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Part of the AFI 100 Years... series, AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars is a list of the top 50 greatest screen legends in American film history, which included 25 male and 25 female stars. The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute on June 15, 1999, in a CBS special hosted by Shirley Temple, with 50 current actors making the presentations.
The American Film Institute defined an "American screen legend" as an actor or a team of actors during the classic film era with a significant screen presence in American feature-length (40 min) films whose screen debut occurred in or before 1950, or whose screen debut occurred after 1950 but whose death has marked a completed body of work.
The top stars of their respective sexes are Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. They starred together in the classic adventure film The African Queen, for which Bogart won his only Oscar.
All actors and actresses are from the "Golden era of Hollywood" film production. As of 2016, only Kirk Douglas, Sidney Poitier and Sophia Loren are still living.
List of 50 greatest screen legends: Top 25 Male and Top 25 Female stars
|No||Male legends||Female legends|
|1||Bogart, HumphreyHumphrey Bogart||Hepburn, KatharineKatharine Hepburn|
|2||Grant, CaryCary Grant||Davis, BetteBette Davis|
|3||Stewart, JamesJames Stewart||Hepburn, AudreyAudrey Hepburn|
|4||Brando, MarlonMarlon Brando||Bergman, IngridIngrid Bergman|
|5||Astaire, FredFred Astaire||Garbo, GretaGreta Garbo|
|6||Fonda, HenryHenry Fonda||Monroe, MarilynMarilyn Monroe|
|7||Gable, ClarkClark Gable||Taylor, ElizabethElizabeth Taylor|
|8||Cagney, JamesJames Cagney||Garland, JudyJudy Garland|
|9||Tracy, SpencerSpencer Tracy||Dietrich, MarleneMarlene Dietrich|
|10||Chaplin, CharlieCharlie Chaplin||Crawford, JoanJoan Crawford|
|11||Cooper, GaryGary Cooper||Stanwyck, BarbaraBarbara Stanwyck|
|12||Peck, GregoryGregory Peck||Colbert, ClaudetteClaudette Colbert|
|13||Wayne, JohnJohn Wayne||Kelly, GraceGrace Kelly|
|14||Olivier, LaurenceLaurence Olivier||Rogers, GingerGinger Rogers|
|15||Kelly, GeneGene Kelly||West, MaeMae West|
|16||Welles, OrsonOrson Welles||Leigh, VivienVivien Leigh|
|17||Douglas, KirkKirk Douglas||Gish, LillianLillian Gish|
|18||Dean, JamesJames Dean||Temple, ShirleyShirley Temple|
|19||Lancaster, BurtBurt Lancaster||Hayworth, RitaRita Hayworth|
|20||Brothers, MarxMarx Brothers||Bacall, LaurenLauren Bacall|
|21||Keaton, BusterBuster Keaton||Loren, SophiaSophia Loren|
|22||Poitier, SidneySidney Poitier||Harlow, JeanJean Harlow|
|23||Mitchum, RobertRobert Mitchum||Lombard, CaroleCarole Lombard|
|24||Robinson, Edward G.Edward G. Robinson||Pickford, MaryMary Pickford|
|25||Holden, WilliamWilliam Holden||Gardner, AvaAva Gardner|
- "AFI Recognizes the 50 Greatest American Screen Legends" (Press release). American Film Institute. June 16, 1999. Archived from the original on January 13, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
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