Former crime boss John Gotti was born in 1940 and died from cancer while in prison on June 10, 2002. To say his life was complicated is an understatement. According to biography.com, Gotti was the fifth of 13 children in a family whose only income came from their father's unpredictable work as a day laborer.

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The story of "The Teflon Don" as the leader of the Gambino crime family is fascinating yet ends in tragedy. This article begins with his daughter, Victoria Gotti, born on November 27, 1962, and the star of Growing Up Gotti, a reality television series on A&E from August 2004 until December 2005.

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