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Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Place of Death
Stanfordville, New York, United States
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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.
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Stuyvesant High School, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (1918)
Full Name at Birth
James Francis Cagney
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 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.
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