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Sammy Gravano


Referred to as the underboss from the Gambino crime family. He helped lower John Gotti, the manager from the family members, by learning to be a see for the Federal government Bureau of Analysis. When he was 13 years of age, he became a member of a road gang referred to as the Rampers in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He released a book known as Underboss in 1997 about his encounters with John Gotti and their trial. He was youngest of three kids created to parents Giorlando (Gerry) and Caterina (Kay) Gravano. He was known when planning on taking down fellow mafioso John Gotti.

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Full Name Sammy Gravano
Date Of Birth March 12, 1945
Place Of Birth New York
Height 1.65 m
Profession Criminal
Nationality American
Children Karen Gravano, Gerard Gravano
Parents Caterina Gravano, Giorlando Gravano
Siblings Fran Garafola
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1Counts The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) among his favorite films. Ironically, he killed Paul Castellano, uncle of cast member Richard Castellano.
2Father of Karen Gravano.
3Second-in-command to New York Mafia boss John Gotti. When Gravano was arrested on a variety of federal charges along with Gotti, he decided to turn states' evidence and cooperate with the government in exchange for placement in the Witness Protection Program--mainly because he feared Gotti was going to have him killed because he knew too much about Gotti's criminal activities--thus becoming the highest-ranking Mafia boss ever to become a cooperating witness. He testified in court against Gotti and confessed to having committed 19 murders on Gotti's orders (although authorities suspected him of committing quite a bit more than 19).



Bullets Over Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHimself

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America's Book of Secrets2013TV Series documentaryHimself
48 Hours2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Mobsters2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Gangster
American Justice1995TV Series documentaryHimself

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