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Jimmy Conway Tribute

We always called each other good fellas. Like you said to, uh, somebody, :”You’re gonna like this guy. He’s alright. He’s a goodfella”

James Burke (born James Conway), also known as Jimmy the Gent, and The Irishman (July 5, 1931 – April 13, 1996), was an American gangster and Lucchese crime family associate who is believed to have organized the 1978 Lufthansa heist, at the time the most lucrative cash theft in American history, and also believed to have either committed or ordered the murders of many of those involved in the months succeeding. He is the father of mobster and Lufthansa heist suspect, Frank James Burke, as well as Jesse James Burke, Catherine Burke (who married Bonanno crime family member Anthony Indelicato in 1992), and another daughter, Robin Burke.

Burke inspired the character “Jimmy ‘The Gent’ Conway”, one of the main characters of the 1990 movie Goodfellas, played by Robert de Niro.

Goodfellas was based on the book Wiseguy by Nicolas Pileggi, who also co- wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. Based on Pileggi’s own experiences, the movie comes across as authentic; these quotes give us an insight into a world with different moral values and concepts of honor

 

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