Alphonse Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was born into a respectable family, his father was educated and making a living as a barber. Once he met gangster Johnny Torrio and was seduced by Torrio’s lifestyle. Capone was involved in probably one of the most infamous gang hits in history; the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre. He spent 11 years in prison, serving time in Alcatraz until he became ill and was released early for good behavior. He died at age 48.