Henry Hill, Dead at 69

In MemoriumHenry Hill was 69. Martin Scorsese’s 1990 movie “Goodfellas,” starring Ray Liotta as Hill, chronicled his blood-spattered rise in the underworld, the 1978 Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport, his descent into the world of drugs and his eventual arrest.

Hill testified against his former associates to avoid a possible execution by his crew or going to prison for his crimes before entering the U.S. Marshals' Witness Protection Program in 1980. His testimony led to 50 convictions.

When I last assembled a list of my favourite movies of all-time, about six years ago, Goodfellas was #2.

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One of the most interesting reoccurring Howard Stern guests. He was kicked out of the witness protection program, in part because he kept getting arrested. What a maniac that guy was...

June 14, 2012 @ 6:55 AM

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