Owney Madden

Owney Madden
1891 - 1965

Owney Madden  American Criminal


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American Criminal Owney Madden was born Owen Victor Madden on 18th December, 1891 in Leeds, England and passed away on 24th Apr 1965 Hot Springs, Arkansas aged 73. He is most remembered for Irish gangster who owned the Cotton Club in NYC. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Owney Madden is a member of the following lists: Prohibition-era gangsters, People from Manhattan and English people of Irish descent.


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First Name Owney
Last Name Madden
Full Name at Birth Owen Victor Madden
Alternative Name The Killer, The Duke, Owen Victor Madden, Owney Madden
Age 73 (age at death) years
Birthday 18th December, 1891
Birthplace Leeds, England
Died 24th April, 1965
Place of Death Hot Springs, Arkansas
Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Gangster
Occupation Criminal
Claim to Fame Irish gangster who owned the Cotton Club in NYC

Owen Vincent Madden (December 18, 1891 – April 24, 1965), known as Owney Madden and nicknamed "The Killer", was a leading underworld figure in Manhattan, most notable for his involvement in organized crime during Prohibition. He also ran the famous Cotton Club and was a leading boxing promoter in the 1930s.

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McnastyAug 4, 2010

Who are you people. I dont know of any you who claim to be related to Owen Madden. I am the Leeds connection to the family and have never heard of any of you.

Carol FarrisFeb 12, 2010

I too am related to Uncle Owney! Missing him in my life! Wish he was here to protect me. All my love to Uncle Owney.

michael o`brienNov 22, 2009

owney madden was a realtion of mine,a kind generous man who loved his pidgeons,godbless you owney,may you always rest in peace ,mick

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