(10/19/42) Radio: Appeared (as "George M. Cohan") in a "Lady Esther Screen Guild Players" production of "Yankee Doodle Dandy".
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Did You Know?
The things the world most needs are simplicity, honesty and decency--and you find them more often in the country than in the city. My feeling for the country goes beyond sense. I don't like to be in the cities at all. I like to be where animals are--and thing growing.
According to James Cagney
's autobiography Cagney By Cagney, (Published by Doubleday and Company Inc 1976, and ghost written by show biz biographer Jack McCabe), a Mafia plan to murder Cagney by dropping a several hundred pound klieg light on top of him was stopped at the insistence of George Raft
. Cagney at that time was president of the Screen Actors Guild, and was determined not to let the mob ...
Unmistakable rapid-fire speaking voice