AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars

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AFI 100 Years... series
1998 100 Movies
1999 100 Stars
2000 100 Laughs
2001 100 Thrills
2002 100 Passions
2003 100 Heroes & Villains
2004 100 Songs
2005 100 Movie Quotes
2005 25 Scores
2006 100 Cheers
2006 25 Musicals
2007 100 Movies (Updated)
2008 AFI's 10 Top 10

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 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.

At the time the list was unveiled, of the 50 stars listed, nine were alive, namely Shirley Temple, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, and Sidney Poitier. As of January 2015, only Douglas, Loren, and Poitier are still living.

List of 50 greatest screen legends: Top 25 Male and Top 25 Female stars[edit]

'Top Male Legend', Humphrey Bogart
'Top Female Legend', Katharine Hepburn
Cary Grant
Bette Davis
# Male Legends Female Legends
1. BogartHumphrey Bogart HepburnKatharine Hepburn
2. GrantCary Grant DavisBette Davis
3. StewartJames Stewart HepburnAudrey Hepburn
4. BrandoMarlon Brando BergmanIngrid Bergman
5. AstaireFred Astaire GarboGreta Garbo
6. FondaHenry Fonda MonroeMarilyn Monroe
7. GableClark Gable TaylorElizabeth Taylor
8. CagneyJames Cagney GarlandJudy Garland
9. TracySpencer Tracy DietrichMarlene Dietrich
10. ChaplinCharlie Chaplin CrawfordJoan Crawford
11. CooperGary Cooper StanwyckBarbara Stanwyck
12. PeckGregory Peck ColbertClaudette Colbert
13. WayneJohn Wayne KellyGrace Kelly
14. OlivierLaurence Olivier RogersGinger Rogers
15. KellyGene Kelly WestMae West
16. WellesOrson Welles LeighVivien Leigh
17. DouglasKirk Douglas GishLillian Gish
18. DeanJames Dean TempleShirley Temple
19. LancasterBurt Lancaster HayworthRita Hayworth
20. MarxMarx Brothers BacallLauren Bacall
21. KeatonBuster Keaton LorenSophia Loren
22. PoitierSidney Poitier HarlowJean Harlow
23. MitchumRobert Mitchum LombardCarole Lombard
24. RobinsonEdward G Robinson PickfordMary Pickford
25. HoldenWilliam Holden GardnerAva Gardner

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