Bio. Of Al Capone
5 Facts about Al Capon
- Capone’s drink of choice was Templeton Rye whiskey from Templeton, Iowa.
- Capone’s specially-outfitted, bullet-proof Cadillac was seized by the U.S. Treasury Department in 1932 and later used by the government as Franklin Roosevelt’s limousine.
- Capone got his “Scarface” nickname after a bar brawl in Coney Island that left him with three large slashes on the left side of his face.
- Even though “Scarface” was his most well-known nickname, Capone’s closest friends called him “Snorky.”
- After suffering a mental and physical decline as a result of neurosyphilis, a Baltimore psychiatrist and Capone’s personal physician performed tests that showed his mental capability had diminished to that of a 12-year-old.