Cagney, James Francis
Born: Jul 17, 1899 AD
Died: 1986 AD, at 86 years of age.
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.
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