American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Cagney, James Known as "Jimmy.” 1899-1986. American actor noted for his portrayals of tough, often maleficent characters in films such as Public Enemy (1931). He won an Academy Award for Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).
- n. United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)
“Cody, lest we forget, was the name of Cagney's mother-fixated gangster in White Heat.”
““Get the name of Cagney’s shirtmaker,” someone said urgently.”
“Jimmy Cagney was the top star to resist the "tax" so far.”
“The “Gang” costarred with James Cagney, aka Rocky Sullivan.”
“The latest update for the game, called Cagney, finally comes out on the 360 today.”
“Now, I do recognize that a joint called Cagney's in a Mississaugan strip mall may not sound like something to jump on a GO bus about, but let me assure you, kind reader, that this place alone is worth the trip. décor at Cagney's is so decadently, lavishly unexotic, so ornately hometown Americana (da) that it comes full circle and seems itself exotic and exciting.”
“Movie gangsters such as Cagney and Edward G. Robinson were heroes of dynamic gesture, strutting, snarling and posturing, possessing a blatant, anarchic appeal.”
“They liked hard-nosed stars such as Cagney andHumphrey Bogart.”
“Criterion announces that its 'Cagney' update for Burnout Paradise will be available on Xbox Live from today ...”
“The death of the Cagney character comes from a rival gang, and, again, it is portrayed as tragedy.”
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