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Actor, Dancer

James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film, though he had his greatest impact in film. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive vocal style, and deadpan comic timing, he won...Wikipedia

Age: 86 (age at death)
Born: 17th July, 1899, New York, New York, USA
Died: 30th March, 1986, Stanfordville, New York, USA
Height: 5' 6" (168 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Public Enemy, Yankee Doodle Dandy

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My biggest concern is that doing a rough-and-tumble scene I might hurt someone accidentally.

 

Once a song and dance man, always a song and dance man. Those few words tell as much about me professionally as there is to tell.

 

According to James Cagney's autobiography Cagney By Cagney, (Published by Doubleday and Company Inc 1976, and ghost written by show biz biographer Jack McCabe), a Mafia plan to murder Cagney by dropping a several hundred pound klieg light on top of him was stopped at the insistence of George Raft. Cagney at that time was president of the Screen Actors Guild, and was determined not to let the mob infiltrate the industry. Raft used his many mob connections to cancel the hit.

 

He was The President of The Screen Actors Guild (SAG). [1942-1944].

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mike - So Barbara Stanwyck dated Cagney too? Was there anyone in Hollywood, man, woman, Rin Tin Tin, Mr. Ed, that she didnt make whoopi with? (4 years ago)
LITTLE KOJAK - While Clark Gable was hyped the `King of Hollywood,` James Cagneuy was the top-paid star. So I say Cagney was the real top `Royal.` (4 years ago)
ppel - I just love him....one of my favorite actors of all time!! and yes, I find him attractive...? (4 years ago)
MandyLovesVintage - Ah, What is there to say. James Cagney possesses SO much appeal, it`s ridiculous. He made it easy for you to be attracted to him. The versatility that he had as an actor. He could do anything, and you would believe him. He entices you, controls your emotions, as simple as switching on a light. Would it be weird if I said that I had a crush on him? Maybe, but I think it`s completely understandable. This man is HIGH UP on my list of being one of The Greats that this film industry has brought us. Cagney was a Top Class guy. Today, You can`t find anyone even CLOSE to Captivating. (5 years ago)
brian thomas - Please Help, What was the film in which Cagney played a shop worker who took money from the till was found out and went on the run but gave himself up after a lawyers help (5 years ago)
Jovanna Fuchs - HOTTIE. (5 years ago)
BerryCreamy - I thought Merle Oberon only flirted with him, not have an encounter...hmm? (6 years ago)
knightdeb - I loved every movie I saw him in and I saw them all. (6 years ago)

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