Fathers the hard but happy days film star Jimmy, helped and an actress Marya Saunders and Robert Gaines Jeanne prepares for show, "Queen for a Day." at, and I began to cry. Guilt-stricken, Jimmy hugged me against his chest and crooned to me until the tears stopped. Love came easily with the Cagneys, but it had nothing to do with coddling. My eldest brother Harry, for example, was often quite blunt with me. He's a realist and knows what can or can't be done. When I was in my first semester in college, I wanted to be a doctor like Harry and Ed. But one day Harry sat down with me and said, "Jeannie, you'll never make a good doctor." "Why?" I cried. "My marks are good." "You could learn all the facts about medicine," he said, "but temperamentally you're not suited for it. You haven't got the detachment necessary for a doctor." It was hard advice to swallow. Ed agreed, though, and it was with his encouragement that I first decided to become an actress. I appeared with Jimmy in his Academy Award film, "Yankee Doodle Dandy," made a few other films, and then settled down in New York to study acting seriously. D URING THOSE student years, I continued a habit I had started years earlier. By the time I was 11, my brother Jimmy was famous and lived in Hollywood. I wrote to him constantly, telling him all I was thinking, reading, feeling. Jim was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood at the time, yet he answered every one of my letters as if they were the most important things in his life. We talked acting and theater and then in 1948 Jimmy asked me to come to Hollywood and take a major part in his film, "The Time of Your Life." I had been working several years in New York radio, but I had serious doubts about accepting the movie offer. I could hear the critics referring to me as "Jimmy Cagney's little sister." Yet I loved the role he had for me. Jimmy and I talked on the phone, and I decided to try it. The character I played was very complex, and as scene after scene went by I wasn't sure my performance was coming through. Then one day while Jim and I were looking at the rushes a wonderful thing happened. To understand the moment fully you have to understand a Cagney tradition. W HEN WE WERE living on 78th Street, we had a special way of acknowledging exceptional achievements. If I got very high grades in school, for example, the boys would look at my report card, nod solemnly, fish into their pockets, and hand me a dollar. If it wasn't a dollar, it would at least be an IOU. The scene Jimmy and I were watching had been very difficult for me, requiring careful characterization. As we sat in the projection room, Jim didn't say anything. When it was over he was silent for a long moment. Finally he stood up, cleared his throat, then reached over and dropped something in my lap. It was a $1 bill. Much has happened to me since that day. 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