James Burke, also known as Jimmy the Gent, and The Irishman (July 5, – April 13, ), Burke inspired the character "Jimmy 'The Gent' Conway", one of the main characters of the movie Goodfellas, played by Robert de Niro.
If any gangster came from a troubled childhood, it was Burke. Born James Conway on July 5, , in New York, he never knew who his father was. His Irish.
Born in , and recruited to run errands by Vario in his early teens, Hill James Burke inspired the character of Jimmy "the Gent" Conway.
The character of Jimmy Conway, played by actor Robert DeNiro in the Martin family associate and Brooklyn native Jimmy Burke (born Jimmy Conway ).
James Burke was born in Bronx, New York as the illegitimate son to Jane Conway, a prostitute who was an immigrant from Dublin, Ireland. The father of James.
Jimmy Burke had a reputation for being a gentleman, but that didn't stop him from being one of the most dangerous masterminds the mafia had ever seen.
book, Mr. Burke's character, called Jimmy Conway, was played by Robert De Niro. Known as Jimmy the Gent for his dapper appearance, Mr. Burke had A version of this obituary; biography appears in print on April
James Burke (born James Conway), also known as Jimmy the Gent, and The Irishman (July 5, – April 13, ), was an American gangster and Lucchese.
Hill was born to an Irish father and Sicilian mother in New York in and He describes his friends Jimmy "the Gent" Burke, and Tommy DeSimone His name was changed to Jimmy Conway in the film for legal reasons.