Appeared (as "Ensemble"; Broadway debut) in "Pitter Patter" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by / lyrics by / produced by William B. Friedlander. Book by William M. Hough. Additional music / lyrics by William M. Hough. Based on a farce by William Collier Sr.
and Grant Stewart
. Musical Director: Harry Archer. Choreographed by
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All I try to do is to realise the man I'm playing fully, then put as much into my acting as I know how. To do it, I draw upon all that I've ever known, heard, seen or remember.
Cagney and best friends Frank McHugh and Pat O'Brien, were known collectively and affectionately as the "Irish Mafia" and would often be seen out together around Hollywood nightclubs having a quiet drink and a chat. Other members of this close knit social group included actors Lynne Overman, Ralph Bellamy, Frank Morgan, Bert Lahr, Allen Jenkins and Spencer Tracy.
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).