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Isadore “Kid Cann” Blumenfeld

  • Birth 8 Sep 1900 Romania
  • Death 21 Jun 1981 Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 7959113

Crime Figure. The most notorious criminal in Minnesota history. Born in the shtetl of Rumnesk, Romania, he was brought to America at the age of two. He drifted into gang fights on the streets of Minneapolis's "Newspaper Row" around 4th Street on the North Side. By the mid 1920s he was, with his brothers Harry and "Yiddy," the boss of one of the most powerful factions of North Minneapolis's Jewish Mafia. Involved in bootlegging, pimping, and labor raqueteering. Suspected of involvement in at least 5 murders, including three journalists who had written exposees of his activities. (One was machinegunned to death right in front of his wife and children) Convicted on prostitution charges in 1959. After his release moved to Miami Beach with his best pal Meyer Lansky where he led a quiet retirement of stock fraud, money launderring, and shady real estate deals that left him a fortune conservatively estimated at ten million dollars after his death of heart disease in 1981. He was known for being very generous to charities, and not only the Jewish ones. "I like to play all the angles," he once said, "I'm suspicious."

Bio by: Brendan King


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Brendan King
  • Added: 7 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7959113
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isadore “Kid Cann” Blumenfeld (8 Sep 1900–21 Jun 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7959113, citing Adath Yeshurun Cemetery, Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .