10 Famous Gangsters With Odd Nicknames



Jack “Legs” Diamond

Jack “Legs” Diamond was an original Prohibition-era gangster. He opened up numerous speakeasies, supplying booze by using his illegal liquor trucks and smuggling skills. He also earned a second nickname, “Clay Pigeon,” after being shot so many times.

Jimmy “The Gent” Burke

Jimmy “The Gent” Burke was physically and sexually abused growing up, which made him into the gangster he became. He earned his nickname by robbing trucks carrying various goods, but he would always leave a $50 bill with the truck driver for his troubles.