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James Burke (gangster)

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James 'Jimmy the Gent' Burke (July 5, 1931 New York City, New YorkApril 13, 1996 Alden, New York), was an Irish-American gangster.


He is the father of small-time mobster Frankie Burke, Jesse James Burke, Catherine Burke and another unknown daughter.[source?] Catherine married Anthony Indelicato in 1992. He was nicknamed The Big Irishman or The Irish Guinea. Jimmy Conway, a character in the movie Goodfellas, is based on Burke.

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