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Known as "The Irishman," Daniel "Danny" Greene was one of most notorious crime figures in the Midwest. He even took on the entire Mafia in his quest for power.
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His life inspired several books including To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia by Rick Porrello. That book is also the basis for the film The Irishman starring Ray Stevenson as Greene, Christopher Walken as Birns, and Vincent D'Onfrio as Nardi.
Twice married, Greene had five children. His oldest son, Danny,
once described his father as "truly intrepid ... He probably could have been governor or senator if he hadn't gone the other way."
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