James Cagney

James Cagney
1899 - 1986

James Cagney  American Actor


James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film, though he had his greatest impact in film. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive vocal style, and de...

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship63 yrs, 6 mths
Average Relationship Length31 yrs, 9 mths
Rumored Relationships2
First Name James
Middle Name Francis
Last Name Cagney
Full Name at Birth James Francis Cagney
Alternative Name `The Professional Againster`, `Jimmy`
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 17th July, 1899
Birthplace Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Died 30th March, 1986
Place of Death Stanfordville, New York, United States
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Height 5' 6½" (169 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Red
Distinctive Feature His Red Hair
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Stuyvesant High School, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (1918)
University Columbia College
Occupation Text Actor, Dancer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Public Enemy, Yankee Doodle Dandy
Year(s) Active 1919–84, 1919–1984
Father James Francis Cagney
Mother Carolyn Cagney
Brother William Cagney
Sister Jeanne Cagney
Friend Pat O'Brien, Frank McHugh, Ronald Reagan, William Powell, Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, Virginia Mayo, Joan Leslie, Regis Toomey, Kay Francis, Ralph Bellamy, Frank Morgan, Roland Winters, Robert Montgomery, Arthur Kennedy, Allen Jenkins, A.C. Lyles, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, Howard Hawks, Phyllis Kennedy, Loretta Young
Associated People William Keighley
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Dating History

Partner Comparison

James Cagney86 CancerActor
Barbara Stanwyck82 CancerActress
Barbara Payton39 ScorpioActress
Frances Cagney95 GeminiActress
Merle Oberon68 AquariusActress


James Jr.

Onscreen Matchups


Terrible Joe Moran1984 Joe Moran TV Movie
Ragtime1981 New York Police Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo Movie
Arizona Bushwhackers1968 Narrator (voice, uncredited) Movie
The Ballad of Smokey the Bear1966 Narrator TV Movie
One, Two, Three1961 C.R. MacNamara Movie
The Gallant Hours1960 Fleet Adm. William F. Halsey Jr. Movie
Never Steal Anything Small1959 Jake MacIllaney Movie
Shake Hands with the Devil1959 Sean Lenihan Movie
Man of a Thousand Faces1957 Lon Chaney Movie
These Wilder Years1956 Steve Bradford Movie
Tribute to a Bad Man1956 Jeremy Rodock Movie
Love Me or Leave Me1955 Martin Snyder Movie
Mister Roberts1955 Capt. Morton Movie
Run for Cover1955 Matt Dow Movie
The Seven Little Foys1955 George M. Cohan Movie
A Lion Is in the Streets1953 Hank Martin Movie
What Price Glory1952 Capt. Flagg Movie
The Christophers1952 Professor Graham TV Show
Come Fill the Cup1951 Lew Marsh Movie
Starlift1951 James Cagney Movie
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye1950 Ralph Cotter Movie
The West Point Story1950 Elwin 'Bix' Bixby Movie
Robert Montgomery Presents1950 George Bridgeman TV Show
White Heat1949 Cody Jarrett Movie
The Time of Your Life1948 Joseph T. (who observes people) Movie
13 Rue Madeleine1947 Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey Movie
Blood on the Sun1945 Nick Condon Movie
Johnny Come Lately1943 Tom Richards Movie
You, John Jones!1943 John Jones Short Film
Captains of the Clouds1942 Brian MacLean Movie
Yankee Doodle Dandy1942 George M. Cohan Movie
The Bride Came C.O.D.1941 Steve Collins Movie
The Strawberry Blonde1941 Biff Grimes Movie
City for Conquest1940 Danny Kenny Movie
The Fighting 69th1940 Jerry Plunkett Movie
Torrid Zone1940 Nick Butler Movie
Each Dawn I Die1939 Frank Ross Movie
The Oklahoma Kid1939 Jim Kincaid Movie
The Roaring Twenties1939 Eddie Bartlett Movie
Angels with Dirty Faces1938 Rocky Sullivan Movie
Boy Meets Girl1938 Robert Law Movie
Something to Sing About1937 Terrence 'Terry' Rooney (stage name of Thadeus McGillicuddy) Movie
Ceiling Zero1936 Dizzy Davis Movie
Great Guy1936 Johnny 'Red' Cave Movie
'G' Men1935 'Brick' Davis Movie
A Midsummer Night's Dream1935 Bottom - the Weaver Movie
Devil Dogs of the Air1935 Tommy O'Toole Movie
Frisco Kid1935 Bat Morgan Movie
Mutiny on the Bounty1935 Movie
The Irish in Us1935 Danny O'Hara Movie
He Was Her Man1934 Flicker Hayes, aka Jerry Allen Movie
Here Comes the Navy1934 Chesty Movie
Jimmy the Gent1934 Jimmy Movie
The St. Louis Kid1934 Eddie Kennedy Movie
Footlight Parade1933 Chester Kent Movie
Hard to Handle1933 Lefty Merrill Movie
Lady Killer1933 Dan Quigley Movie
Picture Snatcher1933 Danny Movie
The Mayor of Hell1933 Patsy Movie
Taxi!1932 Matt Nolan Movie
The Crowd Roars1932 Joe Greer Movie
Winner Take All1932 Jim 'Jimmy' Kane Movie
Blonde Crazy1931 Bert Harris Movie
Other Men's Women1931 Ed Movie
Smart Money1931 Jack Movie
The Millionaire1931 Schofield Movie
The Public Enemy1931 Tom Powers Movie
Sinners' Holiday1930 Harry Delano Movie
The Doorway to Hell1930 Mileaway Movie
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wjerryzNov 3, 2015

I know Jimmy didn't like playing the roles. But he was the best at the roaring twenties gangster movies. He was great.

mikeJun 26, 2010

So Barbara Stanwyck dated Cagney too? Was there anyone in Hollywood, man, woman, Rin Tin Tin, Mr. Ed, that she didnt make whoopi with?


While Clark Gable was hyped the `King of Hollywood,` James Cagneuy was the top-paid star. So I say Cagney was the real top `Royal.`

ppelMar 30, 2010

I just love him....one of my favorite actors of all time!! and yes, I find him attractive...?

MandyLovesVintageDec 10, 2009

Ah, What is there to say. James Cagney possesses SO much appeal, it`s ridiculous. He made it easy for you to be attracted to him. The versatility that he had as an actor. He could do anything, and you would believe him. He entices you, controls your emotions, as simple as switching on a light. Would it be weird if I said that I had a crush on him? Maybe, but I think it`s completely understandable. This man is HIGH UP on my list of being one of The Greats that this film industry has brought us. Cagney was a Top Class guy. Today, You can`t find anyone even CLOSE to Captivating.

brian thomasSep 3, 2009

Please Help, What was the film in which Cagney played a shop worker who took money from the till was found out and went on the run but gave himself up after a lawyers help

Jovanna FuchsJan 25, 2009


BerryCreamyAug 4, 2008

I thought Merle Oberon only flirted with him, not have an encounter...hmm?

knightdebMar 21, 2008

I loved every movie I saw him in and I saw them all.

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