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James Cagney

  • Birth 17 Jul 1899 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 30 Mar 1986 Stanfordville, Dutchess County, New York, USA
  • Burial Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Plot Mausoleum 1, Wing 5, Corridor B, Crypt 76
  • Memorial ID 160

Actor. America's quintessential bantam tough guy and a great comedian and song and dance man, James Cagney is in the first rank of Hollywood legends. As might be expected, he was the son of a bartender who grew up in New York and developed into a fine boxer, as well as one of Hollywood's real gentlemen. From "Bottom" in "A Midsummer's Night Dream" to the punk in "The Public Enemy" to the raffish charmer in "The Strawberry Blonde," Cagney could - and did - do it all. He won his only Academy Award as George M. Cohan in "Yankee Doodle Dandy," and was searing as the psychopath in 1949's "White Heat." He literally exploded at the end of the film, crying out, "I'm on top of the world, Ma." And so he was, throughout his legendary career.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 160
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Cagney (17 Jul 1899–30 Mar 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 160, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .