Abner Zwillman
Joseph Bonanno
Tommy Dorsey
Milton Berle
(Movies & TV)
Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
(Movies & TV)
Jerry Lewis
(Movies & TV)

See also

Willie Moretti

Knowledge Identifier: +Willie_Moretti


Willie Moretti

Underboss of the Genovese crime family and a cousin of family boss Frank Costello add

Category: Justice-Crime

Born in 1894.

Countries: United States (54%), New Jersey (38%), New York (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Abner Zwillman, Joseph Bonanno, Tommy Dorsey

Linked to: Life, Kefauver Committee




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Willie Moretti was born in 1894 add something


On January 12, 1913, after being convicted of robbery in New York City , Moretti was sentenced to one year in state prison in Elmira, New York, New York add something


In the 1930s, Moretti became friends with unknown singer Frank Sinatra add something


From 1933 to 1951, Moretti, in association with Joe Adonis, Settimo Accardi and Abner Zwillman, ran lucrative gambling dens in New Jersey and Upstate New York add something


Finally, in 1939, Sinatra signed a recording contract with band leader Tommy Dorsey add something


However, by the early 1940's, Sinatra had achieved national popularity and wanted to sign a more lucrative recording contract, but Dorsey refused to release him from their existing contract add something


In the late 1940s, Moretti become acquainted with comedians Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis while they were performing at Bill Miller's Riviera nightclub in Fort Lee, New Jersey, New Jersey add something


Abner Zwillman - During the 1940s Zwillman, along with long-time associate Willie Moretti, dominated gambling operations in New Jersey, in particular the Marine Room inside Zwillman's Riviera nightclub, The Palisades


In 1947, Martin, Lewis, Sinatra, and comedian Milton Berle all performed at the wedding reception of Moretti's daughter add something


In 1950, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Organized Crime started an investigation known as the Kefauver hearings, named after its chairman, Sen. Estes Kefauver add something

Willie Moretti died in 1951 add something


On October 4, 1951, Moretti was lunching with four other men at Joe's Elbow Room Restaurant in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, New Jersey add something


"In A Man of Honor: The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno", Simon & Schuster, 1984 add something