Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: sports handicapper and Las Vegas gaming executive who became an inspiration for the 1995 blockbuster movie Casino, who once survived a car bomb and ran the Chicago mob-owned Stardust, Fremont, Hacienda, and Marina casinos throughout the 1970's and into the mid-1980's but eventually was banned from Nevada's casinos because of his ties to the Mafia.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: June 12, 1929

 

Died: October 13, 2008

 

Location: Miami Beach, Florida