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Melvin Belli

American lawyer

Died when: 88 years 346 days (1067 months)
Star Sign: Leo


Melvin Belli

Melvin Mouron Belli (July 29, 1907 – July 9, 1996) was a prominent United States lawyer, writer, and actor known as "The King of Torts" and by insurance companies as "Melvin Bellicose".

He had many celebrity clients, including Zsa Zsa Gabor, Errol Flynn, Chuck Berry, Muhammad Ali, The Rolling Stones, Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker, Martha Mitchell, Maureen Connolly, Lana Turner, Tony Curtis, and Mae West.

During his legal career, he won over $600 million in damages for his clients.He was also the attorney for Jack Ruby, who shot Lee Harvey Oswald days after the assassination of President John F.


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