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Sutton, William (Bill, Willie; Willie the Actor)

Born: 1901 AD
Died: 1980 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Actors


US bank robber and prison escape artist


imprisoned in Attica state prison in New York 1952-1969


co-wrote memoirs "I, Willie Sutton" 1953, "Where the Money Was: The Memoirs of a Bank Robber" 1976


according to legend, replied "Because that's where the money is" when asked why he robbed banks (quotation actually fabricated by reporter)


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