James Francis Cagney
|Born||Jul 17, 1899|
New York City, NY
|Died||Mar 30, 1986|
|Age||Died at 86|
|Final Resting PlaceGate of Heaven Cemetery|
|Known for||Quintessential "tough guy"; gangsters; rapid-fire speaking voice and a brutally hostile manner|
|Top Roles||Bottom, the Weaver, George M. Cohan, John Jones, Eddie Bartlett, Martin Snyder|
|Top Genres||Drama, Comedy, Romance, Crime, Action, Musical|
|Top Topics||Gangsters, True Story (based on), Book-Based|
|Top Collaborators||Hal B. Wallis (Producer), Jack L. Warner (Producer), William Cagney (Producer), Samuel Bischoff (Producer)|
|Shares birthday with||Phyllis Diller, Stanley Ridges, Barbara O'Neil see more..|
James Cagney Overview:
Legendary actor, James Cagney, was born James Francis Cagney on Jul 17, 1899 in New York City, NY. Cagney appeared in over 65 film and TV roles. His best known films include The Public Enemy, Blonde Crazy, Angels with Dirty Faces, The Roaring Twenties, The Strawberry Blonde, Yankee Doodle Dandy, White Heat, Love Me or Leave Me and Mister Roberts. Cagney died at the age of 86 on Mar 30, 1986 in Stanfordville, NY and was laid to rest in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, Westchester County, NY.
The quintessential "tough guy", Cagney was short, jaunty and aggressive with a much-imitated clock-work tippy-toe strut (probably inherited from his Broadway dancing days), a rasping rapid-fire speaking voice, and a brutally hostile manner. He usually played cocksure, punch-happy characters who rarely bit off more than they could chew, although he could also easily play light comedy. He remains one of the most sharply-defined stars from American cinema's vintage years.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
Cagney's autobiography Cagney by Cagney was published in 1976 and is still available in print and digitally.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
James Cagney was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Yankee Doodle Dandy (as George M. Cohan) in 1942.
|1938||Best Actor||Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)||Rocky Sullivan||Nominated|
|1942||Best Actor||Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)||George M. Cohan||Won|
|1955||Best Actor||Love Me or Leave Me (1955)||Martin Snyder||Nominated|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Cagney was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 1999.
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James Cagney Quotes:
Dan Quigley: Oh, about two ounces,one for each kidney.
Myra Gale: [handing him the drink] Here. Oh, uh, chaser?
Dan Quigley: Always have been.
Dan Quigley: Funny fella.
[George M. Cohan comes into apartment and smells something cooking]
George M. Cohan: Mmmmm... ham or bacon?
George M. Cohan: Good. Ham makes me self-conscious.
Panama Smith: Things have been pretty tough, haven't they?
Eddie Bartlett: They could be tougher. A guy in the cell with me was talkin' about bumpin' himself off. Until I get around to that, I'm doin' all right.
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