James Cagney

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James Cagney
in the movie Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
1942–1944
Preceded by Edward Arnold
Succeeded by George Murphy
Personal details
Born James Francis Cagney, Jr.
July 17, 1899
New York City, New York
Died March 30, 1986(1986-03-30) (aged 86)
Dutchess County, New York
Spouse(s) Frances née Vernon
(m. 1922–1986, his death)

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.

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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