Twin brothers Ronald “Ronnie” Kray (24 October 1933 – 17 March 1995) and Reginald “Reggie” Kray (24 October 1933 – 1 October 2000) were English gangsters who were the kingpins of organized crime in the East End of London during the 1950s and 1960s.
With their gang, “The Firm”, the Krays were involved in armed robberies, arson, protection rackets, assaults, and the murders of Jack “The Hat” McVitie and George Cornell.
As West End nightclub owners, they mixed with prominent entertainers including Diana Dors, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland, and with politicians.
During the 1960s, the Krays became celebrities in their own right, interviewed on television, and captured on film by iconic photographer David Bailey.
Brothers Gary and Martin Kemp (not twins) of the ’80s British pop band Spandau Ballet played the duo in the 1990 movie “The Krays”.
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