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American Prohibition agent (1903-1957)wd:Q358505
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Chicago
occupation: police officer, jurist, politician, criminologist
Eliot Ness (April 19, 1903 – May 16, 1957) was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to bring down Al Capone and enforce Prohibition in Chicago. He was the leader of a famous team of law enforcement agents from Chicago, 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.
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