Brown - Dark
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Place of Death
Stanfordville, New York, United States
Cause of Death
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
Has Detailed Data (New)
Profile Bio Text
One of Hollywood`s pre-eminent male stars of all time (eclipsed, perhaps, only by "King" Clark Gable and arguably by Gary Cooper or Spencer Tracy), and the cinema`s quintessential "tough guy." Was also an accomplished if rather stiff hoofer and easily played light comedy. Ending three decades on the screen, retired to his farm in Stanfordville, New York (some 77 miles/124 km. north of his New York City birthplace), after starring in Billy Wilder`s One, Two, Three (1961). Emerged from retirement to star in the 1981 screen adaptation of E.L. Doctorow`s novel Ragtime (1981), in which he was reunited with his frequent co-star of the 30`s, the actor `Pat O`Brien`, and which was his last theatrical film. (Ironically - or fittingly, if one prefers - it was O`Brien`s last film as well.) Cagney`s final performance came in the title role of the made-for-TV movie Terrible Joe Moran (1984) (TV), in which he played opposite Art Carney.
Couple Profile Source
Stuyvesant High School, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (1918)
Full Name at Birth
James Francis Cagney
Page Display = 2 (Legacy)
James Francis Cagney
Pat O'Brien, Frank McHugh, Ronald Reagan, William Powell, Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, Virginia Mayo, Joan Leslie, Regis Toomey, Kay Francis, Ralph Bellamy, Frank Morgan, Roland Winters, Robert Montgomery, Arthur Kennedy, Allen Jenkins, A.C. Lyles
Claim to Fame
Public Enemy, Yankee Doodle Dandy
His Red Hair
Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, Howard Hawks, Phyllis Kennedy, Loretta Young
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 acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances. He is best remembered for playing multifaceted tough guys in movies such as The Public Enemy (1931), Taxi! (1932), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), and White Heat (1949) and was even typecast or limited by this view earlier in his career. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him eighth among its list of greatest male stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Orson Welles said of Cagney, "[he was] maybe the greatest actor who ever appeared in front of a camera", and Stanley Kubrick considered him to be one of the best actors of all time.
Has Detailed Data (105)
Has Detailed Data (76)
Music Profile Complete
Dating Profile AutoText
passed away on 30th Mar 1986 aged 86. |||
James Cagney passed away on 30th Mar 1986 aged 86.
James Cagney was previously married to Frances Cagney (1922 - 1986).
He was also in relationships with Merle Oberon.
James Cagney is rumoured to have hooked up with Barbara Payton (1943).
James Cagney had 2 children, James Jr. and Casey.
James Cagney is a 86 year old American Actor. Born James Francis Cagney on 17th July, 1899 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States and educated at Stuyvesant High School, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (1918), he is famous for Public Enemy, Yankee Doodle Dandy in a career that spans 1919–84. His zodiac sign is Cancer.
James Cagney was in 26 on-screen matchups, notably with Bette Davis in Jimmy the Gent (1934), Doris Day in Love Me or Leave Me (1955), Ann Dvorak in The Crowd Roars (1932), Ann Sheridan in Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) and Ann Sothern in You, John Jones! (1943).
James Cagney is a member of the following lists:
People from the Lower East Side,
Male Shakespearean actors and
American male Shakespearean actors.
Help us build our profile of James Cagney! Login or register to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions.
Posted by Nicoel Carino 1 day ago
he is so nice. i love there narnia movies very much
Posted by claudette 1 day ago
Megyn would you please stop dressing like your going out to dinner and dres...
Posted by Jeanne Smith 3 days ago
I am 70 years of age and have followed Mother Teresa for many years. She li...
Posted by Carolyn Baylies 3 days ago
Roger Ewing changed a lot. The picture of him today doesn't look like him. ...