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Salvatore 'Sonny' Grosso was an television producer and a former police detective.
Grosso and his partner Eddie Egan, and other NYPD detectives, broke up an organized crime ring in 1961 and seized 112 pounds of heroin, a record amount at the time. This case was fictionalised and made into the movie The French Connection.
Grosso later went on to become a successful producer.