One of Deirdre Capone's fondest memories of her great uncle is him standing in the kitchen, a pinny tied around his waist, teaching her how to cook spaghetti. She recalls: "He said, 'You'll know it's done Deirdre', and he'd pick up one noodle and throw it against the wall. 'If it sticks, it's done, if it slides off it's not done yet'. He loved to cook." As her surname suggests, Deirdre's great uncle was America's most infamous gangster, Al Capone. Deirdre, now 80, who says she is "probably the last person on this Earth" to have properly known him, is chatting from her home in Florida as the latest movie about her beloved "Uncle Al" is released on Netflix this week. British actor Tom Hardy stars in biopic Capone, complete with heavy prosthetics and plenty of characteristic violence, blood and gore. What is your view? Have your say in the comments section But Deirdre, who turned seven the day Capone died following a stroke in January, 1947, paints a sweeter picture and reveals the ruthless gangster had a surprisingly sensitive side. Not least that old Scarface was pretty thin-skinned about his iconic scar, which Deirdre says he got in a… Read full this story
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