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Also Known As: Died: March 30, 1986
Born: July 17, 1899 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1920:
Broadway debut in chorus of "Pitter Patter"
1921:
Worked in vaudeville
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Worked on Broadway in revues and such plays as "Penny Arcade"
1930:
Signed by Warner Bros.; film acting debut in "Penny Arcade" adaptation "Sinner's Holiday" (reviving role from stage version)
1931:
Achieved stardom in "The Public Enemy"
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Disputes with Warner Bros. led to his making several films away from the studio: "Great Guy" (1936), "Something to Sing About" (1937)
1942:
Broke with Warner Bros.
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Served as president of Screen Actors Guild
1943:
Formed production company with brother William Cagney; first film "Johnny Come Lately"
1957:
Sole film directing credit, "Short Cut to Hell"
1961:
Last film for many years, "One Two Three"; retired to a farm he owned
1981:
One-shot return to feature films, "Ragtime"

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