Orgen was a Jewish gang leader and labor racketeer in New York City during the 1920s. Little Augie gained control of the labor rackets in 1923 when he had Kid Dropper ( Nathan Kaplan) murdered outside a Manhattan courthouse. Little Augie was shot to death on a Manhattan Street corner on Oct.16,1927. The gunmen were Lepke Buchalter and Jacob (Gurrah) Shaprio who then took over all of Little Augie's rackets. Little Augie's bodyguard that night was Legs Diamond who was also shot but survived to be murdered in 1931.