What Happened To Al Capone's Family After His Death | Screen Rant
Josh Trank's Capone movie focuses on the final year of Al Capone's life, but here's what happened with his family after he passed away.
Tom Hardy's new movie Capone explores the final year of Al Capone's life, but what happened to his family after he died? The story of the Italian gangster is a popular story throughout the history of entertainment, with writer-director Josh Trank responsible for the latest adaptation. Unlike most stories about the crime lord though, Capone takes place well after his time in power, where his mental state has deteriorated.
Now available for rent or purchase on a variety of video on demand services, Capone's release has made it one of the more noteworthy films to launch during the coronavirus pandemic. serves as a showcase for Hardy to once again transform his body and voice for a new role, and he has to carry the majority of the film on his shoulders. For many, Al Capone is a familiar name, but Capone shows a different point in his life and heavily involves his family, who are with him in their giant Florida mansion. concludes before the death of its lead character, which might leave viewers wondering what happened next in real life after Al Capone died on January 25, 1947.
Al married Mae Capone when he was 19 on December 30, 1918 and remained with her up until he died. After being married to one of the biggest criminals around, the next stage of Mae's life largely takes place outside of the public eye. It is known that she sold the Florida mansion shortly after Al's death. Mae remained committed to Al and his legacy even after his death though, as she sued a production studio due to the similarities between Al's life and The Untouchables TV show in 1964. She died a few years later in Florida on April 16, 1968 at the age of 89.
Despite what might suggest, Al only fathered one child in his entire life: Albert Francis "Sonny" Capone Jr. He was born on December 4, 1918, just a few weeks before his parents, Al and Mae, got married. After the death of his father, Sonny continued living in Florida working as an apprentice printer, a tire distributor, and a restaurant owner. It has been revealed by the FBI that he threatened to kill Edward Kennedy in 1968, but the only crime he was ever convicted for was stealing $3.50 worth of aspirin and batteries in 1965. He legally changed his name to Albert Francis Brown in 1966 to remove ties to Capone. Sonny died on July 8, 2004 at the age of 85.
As far as Al Capone's extended family is concerned, he had eight siblings (six brothers, two sisters), but only six were still alive when he died. His older brothers Ralph aka "Bottles" and James Vincenzo aka "Two-Gun" had both moved past their criminal days, with James passing away in Nebraska in 1952 and Ralph dying in Wisconsin in 1974. His younger brother Matthew died in 1967, his younger brother Umberto died in 1980, his younger brother Ermino died in 1985, and his younger sister Mafalda passed away in 1988. Al's younger siblings were not heavily involved with his criminal empire, but only Ralph despite not being present in Al's life at the time in real life.
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