The Best Actor Oscar Jimmy Cagney won for his role in Yankee Doodle Dandy has failed to sell at auction. The 1942 statuette went up for sale in Los Angeles on Thursday (21Nov14), but bidding did not even reach half what it was expected to go under the hammer for. Cagney's Academy Award, which is currently owned by a private collector, was expected to fetch up to $1 million (£667,000).