James Cagney

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James Cagney
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Cagney in a publicity photo ca. 1930
James Francis Cagney Jr.

(1899-07-17)July 17, 1899
DiedMarch 30, 1986(1986-03-30) (aged 86)
Resting placeGate of Heaven Cemetery
  • Actor
  • dancer
  • movie director
Years active1919–1984
Frances Vernon (m. 1922)
Children2 (adoptive)[1]
6th President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
Preceded byEdward Arnold
Succeeded byGeorge Murphy

James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American actor, dancer and movie 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.

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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  1. "A funeral will be held Wednesday for James Cagney".

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