offline

Underboss
Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 688

Loc: Northumberland England
John Gotti was truly a guy who helped a lot of poor families and people in need

Shame he didnt help Willie Boy Johnsons family when he was in the can!
Its strange how mobsters can be so generous to strangers/outsiders yet neglect those close to them.

Top
#601283 - 04/28/11 10:02 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: GaryH]
VinnyGorgeous Offline
BANNED

Underboss
Registered: 01/18/11
Posts: 1635
Originally Posted By: GaryH
John Gotti was truly a guy who helped a lot of poor families and people in need

Shame he didnt help Willie Boy Johnsons family when he was in the can!
Its strange how mobsters can be so generous to strangers/outsiders yet neglect those close to them.


You do know that Willie Boy Johnson had been ratting on Gotti and his crew for about 15 years? Talk about being a nice friend lol. Would you treat your friends like that? Would you sell you friends out for selfish reasons?
_________________________
"What is given, can be taken away. Everyone lies. Everyone dies." - Casey Anthony, in a poem, July 7, 2008

Top
#601288 - 04/28/11 10:07 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
GaryH Offline

Underboss
Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 688

Loc: Northumberland England
The main reason he started to rat was because he got very pissed that when he was in the can both Carmine Fatico and Gotti ignored him

Top
#601291 - 04/28/11 10:18 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
Sonny_Black Offline

Underboss
Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 3027
Michael Franzese seems like a nice guy too, for mafia standards anyway.
_________________________
"It was between the brothers Kay -- I had nothing to do with it."

Top
#601299 - 04/28/11 10:57 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mussolini14]
thebarber Offline

Underboss
Registered: 11/06/10
Posts: 527
carmen dinunzio in boston is truly a nice person. He is very generous and polite. Wiseguy or not one of the nicest people i have met

Top
#601302 - 04/28/11 11:21 PM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Sonny_Black]
VinnyGorgeous Offline
BANNED

Underboss
Registered: 01/18/11
Posts: 1635
Originally Posted By: Sonny_Black
Michael Franzese seems like a nice guy too, for mafia standards anyway.


Tell that to Larry Champagne lol.
_________________________
"What is given, can be taken away. Everyone lies. Everyone dies." - Casey Anthony, in a poem, July 7, 2008

Top
#601303 - 04/29/11 12:01 AM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: VinnyGorgeous]
TonyG Offline

Capo
Registered: 02/19/11
Posts: 432

Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: VinnyGorgeous
Originally Posted By: Sonny_Black
Michael Franzese seems like a nice guy too, for mafia standards anyway.


Tell that to Larry Champagne lol.


And Marat Balagula and Vladimir Reznikov. As I recall, the terms were 75% to the Columbos and 25% to the Russians.
_________________________
Anthony Casso:
"I truly feel sorry for the younger generation that wants to belong to that life. There is absolutely no honor and respect today. The young newcomers will never see the kind of big money that was once made. That's long gone. They don't realize what it means to be free and have peace of mind until its taken from them."

Top
#601317 - 04/29/11 03:28 AM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: ovation32]
phatmatress Offline

Underboss
Registered: 12/16/10
Posts: 1171

Loc: pittsburgh pa
Originally Posted By: ovation32
This is really a silly thread. These guys are gangsters. Maybe some of them have never taken another individual's life. Great. But those are generally the more intelligent guys who are in the life due to their ability to take advantage of others and destroy their finances. At the end of the day, if I had to choose one it would be Costello.

Does anyone know if Colombo was known to be particularly ruthless? He seems like a candidate.
as far as i know colombo was a hitman before becoming boss. he was the hitman that informed luchesse and gambino of there attempted planned hits
_________________________
I hate Dicknoses!!!!!!

Top
#601328 - 04/29/11 05:44 AM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: Mukremin]
IvyLeague Offline


Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 6701
Originally Posted By: Mukremin
Tony Accardo comes to my mind first, and we could add Frank Costello to the list.


You ever hear what happened to the guys who burglarized Accardo's house?
_________________________
"If you believe there's a hell...I don't know if you're into that...but we're already pretty much going there, right? But I'm not going to lie down until I get there."

- Walter White

Top
#601342 - 04/29/11 07:57 AM Re: Nicest Mobster [Re: TonyG]
GaryH Offline

Underboss
Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 688

Loc: Northumberland England
Quote:
And Marat Balagula and Vladimir Reznikov. As I recall, the terms were 75% to the Columbos and 25% to the Russians


I thought it was the Lucchese that the Russians were involved with?

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Don Cardi, J Geoff, SC, Turnbull