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James Cagney

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Birthday
17, 1899
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Mar 30, 1986 (86)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1899
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Mar 30, 1986 (86)

About

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.

Trivia

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.