Louis Amberg

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Louis "Pretty" Amberg (1897 – October 23, 1935) was in a criminal organization with his brothers Joseph and Hyman Amberg, competing against Jacob "Gurrah" Shapiro, Louis "Lepke" Buchalter and the Shapiro Brothers for control of Brooklyn's racketeering activities during the 1920s and early 1930s. Amberg's body was found in a flaming car the day he was killed.

The case remains officially unsolved, though he was alleged to have been killed by Murder Inc. When asked if there were any suspects, a police detective reportedly answered, "Yeah, Brooklyn."[citation needed]

Amberg had a tendency to stab a fork in people's faces if they annoyed him and he once stabbed Milton Berle in the face after Berle insulted him from the stage of the Vanity Fair Club.[1]


  1. Nesteroff, Kliph (2015). The Comedians. New York: Grove Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-8021-2398-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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