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James Cagney

Actor James Cagney

Profession: Actor

United States of America

Why Famous: Best remembered for playing a wide variety of tough guys.

Born: July 17, 1899
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: March 30, 1986 (aged 86)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1922-09-28 Stage and film actor James Cagney (23) weds dancer Frances Vernon

Events in the Life of James Cagney

  • 1942-05-29 "Yankee Doodle Dandy", based on life of George M. Cohan, directed by Michael Curtiz, starring James Cagney and Joan Lesley, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Actor 1943)
  • 1943-03-04 15th Academy Awards: "Mrs. Miniver", James Cagney & Greer Garson win

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