by Sandra Lansky and William Stadiem
Sandi Lansky Lombardo grew up the only daughter of Meyer Lansky. Lansky known as the “Mobs Accountant” developed a gambling empire which stretched from Las Vegas, to Cuba and the Bahamas to London. For decades he was thought to be one of the most powerful individuals in the country.
Sandi was raised in upper-class Jewish splendor, first at the Majestic Hotel and then at the Beresford, she attended at finishing schools and fancy stables. She partied till dawn at El Morocco and the Stork Club and was the Paris Hilton of her day, dating the biggest celebrities of the era. Her life was not without heartbreak and tragedy, including the insanity of her mother, and the crippling handicap of her baby brother.