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Cagney, James Francis

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1986 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors

1899 – He was born in New York City on the 17th of July.

1918 – He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City and attended Columbia University.

1922 – On 28th of September, he married dancer Frances Willard Vernon.

1930 – Cagney starred in the stage play "Sinner’s Holiday", starring Grant Withers.

1931 – He acted in the crime film classic "The Public Enemy".

1938 – He played fictional gangster Rocky Sullivan in "Angels with Dirty Faces".

1939 – He worked opposite Humphrey Bogart in "The Roaring Twenties’.

1942 – He won an Oscar playing George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy.

1942-1944 – He was one of the founders of the Screen Actors Guild and its president.

1949 – He returned to his gangster roots in Raoul Walsh’s film "White Heat".

1955 – He played the role of tyrannical ship captain opposite Jack Lemmon and Henry Fonda in "Mister Roberts".

1974 – He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Film Institute.

1981 – He received the Kennedy Center Honors.

1984 – His friend Ronald Reagan awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

1986 – He died on the 30th of March at his Dutchess County farm in Clinton Corners, New York, of a heart attack.