James Cagney

1899 - 1986

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James Francis Cagney Jr. (; July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American actor, dancer and film director. On stage and in film, Cagney was known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive vocal style, and deadpan comic timing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Cagney has received more than 4,470,369 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). James Cagney is the 550th most popular actor (up from 639th in 2019), the 1,028th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,298th in 2019) and the 280th most popular American Actor.

James Cagney was an American actor and dancer, who became famous for his tough-guy roles in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Among actors, James Cagney ranks 550 out of 10,030Before him are Meg Ryan, André Antoine, Rex Harrison, Steve Buscemi, Shelley Winters, and Udo Kier. After him are Shah Rukh Khan, Linda Christian, Ken Watanabe, Raf Vallone, Erland Josephson, and Elliott Gould.

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Among people born in 1899, James Cagney ranks 37Before him are Bertil Ohlin, Max Theiler, Emma Morano, Suzanne Lenglen, Bronislav Kaminski, and P. L. Travers. After him are Georg von Békésy, Jean Moulin, Lev Kuleshov, Georges Auric, Chang Myon, and Ferhat Abbas. Among people deceased in 1986, James Cagney ranks 34Before him are Chiune Sugihara, Alva Myrdal, Samora Machel, Jaroslav Seifert, James Rainwater, and Raymond Loewy. After him are Lê Duẩn, Ray Milland, Edward Adelbert Doisy, Stanley Rous, Erik Bruhn, and Robert S. Mulliken.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Cagney ranks 1,028 out of 15,968Before him are G. Stanley Hall (1846), Steve Buscemi (1957), Shelley Winters (1920), Suzi Quatro (1950), James Horner (1953), and Dick Fosbury (1947). After him are Chris Isaak (1956), John Foster Dulles (1888), William Miller (1782), Lionel Richie (1949), Dick Van Dyke (1925), and Pete Seeger (1919).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Cagney ranks 280Before him are Carl Weathers (1948), Scott Wilson (1942), Jonathan Banks (1947), Meg Ryan (1961), Steve Buscemi (1957), and Shelley Winters (1920). After him are Elliott Gould (1938), Buck Henry (1930), Anjelica Huston (1951), Richard Barthelmess (1895), Scarlett Johansson (1984), and Robert Forster (1941).

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