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Eliot Ness is ...

Born 19 Apr 1903 in Chicago
Died 16 May 1957 in Cleveland
Age54 years
Causemyocardial infarction
Eliot Ness
Eliot Ness
General notes: Old painted sign on building for Elliot Ness for Mayor of Cleveland seen in background; seems to be from 1947 not 1938 as DOCUMERICA caption states (see en:W:Elliot Ness)

About Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness (April 19, 1903 – May 16, 1957) was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois, bringing down Al Capone, and the leader of a famous team of law enforcement agents nicknamed The Untouchables. His co-authorship of a popular autobiography, The Untouchables, which was released shortly after his death, launched several television and motion picture portrayals that established Ness's posthumous fame as an incorruptible crime fighter.


Ness collapsed and died at his home in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, of a massive heart attack on May 16, 1957; he was 54. His ashes were scattered in one of the small ponds on the grounds of Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland. He was survived by his widow, Elisabeth Andersen Seaver, and adopted son, Robert.