(10/19/42) Radio: Appeared (as "George M. Cohan") in a "Lady Esther Screen Guild Players" production of "Yankee Doodle Dandy".
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Did You Know?
With me, a career was the simple matter of putting groceries on the table.
Cagney was repeatedly sought out for roles after his initial "retirement" in 1961. He was sorely tempted to accept the plum supporting role as Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady
(1964) and Francis Ford Coppola
visited him at his New York farm for a role (presumably Captain McCluskey) in The Godfather
(1972). He was flattered that the screenplay for Harry and Tonto
(1974) was specifically written...
Famous for his gangster roles he played in the 1930s and 1940s (which made his only Oscar win as the musical composer/dancer/actor George M.Cohan most ironic).