However, like many actors who had got so attached to their work, Washington was also addicted to the challenge of making movies rather than making profit and recognition out of them. Reflecting a dedicated spirit, it was understandable that he was indeed very serious from the very beginning. The son of Denzel Washington Sr. His father who was a Pentecostal minister had influenced him in the art of performing, while his mother who was a beautician in a beauty parlor had often took him to her work place and exposed him to the colorful conversation that eventually taught him the art of storytelling.
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His father was a man of upright character who acquired the nickname "Abe the Just". Rothstein's father believed that his son always craved to be the center of attention and would often get frustrated when he was not.
His father pointed to an event in when Rothstein was 8 to prove this. Rothstein's mother had gone to visit her mother across state, she took her eldest son Harry and her newborn daughter with her, leaving Rothstein. The night she left, Rothstein's father found him crying in the bottom of a closet, Rothstein reportedly said, "She hates me and you hate me, but you all love Harry.
InRothstein was asked how he became a gambler, "I always gambled. I can't remember when I didn't. Maybe I gambled just to show my father he couldn't tell me what to do, but I don't think so.
I think I gambled because I loved the excitement. When I gambled, nothing else mattered. He also invested in a horse racing track at Havre de Grace, Marylandwhere he was reputed to have fixed many of the races that he won.
Rothstein had a wide network of informants, very deep pockets from amongst his father's banking community, and the willingness to pay a premium for good information, regardless of the source. His successes made him a millionaire by age He bet against them and made a significant profit in what was called the " Black Sox Scandal ".
Prosecutors could find no evidence linking Rothstein to the affair, and he was never indicted. The whole thing started when [Abe] Attell and some other cheap gamblers decided to frame the Series and make a killing. The world knows I was asked in on the deal and my friends know how I turned it down flat.
I don't doubt that Attell used my name to put it over. That's been done by smarter men than Abe. But I was not in on it, would not have gone into it under any circumstances and did not bet a cent on the Series after I found out what was under way.
Rothstein supposedly turned down Sullivan's proposal but when he received Attell's offer, Rothstein reconsidered Sullivan's first offer.
He figured that the competition to fix the game made it worth the risk to get involved and still be able to cover his involvement. David Pietrusza's biography of Rothstein suggested that the gangster worked both ends of the fix with Sullivan and Attell. So, too, did the signed confessions of Cicotte, Williams and Jackson The state, virtually all of its evidence gone, sought to get the players to repeat their confession on the stand.
This they refused to do, citing the Fifth Amendment. Katcher went on, "Thus, on the official record and on the basis of [State Attorney Maclay] Hoyne's statement, Rothstein was never involved in the fixing of the Series.
Also, on the official record, it was never proved that the Series had been fixed. Despite all his denials, though, Katcher notes that "while Rothstein won the Series, he won a small sum.
It could have been much — very much — more. It wasn't because Rothstein chickened [ sic ] out. A World Series fix was too good to be true — even if it was true.
Rothstein allegedly conspired with a leading trainer, Sam Hildrethto drive up the odds on Sporting Blood.
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