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James Cagney

James CagneyAKA James Francis Cagney, Jr.

Born: 17-Jul-1899
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY
Died: 30-Mar-1986
Location of death: Stanfordville, NY
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: New York tough guy

Appeared in more than 60 films. Though Irish and not a Jew, Cagney was fluent in Yiddish.

Father: James Francis Cagney, Sr. (bartender, d. 1918)
Mother: Carolyn
Brother: William Cagney
Sister: Jeanne Cagney
Wife: Frances Vernon ("Bill", m. 28-Sep-1922, until his death)
Son: James Cagney, Jr. (adopted)
Daughter: Cathleen ("Casey", adopted)

    High School: Stuyvesant High School, New York City, NY (1918)
    University: Columbia College

    Dutch Treat Club (1944-86)
    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
    Screen Actors Guild President (1942-44)
    Oscar for Best Actor 1943 for Yankee Doodle Dandy
    American Film Institute Life Achievement Award 1974
    Kennedy Center Honor 1980
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6502 Hollywood Blvd.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984
    Irish Ancestry
    Norwegian Ancestry Maternal
    Asteroid Namesake 6377 Cagney
    Risk Factors: Diabetes, Sciatica

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Terrible Joe Moran (27-Mar-1984)
    Ragtime (20-Nov-1981)
    Arizona Bushwhackers (Mar-1968) · Narrator [VOICE]
    One, Two, Three (15-Dec-1961) · C. R. MacNamara
    The Gallant Hours (13-Jun-1960) · Fleet Adm. William F. Halsey
    Shake Hands with the Devil (24-Jun-1959) · Sean Lenihan
    Never Steal Anything Small (11-Feb-1959)
    Man of a Thousand Faces (13-Aug-1957) · Lon Chaney
    These Wilder Years (17-Aug-1956) · Steve Bradford
    Tribute to a Bad Man (30-Mar-1956) · Jeremy Rodock
    Mister Roberts (30-Jul-1955) · Capt. Morton
    The Seven Little Foys (31-May-1955) · George M. Cohan
    Love Me or Leave Me (26-May-1955) · Martin Snyder
    Run for Cover (29-Apr-1955) · Matt Dow
    Gun Fury (30-Oct-1953)
    A Lion Is in the Streets (23-Sep-1953) · Hank Martin
    What Price Glory (22-Aug-1952)
    Starlift (14-Dec-1951) · Himself
    Come Fill the Cup (24-Oct-1951)
    The West Point Story (22-Dec-1950) · Elwin Bixby
    Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (4-Aug-1950)
    White Heat (2-Sep-1949) · Arthur Jarrett
    The Time of Your Life (26-May-1948) · Joe
    13 Rue Madeleine (15-Jan-1947) · Bob Sharkey
    Blood on the Sun (26-Apr-1945) · Nick Condon
    Johnny Come Lately (3-Sep-1943)
    Yankee Doodle Dandy (6-Jun-1942) · George M. Cohan
    Captains of the Clouds (12-Feb-1942) · Brian MacLean
    The Bride Came C.O.D. (12-Jul-1941)
    The Strawberry Blonde (22-Feb-1941) · Biff Grimes
    City for Conquest (21-Sep-1940) · Danny Kenny
    Torrid Zone (18-May-1940) · Nick Butler
    The Fighting 69th (26-Jan-1940) · Jerry Plunkett
    The Roaring Twenties (23-Oct-1939) · Eddie Bartlett
    Each Dawn I Die (22-Jul-1939) · Frank Ross
    The Oklahoma Kid (3-Mar-1939) · Jim Kincaid
    Angels with Dirty Faces (24-Nov-1938)
    Boy Meets Girl (27-Aug-1938) · Robert Law
    Something to Sing About (30-Sep-1937)
    Ceiling Zero (16-Jan-1936)
    Great Guy (1936)
    Frisco Kid (30-Nov-1935)
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (9-Oct-1935)
    The Irish in Us (31-Jul-1935) · Danny O'Hara
    G Men (18-Apr-1935) · Brick Davis
    Devil Dogs of the Air (9-Feb-1935) · Tommy O'Toole
    The St. Louis Kid (1-Nov-1934)
    Here Comes the Navy (28-Jun-1934) · Chesty
    He Was Her Man (18-May-1934)
    Jimmy the Gent (17-Mar-1934)
    Lady Killer (28-Dec-1933) · Dan
    Footlight Parade (30-Sep-1933) · Chester Kent
    The Mayor of Hell (23-Jun-1933)
    Picture Snatcher (6-May-1933) · Danny
    Hard to Handle (28-Jan-1933)
    Winner Take All (16-Jul-1932) · Jimmy Kane
    The Crowd Roars (16-Apr-1932) · Joe Greer
    Taxi! (23-Jan-1932) · Matt Nolan
    Blonde Crazy (14-Nov-1931) · Bert Harris
    Smart Money (11-Jul-1931) · Jack
    The Millionaire (1-May-1931)
    The Public Enemy (23-Apr-1931) · Tom Powers
    Other Men's Women (17-Jan-1931)
    The Doorway to Hell (18-Oct-1930)
    Sinners' Holiday (11-Oct-1930)

Author of books:
Cagney by Cagney (1976, memoir)


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