Birth Name: James Francis Cagney, Jr.
Date of Birth: July 17, 1899
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Date of Death: March 30, 1986
Place of Death: Stanford, New York, U.S.
James Cagney, also known as Jimmy Cagney, was an American actor and dancer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).
He was the son of Carolyn Elizabeth and James Francis Cagney. His father was of Irish descent. His maternal grandfather was Norwegian, and his maternal grandmother was of Irish origin. He was married to Frances Willard “Billie” Vernon, with whom he had two children, who were adopted.
James’s paternal grandfather was named Wiliam Cagney.
James’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Ann Sullivan.
James’s maternal grandfather was named Henry Nelson.
James’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Flynn.
Source: Genealogy of James Cagney – https://www.geni.com
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