James Cagney was an American stage performer who transitioned into motion picture acting where he earned an Academy Award. Cagney was born in New York City, and he majored in art at Colombia University. Tap dancing brought Cagney to the Manhattan vaudeville circuit in the 20s, and the…more
He became a painter after he retired. His favorite medium was watercolor. He was known to favor landscapes and seascapes.
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in movies. It is located at 6504 Hollywood Blvd.
He said that his favorite film role was George M. Cohan in the movie "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
He was voted president of the "Screen Actors Guild" in 1942.
He is 5 feet, 7 inches tall.
He has a son named James Cagney Jr.
He has a daughter named Casey Cagney.
He was married to Frances Cagney on September 22nd, 1922. They stayed married until he died.
He has a brother named William Cagney.
He has a sister named Jeanne Cagney.
He is a diabetic.
James: Where I come from, if there's a buck to be made, you don't ask questions, you go ahead and make it.
James: There's not much to say about acting but this. Never settle back on your heels. Never relax. If you relax, the audience relaxes. And always mean everything you say.