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Celebrity status is associated with popularity, fame and wealth. Their glamorous lifestyle, break ups and success stories always make the breaking news.
Due to the high visibility of the personal lives of celebrities, even their shortcomings become public very easily. This is the reason why a number of celebrities just can't hide their relationship with gangsters. Here is the short story of those 9 celebrities who share the alleged ties with the underworld.
During much of the lifetime and career of Frank , his name got linked to the prominent members of American Mafia. He had connections with the criminals in Chicago, Miami, Havana and New York. Though the actor had never accepted about his ties with the gangsters, his father remained involved in doing business with the popular mobsters.
De Niro's acting involved using whatsoever extreme tactic he feels is necessary to elicit the best performance. The connection of the actor with the gangsters was just to prepare the role for the movie 'Analyze this.' Robert De Niro has spent considerable amount of time with Anthony "Fat Andy" due to which his name got linked to the Gambino family.
Marilyn was the girlfriend of Frank Sinatra in 1960s due to which she allegedly got connected with the crime world. She used to spent time with Sinatra and his mobster friends in casinos of Las Vegas. Marilyn Monroe spent her last night alive at the lodge of Frank Sinatra with Sam Giancana, a well-known American Mafia boss.
Actor Jerry spent time with Colombo family member, Joey Gallo to study the role of gangster portrayed in the film "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight." Orbach was an eye witness to Gallo's murder and was quite aware about the identity of Mafia boss killer but he refused to share anything with the police .Eventually, he took the secret to his grave and the murder of Gallo became a mystery for everyone.
Though the actor has claimed several times that he has no connection with the underworld, still there are "n" number of things which points out about his associations with the mobsters. The actor had ties with the Genovese family which got ascertained when he applied for gambling license in UK. Undoubtedly he brought life to the casinos of Las Vegas but he was the one involved in drug peddling and was even barred from running casinos over Mafia links in August 2012.
Frankie Valli openly accepted about his relationship with members of the Genovese family. He cited the reason behind this relationship was the same neighborhood. During fifties and sixties in New Jersey, Mafia used to run the clubs. So, it was necessary to maintain professional relationship with them.
Elizabeth became friends with the former captain of Colombo crime family when the captain acted in the movie of her boyfriend Steve Bing. Unlike other actors who kept their relationship with gangsters hidden, Hurley traumatized everyone by making her friendship public. "Donnie Shacks" Montemarano had spent time in jail due to numerous cases of racketeering and extortion on him.
Liza Minnelli's relationships always used to make headlines but the one with Russo kept her in the limelight for long time. Gianni Russo, well-known for his movie "The Godfather" had a romantic relationship with Minnelli. Russo had worked in close association with the mob associate Frank Costello to perform the role of Carlo Rizzi in the movie.
Debbie Reynolds met Marajen Stevick Chinigo, the ex-wife of Johnny Rosselli who was a top gangster of Chicago at a party. Reynolds kept inviting Chinigo to forthcoming parties. This is how Reynolds developed the connection with the mob.