Machine Gun Kelly, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Machine Gun Kelly

American gangster, kidnapper and bank robber

Date of Birth: 18-Jul-1895

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: 18-Jul-1954

Profession: gangster

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Machine Gun Kelly

  • George Kelly Barnes (July 18, 1895 – July 18, 1954), better known by his nickname "Machine Gun Kelly", was an American gangster from Memphis, Tennessee, during the prohibition era.
  • His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun.
  • He is best known for the kidnapping of the oil tycoon and businessman Charles F.
  • Urschel in July 1933, from which he and his gang collected a $200,000 ransom.
  • Urschel had collected and left considerable evidence that assisted the subsequent FBI investigation, which eventually led to Kelly's arrest in Memphis, Tennessee, on September 26, 1933.
  • His crimes also included bootlegging and armed robbery.

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