American actor and dancer (1899–1986)
James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American actor, dancer and film director 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 Francis Cagney Jr.
July 17, 1899
New York City, U.S.
|Died||March 30, 1986 (aged 86)|
Stanford, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||Gate of Heaven Cemetery|
Frances Vernon (m. 1922)
|Relatives||William Cagney (brother)|
Jeanne Cagney (sister)
|6th President of the Screen Actors Guild|
|Preceded by||Edward Arnold|
|Succeeded by||George 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.
Media related to James Cagney at Wikimedia Commons
- James Cagney on IMDb
- James Cagney at the TCM Movie Database
- James Cagney at the Internet Broadway Database
- James Cagney's Thug Life Fan site with hundreds of photos
- The New York Times (March 31, 1986): "James Cagney Is Dead at 86; Master of Pugnacious Grace", by Peter B. Flint