William Cagney

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William Cagney
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Born(1905-03-26)March 26, 1905
DiedJanuary 3, 1988(1988-01-03) (aged 82)
Resting placePacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach
OccupationProducer, actor
Years active1933–1953
Boots Mallory
(m. 1933; div. 1946)

Nadine Crumney Parker
(m. 1951; div. 1954)
RelativesJames Cagney (brother)
Jeanne Cagney (sister)

William Jerome Cagney (March 26, 1905 – January 3, 1988) 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.

He produced several of his older lookalike brother James Cagney's films, including City for Conquest (1940), Blood on the Sun (1945), The Time of Your Life (1948), Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950), and A Lion Is in the Streets (1953), he was credited as an associate producer on Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), and he also handled his brother's business affairs, negotiating several of his Hollywood studio contracts.

Cagney was married to actress Boots Mallory until 1946, he died on January 3, 1988, nearly two years after his brother, in Newport Beach, California, aged 82.


Year Title Role Notes
1933 Ace of Aces 2nd Lt. Meeker Uncredited
1934 Palooka Al McSwatt
1934 Lost in the Stratosphere Lt. Tom 'Soapy' Cooper
1934 Flirting with Danger William 'Lucky' Davis
1935 Stolen Harmony 'Schoolboy' Howe Uncredited, (final film role)


  1. ^ "Movie producer William Cagney dies". UPI.
  2. ^ "WILLIAM J. CAGNEY DIES AT 82". washingtonpost.com. January 5, 1988.

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