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Bugsy was an American gangster who was involved with the Genovese crime family. Siegel was a major driving… [More] force behind large-scale development of metropolitan Las Vegas. He was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to a poor Jewish family from what is currently Ukraine. He befriended Meyer Lansky in NYC and expanded his crime ring to gambling and car theft. After flying out West on business for the East Coast mob, he found new opportunities in the “new city in the sand,” Las Vegas. [Less]
1929: Frank Gehry
Gehry is a Canadian American Pritzker Prize-winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. He was born… [More] Frank Owen Goldberg in Toronto to Polish Jewish parents. During college in southern California, he was a truck driver. He is considered one of the best architects — and is classified in the style of Deconstructivism, associated with post-structuralism. Indeed, his work seems rough, or unfinished, at times. [Less]
1953: Paul Krugman
Krugman was born to a Jewish immigrant family in Nassau County, NY. He is a renowned economist and… [More] New York Times op-ed columnist. He won the Nobel Prize in economics for his work on international trade. Also, he has written more than 20 books and 200 articles. [Less]