SONNY: The Last of the Old Time Mafia Bosses, John Sonny Franzese
The never-before-told life story of Sonny Franzese, the feared Colombo underboss whose one weakness was his family, is the subject of SONNY: The Last of the Old Time Mafia Bosses, John "Sonny" Franzese, based on exclusive interviews with Sonny himself.
Newsday investigative journalist Sandra Peddie interviewed the Mafia crime boss multiple times his release from prison at age 100. Funny, sharp and charming, he was an unabashed bad guy. Peddie uncovered many shocking secets, among them:
* Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's very personal interest in Sonny
* His affairs with Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe and Dagmar
* His hidden piece of the Times Square porn industry
* How he was "given" singer Bobby Darin