Vincent Gebardi, born Vincenzo Gibaldi in Licata, Sicily on July 2, 1902, the first son of Tommaso Gibaldi and Giuseppa Verderame Gibaldi. Sometime before World War I, the family changed it's name to Gebardi.
He has the face of a Renaissance cupid. Famed Chicago photographer Anthony Berardi said of Vincent, "He was such a nice guy - you'd never know what he did for a living."
But there was a business side to Vincent Gebardi named Jack McGurn, and that face could change in a Brooklyn second.Vincent Gebardi, a.k.a. "Jack McGurn," was Al Capone's chief hitman, the "killer who killed professional killers."
Compelling puppy-dog eyes, adorable round cheeks, and a baby face. The eybrows steeple upwards towards his brow in a quizzical expression of innocence.
McGurn coming out of the phone booth in the McCormick Hotel, where he was shot by the Gusenbergs
The boy gangster with the Mona Lisa smile, the most usual suspect for anything and everything. He looks like he knows a few secrets.
Cubs star Gabby Hartnett signs a ball for young Sonny Capone at a crosstown classic at Comiskey Park.
McGurn, behind Capone, is either reaching for his wallet or his gun because somebody is getting too close to the Boss. He's always on the job.
McGurn in 1930, posing in one of his famous foliage and floral neckties
McGurn and his stepbrother, Anthony Gebardi in their golf attire after being arrested on the course in Miami in 1930
THE GUNS OF JACK MCGURN
Even though he did effectively utilize the Thompson submachine gun many times, his favorite choice of weapon was more often the .32 or .38 revolver, the .38 Colt automatic, and the .45 Colt 1911.
McGurn wasn't nicknamed "Machine Gun" until after the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre by an imaginative Tribune reporter who knew that gangsters helped sell newspapers, and that the Thompson gun sold even more.
After being shot by the North Side Gusenberg brothers in 1928, the press described him as "wistful," displaying an unprecedented empathy and almost affection for Chicago's most prolific assassin.
Jack McGurn, a.k.a. Vincent Gebardi, lays in his own blood on alley number one, an hour after the end of Valentine's night, 1936
McGurn being fingerprinted for the last time by the assistant coroner
The Rago Brothers hearse beginning its journey to deliver Jack McGurn to Mount Carmel Cemetery where he'll have lots of familiar company, both friends and victims.