CRIME: Murder in Beverly Hills

Benjamin ("Bugsy") Siegel was a hood with class. His home outside Beverly Hills was a tourist showpiece. He dined with Barbara Hutton, went yachting with Countess Dorothy di Frasso.

Bugsy was born 42 years ago in New York's dingy Lower East Side. He got his start as a night watchman for a gang of beer runners. Petulant as a small boy he went "bughouse" when crossed, but he was cunning, and he earned the respect of New York City's top crooks. When he hooked up with Meyer Lansky, New...

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