James Cagney

Movie Actor

Birthday July 17, 1899

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace New York City, NY

DEATH DATE Mar 30, 1986 (86)

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Tough-guy actor who won an Oscar for his role as George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy. He gained additional fame for his roles in Angeles With Dirty Faces and Love Me or Leave Me.

Before Fame

He worked as a bell hop, door man, and book custodian in New York City.


It is said his tough guy persona on screen from films like The Public Enemy rubbed off on him.

Family Life

He married dancer Frances Willard Vernon in September 1922.

Associated With

His 1931 movie, The Public Enemy, starred Jean Harlow.


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