James Cagney

American actor and dancer

James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American movie actor who had many roles in his long career, and won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1942 for his role in Yankee Doodle Dandy.

James Cagney
Publicity headshot of James Cagnrey
Cagney in a publicity photo ca. 1930
Born(1899-07-17)July 17, 1899
DiedMarch 30, 1986(1986-03-30) (aged 86)
Resting placeGate of Heaven Cemetery
OccupationActor, dancer
Years active1919–1984
Frances Vernon (m. 1922)
Children2 (adoptive)[1]
RelativesWilliam Cagney (brother)
Jeanne Cagney (sister)
6th President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
Preceded byEdward Arnold
Succeeded byGeorge Murphy

Like James Stewart, Cagney became so familiar to the public that they usually referred to him as "Jimmy" Cagney. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Cagney eighth among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time.


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