Thursday’s quiz

You’re welcome to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual bouquet of spring flowers.

3 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Who was Meyer Lansky?

    (2) Who was his early collaborator?

    (3) What modern American industry did he pioneer?

    (4) “We’re bigger than U.S. Steel” is a famous Meyer Lansky quotation – in what movie did a character, modeled after him utter these words?

    (5) Meyer Lansky has been portrayed as a character in many films either by name or thinly disguised can you name three actors who have played him?

  2. Paul Scott says:

    1/ Lansky was some aesthete accountant type mobster in Cuba I think
    2/ don’t know
    3/ Derived accounting and gambling casinos
    4/ 5/ don’t know , Godfather type movies.

  3. Gravedodger says:

    1 A Russian Jew from what is now Belarus who migrated to the US and became a mob bean counter. When Capone became convicted for Tax evasion Lansky moved his wealth to a numbered Swiss account.
    2 Luciano.
    3 Casino gambling controlled by La Cosa Nostra.
    4 Michael Corleone in The Godfather, Mo Green perforated head wound was said to be modeled on Bugsy Seigal.
    5 Ben Kingsly, Dustin Hoffman, Patrick Dempsey

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