Bob Hope and James Cagney
Spectacular Dance Routine
Almost forgotten: Bob Hope and James Cagney perform one of the most wonderful Dance routines in Hollywood History. This is a MUST WATCH. You can’t view this without smiling.
An energetic tabletop dance showdown sequence starring Bob Hope as Eddie Foy and James Cagney as George M. Cohan from the 1955 movie “The Seven Little Foys.”
Bob Hope was 52 and James Cagney was 56.
The year was 1955.
For the young folks, here is something you’ve probably never seen before and,
unfortunately, you may never see again.
For us older folks, this is the best of the best, and we had it for many years! This is a side of these two entertainers you hardly ever saw, but it shows you their enormous talent.
Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope born on May 29, 1903 was an English-born American comedian,vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of “Road” movies co-starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards fourteen times (more than any other host), he appeared in many stage productions and television roles and was the author of fourteen books.
The song “Thanks For the Memory” is widely regarded as Hope’s signature tune.
James Francis Cagney, Jr. born on July 17, 1899 was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film,though he had his greatest impact in film. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive vocal style, and deadpan comic timing, he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances. He is best remembered for playing multi-faceted tough guys in movies like The Public Enemy (1931), Taxi! (1932), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) and White Heat (1949) and was even typecast or limited by this view earlier in his career.In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him eighth among its 50 Greatest American Screen Legends.
Orson Welles: “Cagney, maybe the greatest actor who ever appeared in front of a camera.”
Everybody that Loves Hope and Cagney. Loves Life.
Everybody Loves Life.
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