John Gotti was born Oct. 27, 1940. He had grown up one of 11 children -- raised in Brooklyn by an abusive father and an overwhelmed mother. Here, young John, left, walks hand-in-hand with his brother, Peter, as their mother, Fannie, looks on. He quickly embraced a life of crime and violence, working for local gangsters and building a rap sheet.
The Gottis Revealed: Photos, Video, Interviews
Their Father... the Godfather
Author: CBS News Staff
Credit: Gotti Family