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James Cagney

James Cagney

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Blood On The... James Cagney fights his way through Tokyo in Blood on the Sun! As newsman Nick... more info $8.95was $9.99 Buy Now

Something To... Something To Sing About is the high-spirited account of Terry Rooney (James... more info $14.95was $14.99 Buy Now

The West Point... Yankee Doodle Dandy Academy Award® winner* James Cagney puts on his dancing... more info $13.46was $17.99 Buy Now

Boy Meets... James Cagney and Pat O'Brien give Hollywood an affectionate chuck under the chin... more info $16.95was $19.99 Buy Now

Devil Dogs of... Thomas Jefferson O'Toole (James Cagney) knows all about flying. He knows how to... more info $15.96was $19.99 Buy Now

The St. Louis... Eddie is at the wheel and good buddy Buck rides shotgun on the St. Louis to... more info $16.95was $19.99 Buy Now

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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