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Cagney, Jameslocked

(17 July 1899–30 March 1986)
  • Peter C. Holloran

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Cagney, James (17 July 1899–30 March 1986), actor, was born James Francis Cagney, Jr., on the Lower East Side of New York City, the son of James Francis Cagney, a bartender, and Carolyn Nelson. Cagney was raised in New York’s multicultural Yorkville neighborhood, and by age fourteen he was working to help support his mother, three brothers, and sister. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School and attended Columbia University for a year until his father died in 1918....

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