Infamous car thief, bootlegger, and bank robber, George “Baby Face” Nelson was born under the name Lester Joseph Gillis in Chicago, Illinois, on December 6, 1908, to Joseph and Mary Gillis. Nelson lived in a neighborhood in Chicago's Near West Side, referred to as the Patch. At a young age, he engaged in various crimes, but most notable was the stealing of car parts and cars. By the early 1930s, Nelson elevated his criminal aspirations to bank robbery, and soon he became acquainted with many rising members of the Chicago ...

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