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George Kelly Barnes Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Memphis-born George "Machine Gun" Kelly (born George Kelly Barnes) was unlike most of his contemporary "celebrity" gangsters in that he didn't come from a poverty-stricken background--his father was a well-to-d0 insurance company executive and George was raised in very comfortable circumstances. Kelly graduated high school and actually attended ...
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Date Of BirthJuly 18, 1895
Place Of BirthMemphis, Tennessee, USA
Star SignCancer
1His "fearsome" reputation as a hardened criminal and gunman was wholly an invention of his second wife, a former prostitute and suspected murderess named Kathryn Thorne. She was obsessed with making him more famous than real killers like John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd and waged what amounted to a successful marketing campaign to convince the underworld, the public and lawmen that her husband was a cold-blooded, dangerous killer. He was, in fact, nothing of the sort--a fleshy, heavyset, meek man, he was terrified of the machine gun he was supposed to be an expert with and totally under the thumb of his domineering wife, and went along with her schemes because he was unable to stand up to her. Amazingly enough, her campaign worked--the FBI made him "Public Enemy #1" and the newspapers of the day built him up to be almost a super-criminal. The underworld looked up to him and the public couldn't get enough of him. His one true distinction, however, was that he invented the word "G-Man" for federal cops--when the FBI cornered him in a Memphis rooming house, he threw up his hands and screamed, "Don't shoot, G-Men!". The name stuck.
2Although he was known by his infamous nickname "Machine Gun" Kelly, he didn't like machine guns--the noise they made scared him--it's almost certain that the only time he ever actually fired one was during target practice. He never did learn to shoot well and he certainly never killed anyone.
3Was incarcerated in Alcatraz from August 1934 to 1951.


The Big House1998TV Series documentaryHimself ("Machine Gun" Kelly)
The American Gang Busters1940Documentary as 'Machine Gun' Kelly

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Codes and Conspiracies2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Machine Gun Kelly
Crime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Machine Gun Kelly
Undercover History2007TV SeriesHimself, gangster, aka 'Machine Gun Kelly'
The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz1987TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Killers All1945DocumentaryMachine Gun Kelly

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