James Cagney


July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986

No matter how much I want it to be true, James Cagney was not a gangster in real life.  In fact, he was more light-hearted comedian and dancing showman than cold-blooded criminal.  But, whatever, I like the version of the ultimate mobster in my head better.

Either way, Cagney was a showman.  He showed his range throughout his career on stage (Vaudeville and Broadway) and in films.  He even tried to sing a time or two.


Gate of Heaven Cemetery – Valhalla, NY

Specific Location

Inside the main entrance to the cemetery is an outdoor, asterisk shaped mausoleum, Jimmy is interred in the first “wing” to the right (West) of the entrance, on the North side of  the 2nd corridor.


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