Mickey Cohen

Born Sep 4, 1913

Meyer Harris "Mickey" Cohen was a gangster based in Los Angeles and part of the Jewish Mafia, and also had strong ties to the American Mafia from the 1930s through 1960s.

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1913 Birth Mickey Cohen was born on September 4, 1913, into an Orthodox Jewish family. … Read More
1923 10 Years Old Soon, however, Cohen and most of his brothers became involved in crime. (Cohen's brother Sam, an Orthodox Jew, was an exception.) In 1923, at age nine, Cohen was delivering alcohol to customers from a gin mill operated by his older brother in a drug store. … Read More


1930 17 Years Old As a teenager, Cohen began boxing in illegal prizefights in Los Angeles. He moved to the West Coast to train as a professional boxer, fighting in the Midwest on the way. His first professional boxing match was on April 8, 1930 against Patsy Farr in Cleveland, Ohio. … Read More
1931 18 Years Old On June 12, 1931 Cohen fought and lost a match against World Featherweight Champion Tommy Paul, having been knocked out cold after 2:20 into the first round. … Read More


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On April 11, 1933 Cohen fought against Chalky Wright in Los Angeles, California. … Read More


1947 34 Years Old …  In 1947, the crime families ordered the murder of Siegel due to his mismanagement of the Flamingo Hotel, most likely because Siegel or his girlfriend Virginia Hill was skimming money. … Read More
1950 37 Years Old In 1950, Mickey Cohen was investigated along with numerous other underworld figures by a US Senate committee known as the Kefauver Commission. … Read More


1957 44 Years Old In 1957 Time magazine wrote a brief about Mickey Cohen meeting with Billy Graham. … Read More
1961 48 Years Old In 1961, Cohen was again convicted of tax evasion and sent to Alcatraz. … Read More


1972 59 Years Old In 1972, Cohen was released from the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, where he had spoken out against prison abuse. … Read More


1976 63 Years Old Mickey Cohen died in his sleep in 1976 and is interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California. … Read More
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