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James Cagney (I) (1899–1986)

One of Hollywood's preeminent male stars of all time (eclipsed, perhaps, only by "King" Clark Gable and arguably by Gary Cooper or Spencer Tracy), and the cinema's quintessential "tough guy", James Cagney was also an accomplished--if rather stiff--hoofer and easily played light comedy. James Francis Cagney was born on the Lower East Side of ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1968 Arizona Bushwhackers
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Sean Lenihan
 1959 Never Steal Anything Small
Jake MacIllaney
 1956 These Wilder Years
Steve Bradford
 1955 Run for Cover
Matt Dow
 1953 A Lion Is in the Streets
Hank Martin
 1951 Starlift
James Cagney
 1951 Come Fill the Cup
Lew Marsh
 1948 The Time of Your Life
Joseph T. (who observes people)
 1943 Johnny Come Lately
Tom Richards
 1937 Something to Sing About
Terrence 'Terry' Rooney (stage name of Thadeus McGillicuddy)
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty (uncredited)
 1935 Devil Dogs of the Air
Tommy O'Toole
 1934 He Was Her Man
Flicker Hayes, aka Jerry Allen
 1934 Jimmy the Gent
 1933 The Mayor of Hell
 1932 Winner Take All
Jim 'Jimmy' Kane
 1932 Taxi!
Matt Nolan
 1931 Smart Money
 1931 The Millionaire
 1931 Other Men's Women
 1930 The Doorway to Hell
 1930 Sinners' Holiday
Harry Delano
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Stage: Appeared (as "Eddie") in "Women Go On Forever" on Broadway. Written by Daniel Nathan Rubin. Directed by / produced in association with John Cromwell. Forrest Theatre: 7 Sep 1927-Dec 1927 (closing date unknown/117 performances). Cast: Mary Boland, Willard Foster (as "Dr. Bevin"), Edwin Kasper, David Landau (as "Daly"), Mary Law ... See more »

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5 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 19 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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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. See more »


His electric acting style was a huge influence on future generations of actors. Actors as diverse as Clint Eastwood and Malcolm McDowell point to him as their number one influence to become actors. See more »


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