James Cagney - Yankee Doodle Dandy
Super Star & Best Actor
Fast talking, fast dancing, gangster, entertainer,
leading man, James Cagney's energetic style created a unique niche
in the 1940's film world.
James Cagney's defining role would be as entertainer
George M. Cohan in the popular YANKEE
DOODLE DANDY. Notable films include: THE ROARING TWENTIES,
THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE, WHITE HEAT, and MISTER
Film fans were entranced by Cagney's machine
gun-like delivery of lines, as well as, highly energized body
movements. James Cagney was one of the rare superstars to retire
while still quite popular, in order to focus on his private life
out of the glare of the media spotlight. Much imitated, Cagney's
unique style has never been equaled.
James Cagney received his oscar for playing America's
beloved song and dance man... George M. Cohan.
ABOUT JAMES CAGNEY (1899 - 1986)
American leading actor, born in New York, with vaudevill
experience who became one of the bigest stars of the
thirties and forties.
In addition, James Cagney received other nominations
ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (38)
LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME (55)
Cagney's other credits include:
DOORWAY TO HELL
HARD TO HANDLE
HE WAS HER MAN
DEVIL DOGS OF THE AIR
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
THE FRISCO KID
BOY MEETS GIRL
THE ROARING TWENTIES
THE FIGHTING 69TH
THE BRIDE CAME C.O.D.
BLOOD ON THE SUN
THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
WEST POINT STORY
WHAT PRICE GLORY?
RUN FOR COVER
SEVEN LITTLE FOYS MISTER
MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES
THE GALLANT HOURS
ONE TWO THREE