Joe Gallo

Mobster of Italian Descent
Born Apr 7, 1929

Joseph Gallo, also known as "Crazy Joe" and "Joe the Blond", was a celebrated New York City gangster for the Profaci crime family, later known as the Colombo crime family. Gallo initiated one of the bloodiest mob conflicts since the 1931 Castellammarese War and was murdered as a result of it.… Read More

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1929 Birth Born on April 7, 1929.


1949 20 Years Old In 1949, after viewing the film Kiss of Death, Joe Gallo began mimicking Richard Widmark's gangster character "Tommy Udo" and reciting movie dialogue. … Read More
1950 21 Years Old In 1950, after an arrest, Gallo was temporarily placed in Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, where he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. … Read More
1957 28 Years Old In 1957 Profaci allegedly asked Gallo and his crew to murder Albert Anastasia, the boss of the Anastasia crime family. … Read More
1958 29 Years Old In 1958 Gallo and his brothers were summoned to Washington, D.C., to testify before the McClellan Committee of the U.S. Senate on organized crime. … Read More


1960 31 Years Old Joe Gallo's brothers Larry Gallo and Albert "Kid Blast" Gallo were also his criminal associates. His sister was Carmello Fiorello. Gallo's first wife, whom he married around 1960, divorced in the mid-1960s, and then in July 1971 remarried, was Las Vegas showgirl Jeffie Lee Boyd.
In early 1961 the Gallo crew attempted to kidnap the entire Profaci leadership. … Read More
1962 33 Years Old In 1962, while Joey was serving time at Attica prison, his brothers Larry and Al "Kid Blast", along with five other member of the Gallo gang including Frank "Punchy" Illiano, rushed into a burning Brooklyn tenement building near their hangout, the Longshore Rest Room, and saved six children and their mother from the fire. … Read More
1963 34 Years Old …  Later in 1963 the Mafia Commission forced Magliocco to resign and installed Joseph Colombo, an ally of Gambino crime family boss Carlo Gambino, as the new Profaci family boss. … Read More
1964 35 Years Old On August 29, 1964, Gallo sued the Department of Corrections, stating that guards inflicted cruel and unusual punishment on him at Green Haven after he allowed an African-American barber to cut his hair. … Read More
1968 39 Years Old In May 1968, while Joe Gallo was still in prison, Larry Gallo died of cancer.


Later in 1971 Jeffie divorced Gallo again. … Read More
1972 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 7, 1972, Colombo family gunmen murdered Joe Gallo in a Manhattan restaurant. … Read More
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