James Cagney Biography

Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Wiki Biography: One of Hollywood's pre-eminent 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. Ending three decades on the screen, he retired to his farm in Stanfordville, New York (some 77 miles/124 km. north of his New York City birthplace), after starring in Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three (1961). He emerged from retirement to star in the 1981 screen adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel "Ragtime" (Ragtime (1981)), in which he was reunited with his frequent co-star of the 1930s, Pat O'Brien, and which was his last theatrical film and O'Brien's as well).b Cagney's final performance came in the title role of the made-for-TV movie Terrible Joe Moran (1984) (TV), in which he played opposite Art Carney.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
West Point Story 1950 Comedy
Mister Roberts Capt. Morton 1955 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Blonde Crazy Bert Harris 1931 0, Comedy
The Public Enemy Tom Powers 1931 0, 0
Smart Money Jack 1931 Crime, Drama
Lady Killer 1933 Comedy
Hard to Handle 1933 0
The Mayor of Hell 1933 Comedy, 0
Footlight Parade Chester Kent 1933 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Great Guy 1936
Something to Sing About 1937 Comedy, Musical
Angels with Dirty Faces Rocky Sullivan 1938 Crime, Drama
Each Dawn I Die Frank Ross 1939 Game Show, 0, 0
The Roaring Twenties Eddie Bartlett 1939 Game Show, Comedy
The Oklahoma Kid 1939 0
City for Conquest 1940 0, 0
Torrid Zone 1940 0, Biography
Fighting 69th 1940 Action, Adventure
The Bride Came C.O.D. 1941
The Strawberry Blonde 1941 0
Yankee Doodle Dandy George M. Cohan 1942 0
Captains of the Clouds 1942 0, Romance, 0
You, John Jones! 1943 Drama
Blood on the Sun Nick Condon 1945 Action, Drama
13 Rue Madeleine Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey 1947 Action, Adventure, Drama
The Time of Your Life 1948 0
White Heat Cody Jarrett 1949 Game Show, Comedy, 0
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 1950 Crime, Drama
The Mob 1951
Come Fill the Cup 1951 Drama
A Lion Is in the Streets 1953
Mister Roberts Capt. Morton 1955 0, 0, 0
Love Me or Leave Me Martin Snyder 1955 Biography, 0
The Seven Little Foys George M. Cohan 1955 Comedy, Drama
Man of a Thousand Faces Lon Chaney 1957
Never Steal Anything Small 1959 Musical
The Gallant Hours Fleet Adm. William F. Halsey Jr. 1960 Drama
Ragtime 1982 Drama
Public Enemy Tom Powers 2002
Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Documentary, Music