Bob Hope and Jimmy Cagney Tap You know what's really stunning about this? Neither of these guys became famous for dancing. Hope was, for a time, America's Comedian. And James Cagney was a great actor, one of the biggest movie stars of his era. But watching this clip, it's easy to believe that they both could have been just as big as song-and-dance men.
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Happy Birthday Mr. Cagney! -James Francis Cagney Jnr (July 17, 1899 - March 30, 1986) Born in Yonkers, New York City. He worked in vaudeville and on Broadway, marrying the dancer Frances Willard Vernon on September 28, 1922. Cagney went on to star in numerous films, making his name as a 'tough guy' in a series of crime films