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Our next guest is someone you’re probably familiar. He started life in the polio ward at Belview hosp in NY. Became a courrier for mob boss Frank Costello, had a hot torrid affair with Marilyn Monroe, a close personal friendship with Frank Sinatora, knew the Kennedys and has kept popping in history much like Forest Gump, whenever something major was happening. But you probably know him best as Carlo Rizzi in the Godfather, Gianni Russo is here with us now. Sorry Gianni, I can’t even begin to do your story justice in such a short period of time. Gianni is the author of Hollywood Godfather, a multi-year bestseller. We explore his early beginnings in a New York City polio ward, his association with mob chieftain Frank Costello, his involvement in the JFK assassination, his torrid affair with Marilyn Monroe and her untimely suspicious death. Gianni goes into what happed with the RFK assassination and Sirhan Sirhan’s, brainwashing. And his run in with Narco Terrorist Pablo Escobar and how he managed to escape certain death at his hands. Truly a fascinating life and one that Gianni says he has no regrets about.