Cagney c. 1942
|Born||March 25, 1919|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||December 7, 1984 65) (aged|
|Cause of death||Cancer|
|Alma mater||Hunter College|
|Relatives|| James Cagney (brother)|
William Cagney (brother)
Jeanne Carolyn Cagney (March 25, 1919 – December 7, 1984) was an American film, stage, and television actress.
Born in New York City, Cagney and her four older brothers were raised by her widowed mother. Two of the brothers were film actor James Cagney and actor/producer William Cagney.She attended Hunter College High School. Majoring in French and German, she was a cum laude graduate of Hunter College (now part of City University of New York) and a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society. She also starred in plays produced by the college's dramatic society. Following her college graduation, she studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse.
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James Francis Cagney Jr. was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive vocal style, and deadpan comic timing, he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances. He is best remembered for playing multifaceted tough guys in films such as The Public Enemy (1931), Taxi! (1932), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), The Roaring Twenties (1939) and White Heat (1949), finding himself typecast or limited by this reputation earlier in his career. In 1999 the American Film Institute ranked him eighth among its list of greatest male stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Orson Welles described Cagney as "maybe the greatest actor who ever appeared in front of a camera".
William Jerome Cagney was an American film producer and actor, remembered for roles in the Monogram Pictures films Lost in the Stratosphere and Flirting with Danger, both filmed in 1934.
Cagney performed in the original stage production of The Iceman Cometh , which premiered on Broadway on October 9, 1946.The play's author, Eugene O'Neill, cast her in the role of Margie, one of the "street walkers" in his story.
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Eugene Gladstone O'Neill was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature. His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into U.S. drama techniques of realism earlier associated with Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The drama Long Day's Journey into Night is often numbered on the short list of the finest U.S. plays in the 20th century, alongside Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.
After being heard by a scout while appearing on Bing Crosby's radio program, Cagney had a film test with RKO Pictures. However, she signed a long-term contract with Paramount Pictures.She appeared in 19 films between 1939 and 1965, including four films with her brother James: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), The Time of Your Life (1948), A Lion Is in the Streets (1953), and Man of a Thousand Faces (1957). Cagney gave a noted performance opposite Mickey Rooney in the film noir crime film Quicksand (1950).
Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. was an American singer and actor. The first multimedia star, Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses from 1931 to 1954. His early career coincided with recording innovations that allowed him to develop an intimate singing style that influenced many male singers who followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dick Haymes, and Dean Martin. Yank magazine said that he was "the person who had done the most for the morale of overseas servicemen" during World War II. In 1948, American polls declared him the "most admired man alive", ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII. Also in 1948, Music Digest estimated that his recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music.
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Cagney briefly played the title role in the radio soap opera The Romance of Helen Trent .Most of her other work on radio was as a guest in dramatic programs such as the following:
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|1942||Armstrong's Theatre of Today||NA|
|1942||Screen Guild Players||Yankee Doodle Dandy|
|1944||Silver Theater||Wanted -- Adventure for Two|
|1944||The Kate Smith Hour||Till We Meet Again|
|1945||Grand Central Station||NA|
|1946||Grand Central Station||A Lion Is in the Streets|
|1952||Family Theater||The Red Head|
In 1954, Cagney made a television pilot for a mystery series, Satan's Waiting, but it apparently was not sold.Later, she served as the fashion commentator of Queen for a Day , hosted by Jack Bailey on NBC and ABC from 1956 to 1963. This daytime "game show" is regarded as a forerunner of today's reality shows. Cagney hosted segments that provided viewers with tips on style and introduced to them the latest fashions.
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Queen for a Day is an American radio and television game show that helped to usher in American listeners' and viewers' fascination with big-prize giveaway shows. Queen for a Day originated on the Mutual Radio Network on April 30, 1945, in New York City before moving to Los Angeles a few months later and ran until 1957. The show then ran on NBC Television from 1956 to 1960 and on ABC Television from 1960 to 1964.
John Wesley Bailey Jr. was an American actor and daytime game show host. He was born in Hampton, Iowa, and died in Santa Monica, California.
Cagney married actor Ross Latimer (also known as Kim Spaulding) in 1944. She was divorced from him March 9, 1951. They had no children.She married Jack Morrison, a faculty member in theater arts at UCLA, on June 6, 1953; they had two daughters, Mary and Terry.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is a public research university in Los Angeles. It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the fourth-oldest of the 10-campus University of California system. It offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. UCLA enrolls about 31,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students and had 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, making the school the most applied-to of any American university.
Jeanne Cagney, at age 65, died of lung cancer in Newport Beach, California, on December 7, 1984.Survivors included brothers William and James Cagney, daughters Theresa Cagney and Mary Anne Roberts, and a grandson. Her grave is at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar, California. Her brother William, who died in 1988, is buried next to her.
|1939||All Women Have Secrets||Kay Parker Gregory|
|1940||Queen of the Mob||Ethel Webster|
|1940||Golden Gloves||Mary Parker|
|1940||Rhythm on the River||Country Cousin|
|1942||Yankee Doodle Dandy||Josie Cohan|
|1948||The Time of Your Life||Kitty Duval|
|1952||Don't Bother to Knock||Rochelle|
|1953||A Lion Is in the Streets||Jennie Brown|
|1955||Kentucky Rifle||Cordie Hay|
|1957||Man of a Thousand Faces||Carrie Chaney|
|1965||Town Tamer||Mary Donley||(final film role)|
Yankee Doodle Dandy is a 1942 American biographical musical film about George M. Cohan, known as "The Man Who Owned Broadway". It stars James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, and Richard Whorf, and features Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp, Jeanne Cagney, and Vera Lewis. Joan Leslie's singing voice was partially dubbed by Sally Sweetland.
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