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1942: James Cagney

Film FestivalsMoviesEntertainmentJames CagneyJoan LeslieGeorge M. Cohan
HARDY HOOFER: James Cagney (shown chatting with Joan Leslie at the post awards dinner) stunned and delighted audiences — and won a best actor Oscar as a result — with his patriotic portrayal of song-and-dance man George M. Cohan in the 1942 crowd pleaser "Yankee Doodle Dandy." LAT