James Cagney
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Born James Francis Cagney, Jr.
July 17, 1899(1899-07-17)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died March 30, 1986 (aged 86)
Stanfordville, New York, U.S.
Cause of death Heart attack
Occupation Actor/Dancer
Years active 1919–1984

James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American dancer and actor, both on stage and in film, though it is film where he has had his greatest impact. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive vocal stylings and deadpan comic timing he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances. He is best remembered for playing multi-faceted tough guys in movies like "The Public Enemy" and "Angels With Dirty Faces" and was even typecast or limited by this view earlier in his career. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him eighth among its 50 Greatest American Screen Legends. No less a student of drama than Orson Welles said of Cagney that he was "maybe the greatest actor to ever appear in front of a camera."



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