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Yankee Doodle Dandy (6-Jun-1942)

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writers: Robert Buckner; Edmund Joseph

Lyrics and Music: George M. Cohan

Keywords: Musical, Drama, WWI, Biography, Tap Dancing

Romanticized musical biography of composer George M. Cohan, and incontrovertible proof that Jimmy Cagney can dance. Of all Cagney's films this was his favorite. Excellent musical numbers, staging and costumery. Won Cagney the the Oscar for Best Actor, and also awarded Best Score and Best Sound; additionally received five other nominations including Best Picture.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George Barbier
Actor
19-Nov-1864 19-Jul-1945 Life Begins at Forty
James Cagney
Actor
17-Jul-1899 30-Mar-1986 New York tough guy
Walter Catlett
Actor
4-Feb-1889 14-Nov-1960 Bringing Up Baby
Rosemary DeCamp
Actor
14-Nov-1910 20-Feb-2001 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Eddie Foy, Jr.
Actor
4-Feb-1905 15-Jul-1983 The Pajama Game
Walter Huston
Actor
6-Apr-1884 7-Apr-1950 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Frances Langford
Singer
4-Apr-1914 11-Jul-2005 Hooray for Hollywood
Joan Leslie
Actor
26-Jan-1925   Yankee Doodle Dandy
Irene Manning
Actor
17-Jul-1912 28-May-2004 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Odette Myrtil
Actor
28-Jun-1898 18-Nov-1978 Out of the Fog
S. Z. Sakall
Actor
2-Feb-1884 12-Feb-1955 Casablanca
George Tobias
Actor
14-Jul-1901 27-Feb-1980 Abner Kravitz on Bewitched
Minor Watson
Actor
22-Dec-1889 28-Jul-1965 Guadalcanal Diary

CAST

James Cagney   ...   George M. Cohan
With
Joan Leslie   ...   Mary
Walter Huston   ...   Jerry Cohan
Richard Whorf   ...   Sam Harris
Irene Manning   ...   Fay Templeton
George Tobias   ...   Dietz
Rosemary DeCamp   ...   Nellie Cohan
Jeanne Cagney   ...   Josie Cohan
Frances Langford   ...   Singer
George Barbier   ...   Erlanger
S. Z. Sakall   ...   Schwab
Walter Catlett   ...   Theatre Manager
Douglas Croft   ...   George M. Cohan, as a Boy of 13
Minor Watson   ...   Albee
Eddie Foy, Jr.   ...   Eddie Foy
Chester Clute   ...   Goff
Odette Myrtil   ...   Madame Bartholdi
Patsy Lee Parsons   ...   Josie Cohan, as a Girl of 12
and
Capt. Jack Young   ...   The President

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