NEW YORK MOBSTERS
DON VITO GENOVESE
"I'll make him an offer he can't refuse."
The boss of the Genovese crime family, as well as the reigning Godfather of the entire Five Families of New York. Basically the 'boss of all bosses'. Father to Massimiliano, and a close associate of Carmen.
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"Guys, dress smart—girls like it."
Son of Vito Genovese, and late fiancé to Carmen. Became a 'made man' in the Mafia the minute he entered adulthood. Is sophisticated, but has a secret liking for the rebellious things in life. Suave mafioso by day, edgy Greaser by night.
"You treat a lady like a dame, and a dame like a lady."
One of the best-known and best-loved Jazz singers in the history of American popular music. His music and voice are among the most recognizable in the world, and his work has been featured in numerous other media. Also has strong ties to several Mafia members, although it's impossible to say where the truth ends and fantasy begins. Rumor has it that the Johnny Fontaine character in The Godfather was based on Sinatra's mob troubles in securing his role From Here to Eternity.
Historical character; minor character