Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll

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The Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll has been published from a poll of movie exhibitors every year since 1932, by Quigley Publishing Company.

The list is based on a poll of movie theater owners, who are asked to name the previous year's top 10 moneymaking stars. The Top 10 Poll, which appears annually in Quigley's International Motion Picture Almanac has long been regarded as one of the most reliable barometers of a movie star's box-office power, as film exhibitors base their decisions on one economic criterion: those stars who will bring patrons into their theaters.

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Records[edit]

Most Years Ranked Top 10 Actor Years
25 John Wayne 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
21 Clint Eastwood 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1993
20 Tom Cruise 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
18 Gary Cooper 1936, 1937, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
17 Tom Hanks 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013
16 Clark Gable 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1955
15 Bing Crosby 1934, 1937, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954
14 Paul Newman 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1982, 1986
13 Bob Hope 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953
13 Harrison Ford 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2008
13 Mel Gibson 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002
12 Burt Reynolds 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
11 Cary Grant 1944, 1948, 1949, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
10 Barbra Streisand 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
10 Betty Grable 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951
10 Doris Day 1951, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
10 James Stewart 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1965
10 Julia Roberts 1990, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004
10 Spencer Tracy 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1950, 1951
Most Years Ranked #1 Actor Years
7 Tom Cruise 1986, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005
5 Bing Crosby 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948
5 Burt Reynolds 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
5 Clint Eastwood 1972, 1973, 1983, 1984, 1993
5 Tom Hanks 1994, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2004
4 Doris Day 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964
4 John Wayne 1950, 1951, 1954, 1971
4 Shirley Temple 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938
3 Johnny Depp 2006, 2007, 2010
3 Mickey Rooney 1939, 1940, 1941
3 Robert Redford 1974, 1975, 1976
2 Julie Andrews 1966, 1967
2 Marie Dressler 1932, 1933
2 Paul Newman 1969, 1970
2 Rock Hudson 1957, 1959
2 Sylvester Stallone 1977, 1985
Most Consecutive Years Ranked #1 Actor Years
5 Bing Crosby 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948
5 Burt Reynolds 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
4 Shirley Temple 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938
3 Doris Day 1962, 1963, 1964
3 Mickey Rooney 1939, 1940, 1941
3 Robert Redford 1974, 1975, 1976

Poll Results by Year[edit]

Year Rank Actor
2013 1 Jennifer Lawrence
2013 2 Sandra Bullock
2013 3 Bradley Cooper
2013 4 Tom Hanks
2013 5 Denzel Washington
2013 6 Leonardo DiCaprio
2013 7 Robert Downey, Jr.
2013 8 Hugh Jackman
2013 9 Brad Pitt
2013 10 Melissa McCarthy
2012 1 Denzel Washington
2012 2 Anne Hathaway
2012 3 Hugh Jackman
2012 4 Mark Wahlberg
2012 5 Johnny Depp
2012 6 Daniel Craig
2012 7 Daniel Day-Lewis
2012 8 Brad Pitt
2012 9 Leonardo DiCaprio
2012 10 Robert Downey, Jr.
2011 1 Brad Pitt
2011 2 George Clooney
2011 3 Johnny Depp
2011 4 Leonardo DiCaprio
2011 5 Matt Damon
2011 6 Sandra Bullock
2011 7 Bradley Cooper
2011 8 Robert Downey, Jr.
2011 9 Meryl Streep
2011 10 Ben Stiller
2010 1 Johnny Depp
2010 2 Angelina Jolie
2010 3 Robert Downey, Jr.
2010 4 Matt Damon
2010 5 Steve Carell
2010 6 Tom Hanks
2010 7 Denzel Washington
2010 8 Leonardo DiCaprio
2010 9 George Clooney
2010 10 Anne Hathaway
2009 1 Sandra Bullock
2009 2 Johnny Depp
2009 3 Matt Damon
2009 4 George Clooney
2009 5 Robert Downey, Jr.
2009 6 Tom Hanks
2009 7 Meryl Streep
2009 8 Brad Pitt
2009 9 Shia LaBeouf
2009 10 Denzel Washington
2008 1 Will Smith
2008 2 Robert Downey, Jr.
2008 3 Christian Bale
2008 4 Shia LaBeouf
2008 5 Harrison Ford
2008 6 Adam Sandler
2008 7 Reese Witherspoon
2008 8 George Clooney
2008 9 Angelina Jolie
2008 10 Daniel Craig
2007 1 Johnny Depp
2007 2 Will Smith
2007 3 George Clooney
2007 4 Matt Damon
2007 5 Denzel Washington
2007 6 Russell Crowe
2007 7 Tom Cruise
2007 8 Nicolas Cage
2007 9 Will Ferrell
2007 10 Tom Hanks
2006 1 Johnny Depp
2006 2 Leonardo DiCaprio
2006 3 Will Smith
2006 3 Denzel Washington
2006 5 Tom Hanks
2006 6 George Clooney
2006 7 Will Ferrell
2006 8 Tom Cruise
2006 9 Dakota Fanning
2006 10 Sacha Baron Cohen
2005 1 Tom Cruise
2005 2 Johnny Depp
2005 3 Angelina Jolie
2005 3 Brad Pitt
2005 5 Vince Vaughn
2005 6 George Clooney
2005 7 Will Smith
2005 8 Reese Witherspoon
2005 9 Adam Sandler
2005 10 Tom Hanks
2004 1 Tom Hanks
2004 2 Tom Cruise
2004 3 Leonardo DiCaprio
2004 4 Nicolas Cage
2004 5 Jim Carrey
2004 6 Denzel Washington
2004 7 Julia Roberts
2004 8 Will Smith
2004 9 Brad Pitt
2004 10 Adam Sandler
2003 1 Jim Carrey
2003 2 Nicole Kidman
2003 3 Jack Nicholson
2003 4 Tom Cruise
2003 5 Julia Roberts
2003 6 Johnny Depp
2003 7 Russell Crowe
2003 8 Tom Hanks
2003 9 Will Ferrell
2003 10 Renée Zellweger
2002 1 Tom Hanks
2002 2 Tom Cruise
2002 3 Mike Myers
2002 4 Reese Witherspoon
2002 5 Leonardo DiCaprio
2002 6 Nicole Kidman
2002 7 Catherine Zeta-Jones
2002 8 Denzel Washington
2002 9 Mel Gibson
2002 10 Vin Diesel
2001 1 Tom Cruise
2001 2 George Clooney
2001 3 Julia Roberts
2001 4 Russell Crowe
2001 5 Nicole Kidman
2001 6 Denzel Washington
2001 7 Will Smith
2001 8 Brad Pitt
2001 9 Ben Affleck
2001 10 Jackie Chan
2000 1 Tom Cruise
2000 2 Julia Roberts
2000 3 George Clooney
2000 4 Eddie Murphy
2000 5 Russell Crowe
2000 6 Mel Gibson
2000 7 Martin Lawrence
2000 8 Tom Hanks
2000 9 Jim Carrey
2000 10 Harrison Ford
1999 1 Julia Roberts
1999 2 Tom Hanks
1999 3 Adam Sandler
1999 4 Bruce Willis
1999 5 Mike Myers
1999 6 Tom Cruise
1999 7 Will Smith
1999 8 Mel Gibson
1999 9 Meg Ryan
1999 10 Sandra Bullock
1998 1 Tom Hanks
1998 2 Jim Carrey
1998 3 Leonardo DiCaprio
1998 4 Robin Williams
1998 5 Meg Ryan
1998 6 Mel Gibson
1998 7 Adam Sandler
1998 8 Eddie Murphy
1998 9 Cameron Diaz
1998 10 Julia Roberts
1997 1 Harrison Ford
1997 2 Julia Roberts
1997 3 Leonardo DiCaprio
1997 4 Will Smith
1997 5 Tom Cruise
1997 6 Jack Nicholson
1997 7 Jim Carrey
1997 8 John Travolta
1997 9 Robin Williams
1997 10 Tommy Lee Jones
1996 1 Tom Cruise
1996 1 Mel Gibson
1996 3 John Travolta
1996 4 Arnold Schwarzenegger
1996 5 Sandra Bullock
1996 6 Robin Williams
1996 7 Sean Connery
1996 8 Harrison Ford
1996 9 Kevin Costner
1996 10 Michelle Pfeiffer
1995 1 Tom Hanks
1995 2 Jim Carrey
1995 3 Brad Pitt
1995 4 Harrison Ford
1995 5 Robin Williams
1995 6 Sandra Bullock
1995 7 Mel Gibson
1995 8 Demi Moore
1995 9 John Travolta
1995 10 Kevin Costner
1995 10 Michael Douglas
1994 1 Tom Hanks
1994 2 Jim Carrey
1994 3 Arnold Schwarzenegger
1994 4 Tom Cruise
1994 5 Harrison Ford
1994 6 Tim Allen
1994 7 Mel Gibson
1994 8 Jodie Foster
1994 9 Michael Douglas
1994 10 Tommy Lee Jones
1993 1 Clint Eastwood
1993 2 Tom Cruise
1993 3 Robin Williams
1993 4 Kevin Costner
1993 5 Harrison Ford
1993 6 Julia Roberts
1993 7 Tom Hanks
1993 8 Mel Gibson
1993 9 Whoopi Goldberg
1993 10 Sylvester Stallone
1992 1 Tom Cruise
1992 2 Mel Gibson
1992 3 Kevin Costner
1992 4 Jack Nicholson
1992 5 Macaulay Culkin
1992 6 Whoopi Goldberg
1992 7 Michael Douglas
1992 8 Clint Eastwood
1992 9 Steven Seagal
1992 10 Robin Williams
1991 1 Kevin Costner
1991 2 Arnold Schwarzenegger
1991 3 Robin Williams
1991 4 Julia Roberts
1991 5 Macaulay Culkin
1991 6 Jodie Foster
1991 7 Billy Crystal
1991 8 Dustin Hoffman
1991 9 Robert De Niro
1991 10 Mel Gibson
1990 1 Arnold Schwarzenegger
1990 2 Julia Roberts
1990 3 Bruce Willis
1990 4 Tom Cruise
1990 5 Mel Gibson
1990 6 Kevin Costner
1990 7 Patrick Swayze
1990 8 Sean Connery
1990 9 Harrison Ford
1990 10 Richard Gere
1989 1 Jack Nicholson
1989 2 Tom Cruise
1989 3 Robin Williams
1989 4 Michael Douglas
1989 5 Tom Hanks
1989 6 Michael J. Fox
1989 7 Eddie Murphy
1989 8 Mel Gibson
1989 9 Sean Connery
1989 10 Kathleen Turner
1988 1 Tom Cruise
1988 2 Eddie Murphy
1988 3 Tom Hanks
1988 4 Arnold Schwarzenegger
1988 5 Paul Hogan
1988 6 Danny DeVito
1988 7 Bette Midler
1988 8 Robin Williams
1988 9 Tom Selleck
1988 10 Dustin Hoffman
1987 1 Eddie Murphy
1987 2 Michael Douglas
1987 3 Michael J. Fox
1987 4 Arnold Schwarzenegger
1987 5 Paul Hogan
1987 6 Tom Cruise
1987 7 Glenn Close
1987 8 Sylvester Stallone
1987 9 Cher
1987 10 Mel Gibson
1986 1 Tom Cruise
1986 2 Eddie Murphy
1986 3 Paul Hogan
1986 4 Rodney Dangerfield
1986 5 Bette Midler
1986 6 Sylvester Stallone
1986 7 Clint Eastwood
1986 8 Whoopi Goldberg
1986 9 Kathleen Turner
1986 10 Paul Newman
1985 1 Sylvester Stallone
1985 2 Eddie Murphy
1985 3 Clint Eastwood
1985 4 Michael J. Fox
1985 5 Chevy Chase
1985 6 Arnold Schwarzenegger
1985 7 Chuck Norris
1985 8 Harrison Ford
1985 9 Michael Douglas
1985 10 Meryl Streep
1984 1 Clint Eastwood
1984 2 Bill Murray
1984 3 Harrison Ford
1984 4 Eddie Murphy
1984 5 Sally Field
1984 6 Burt Reynolds
1984 7 Robert Redford
1984 8 Prince
1984 9 Dan Aykroyd
1984 10 Meryl Streep
1983 1 Clint Eastwood
1983 2 Eddie Murphy
1983 3 Sylvester Stallone
1983 4 Burt Reynolds
1983 5 John Travolta
1983 6 Dustin Hoffman
1983 7 Harrison Ford
1983 8 Richard Gere
1983 9 Chevy Chase
1983 10 Tom Cruise
1982 1 Burt Reynolds
1982 2 Clint Eastwood
1982 3 Sylvester Stallone
1982 4 Dudley Moore
1982 5 Richard Pryor
1982 6 Dolly Parton
1982 7 Jane Fonda
1982 8 Richard Gere
1982 9 Paul Newman
1982 10 Harrison Ford
1981 1 Burt Reynolds
1981 2 Clint Eastwood
1981 3 Dudley Moore
1981 4 Dolly Parton
1981 5 Jane Fonda
1981 6 Harrison Ford
1981 7 Alan Alda
1981 8 Bo Derek
1981 9 Goldie Hawn
1981 10 Bill Murray
1980 1 Burt Reynolds
1980 2 Robert Redford
1980 3 Clint Eastwood
1980 4 Jane Fonda
1980 5 Dustin Hoffman
1980 6 John Travolta
1980 7 Sally Field
1980 8 Sissy Spacek
1980 9 Barbra Streisand
1980 10 Steve Martin
1979 1 Burt Reynolds
1979 2 Clint Eastwood
1979 3 Jane Fonda
1979 4 Woody Allen
1979 5 Barbra Streisand
1979 6 Sylvester Stallone
1979 7 John Travolta
1979 8 Jill Clayburgh
1979 9 Roger Moore
1979 10 Mel Brooks
1978 1 Burt Reynolds
1978 2 John Travolta
1978 3 Richard Dreyfuss
1978 4 Warren Beatty
1978 5 Clint Eastwood
1978 6 Woody Allen
1978 7 Diane Keaton
1978 8 Jane Fonda
1978 9 Peter Sellers
1978 10 Barbra Streisand
1977 1 Sylvester Stallone
1977 2 Barbra Streisand
1977 3 Clint Eastwood
1977 4 Burt Reynolds
1977 5 Robert Redford
1977 6 Woody Allen
1977 7 Mel Brooks
1977 8 Al Pacino
1977 9 Diane Keaton
1977 10 Robert De Niro
1976 1 Robert Redford
1976 2 Jack Nicholson
1976 3 Dustin Hoffman
1976 4 Clint Eastwood
1976 5 Mel Brooks
1976 6 Burt Reynolds
1976 7 Al Pacino
1976 8 Tatum O'Neal
1976 9 Woody Allen
1976 10 Charles Bronson
1975 1 Robert Redford
1975 2 Barbra Streisand
1975 3 Al Pacino
1975 4 Charles Bronson
1975 5 Paul Newman
1975 6 Clint Eastwood
1975 7 Burt Reynolds
1975 8 Woody Allen
1975 9 Steve McQueen
1975 10 Gene Hackman
1974 1 Robert Redford
1974 2 Clint Eastwood
1974 3 Paul Newman
1974 4 Barbra Streisand
1974 5 Steve McQueen
1974 6 Burt Reynolds
1974 7 Charles Bronson
1974 8 Jack Nicholson
1974 9 Al Pacino
1974 10 John Wayne
1973 1 Clint Eastwood
1973 2 Ryan O'Neal
1973 3 Steve McQueen
1973 4 Burt Reynolds
1973 5 Robert Redford
1973 6 Barbra Streisand
1973 7 Paul Newman
1973 8 Charles Bronson
1973 9 John Wayne
1973 10 Marlon Brando
1972 1 Clint Eastwood
1972 2 George C. Scott
1972 3 Gene Hackman
1972 4 John Wayne
1972 5 Barbra Streisand
1972 6 Marlon Brando
1972 7 Paul Newman
1972 8 Steve McQueen
1972 9 Dustin Hoffman
1972 10 Goldie Hawn
1971 1 John Wayne
1971 2 Clint Eastwood
1971 3 Paul Newman
1971 4 Steve McQueen
1971 5 George C. Scott
1971 6 Dustin Hoffman
1971 7 Walter Matthau
1971 8 Ali MacGraw
1971 9 Sean Connery
1971 10 Lee Marvin
1970 1 Paul Newman
1970 2 Clint Eastwood
1970 3 Steve McQueen
1970 4 John Wayne
1970 5 Elliott Gould
1970 6 Dustin Hoffman
1970 7 Lee Marvin
1970 8 Jack Lemmon
1970 9 Barbra Streisand
1970 10 Walter Matthau
1969 1 Paul Newman
1969 2 John Wayne
1969 3 Steve McQueen
1969 4 Dustin Hoffman
1969 5 Clint Eastwood
1969 6 Sidney Poitier
1969 7 Lee Marvin
1969 8 Jack Lemmon
1969 9 Katharine Hepburn
1969 10 Barbra Streisand
1968 1 Sidney Poitier
1968 2 Paul Newman
1968 3 Julie Andrews
1968 4 John Wayne
1968 5 Clint Eastwood
1968 6 Dean Martin
1968 7 Steve McQueen
1968 8 Jack Lemmon
1968 9 Lee Marvin
1968 10 Elizabeth Taylor
1967 1 Julie Andrews
1967 2 Lee Marvin
1967 3 Paul Newman
1967 4 Dean Martin
1967 5 Sean Connery
1967 6 Elizabeth Taylor
1967 7 Sidney Poitier
1967 8 John Wayne
1967 9 Richard Burton
1967 10 Steve McQueen
1966 1 Julie Andrews
1966 2 Sean Connery
1966 3 Elizabeth Taylor
1966 4 Jack Lemmon
1966 5 Richard Burton
1966 6 Cary Grant
1966 7 John Wayne
1966 8 Doris Day
1966 9 Paul Newman
1966 10 Elvis Presley
1965 1 Sean Connery
1965 2 John Wayne
1965 3 Doris Day
1965 4 Julie Andrews
1965 5 Jack Lemmon
1965 6 Elvis Presley
1965 7 Cary Grant
1965 8 James Stewart
1965 9 Elizabeth Taylor
1965 10 Richard Burton
1964 1 Doris Day
1964 2 Jack Lemmon
1964 3 Rock Hudson
1964 4 John Wayne
1964 5 Cary Grant
1964 6 Elvis Presley
1964 7 Shirley MacLaine
1964 8 Ann-Margret
1964 9 Paul Newman
1964 10 Richard Burton
1963 1 Doris Day
1963 2 John Wayne
1963 3 Rock Hudson
1963 4 Jack Lemmon
1963 5 Cary Grant
1963 6 Elizabeth Taylor
1963 7 Elvis Presley
1963 8 Sandra Dee
1963 9 Paul Newman
1963 10 Jerry Lewis
1962 1 Doris Day
1962 2 Rock Hudson
1962 3 Cary Grant
1962 4 John Wayne
1962 5 Elvis Presley
1962 6 Elizabeth Taylor
1962 7 Jerry Lewis
1962 8 Frank Sinatra
1962 9 Sandra Dee
1962 10 Burt Lancaster
1961 1 Elizabeth Taylor
1961 2 Rock Hudson
1961 3 Doris Day
1961 4 John Wayne
1961 5 Cary Grant
1961 6 Sandra Dee
1961 7 Jerry Lewis
1961 8 William Holden
1961 9 Tony Curtis
1961 10 Elvis Presley
1960 1 Doris Day
1960 2 Rock Hudson
1960 3 Cary Grant
1960 4 Elizabeth Taylor
1960 5 Debbie Reynolds
1960 6 Tony Curtis
1960 7 Sandra Dee
1960 8 Frank Sinatra
1960 9 Jack Lemmon
1960 10 John Wayne
1959 1 Rock Hudson
1959 2 Cary Grant
1959 3 James Stewart
1959 4 Doris Day
1959 5 Debbie Reynolds
1959 6 Glenn Ford
1959 7 Frank Sinatra
1959 8 John Wayne
1959 9 Jerry Lewis
1959 10 Susan Hayward
1958 1 Glenn Ford
1958 2 Elizabeth Taylor
1958 3 Jerry Lewis
1958 4 Marlon Brando
1958 5 Rock Hudson
1958 6 William Holden
1958 7 Brigitte Bardot
1958 8 Yul Brynner
1958 9 James Stewart
1958 10 Frank Sinatra
1957 1 Rock Hudson
1957 2 John Wayne
1957 3 Pat Boone
1957 4 Elvis Presley
1957 5 Frank Sinatra
1957 6 Gary Cooper
1957 7 William Holden
1957 8 James Stewart
1957 9 Jerry Lewis
1957 10 Yul Brynner
1956 1 William Holden
1956 2 John Wayne
1956 3 James Stewart
1956 4 Burt Lancaster
1956 5 Glenn Ford
1956 6 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
1956 7 Gary Cooper
1956 8 Marilyn Monroe
1956 9 Kim Novak
1956 10 Frank Sinatra
1955 1 James Stewart
1955 2 Grace Kelly
1955 3 John Wayne
1955 4 William Holden
1955 5 Gary Cooper
1955 6 Marlon Brando
1955 7 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
1955 8 Humphrey Bogart
1955 9 June Allyson
1955 10 Clark Gable
1954 1 John Wayne
1954 2 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
1954 3 Gary Cooper
1954 4 James Stewart
1954 5 Marilyn Monroe
1954 6 Alan Ladd
1954 7 William Holden
1954 8 Bing Crosby
1954 9 Jane Wyman
1954 10 Marlon Brando
1953 1 Gary Cooper
1953 2 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
1953 3 John Wayne
1953 4 Alan Ladd
1953 5 Bing Crosby
1953 6 Marilyn Monroe
1953 7 James Stewart
1953 8 Bob Hope
1953 9 Susan Hayward
1953 10 Randolph Scott
1952 1 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
1952 2 Gary Cooper
1952 3 John Wayne
1952 4 Bing Crosby
1952 5 Bob Hope
1952 6 James Stewart
1952 7 Doris Day
1952 8 Gregory Peck
1952 9 Susan Hayward
1952 10 Randolph Scott
1951 1 John Wayne
1951 2 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
1951 3 Betty Grable
1951 4 Abbott & Costello
1951 5 Bing Crosby
1951 6 Bob Hope
1951 7 Randolph Scott
1951 8 Gary Cooper
1951 9 Doris Day
1951 10 Spencer Tracy
1950 1 John Wayne
1950 2 Bob Hope
1950 3 Bing Crosby
1950 4 Betty Grable
1950 5 James Stewart
1950 6 Abbott & Costello
1950 7 Clifton Webb
1950 8 Esther Williams
1950 9 Spencer Tracy
1950 10 Randolph Scott
1949 1 Bob Hope
1949 2 Bing Crosby
1949 3 Abbott & Costello
1949 4 John Wayne
1949 5 Gary Cooper
1949 6 Cary Grant
1949 7 Betty Grable
1949 8 Esther Williams
1949 9 Humphrey Bogart
1949 10 Clark Gable
1948 1 Bing Crosby
1948 2 Betty Grable
1948 3 Abbott & Costello
1948 4 Gary Cooper
1948 5 Bob Hope
1948 6 Humphrey Bogart
1948 7 Clark Gable
1948 8 Cary Grant
1948 9 Spencer Tracy
1948 10 Ingrid Bergman
1947 1 Bing Crosby
1947 2 Betty Grable
1947 3 Ingrid Bergman
1947 4 Gary Cooper
1947 5 Humphrey Bogart
1947 6 Bob Hope
1947 7 Clark Gable
1947 8 Gregory Peck
1947 9 Claudette Colbert
1947 10 Alan Ladd
1946 1 Bing Crosby
1946 2 Ingrid Bergman
1946 3 Van Johnson
1946 4 Gary Cooper
1946 5 Bob Hope
1946 6 Humphrey Bogart
1946 7 Greer Garson
1946 8 Margaret O'Brien
1946 9 Betty Grable
1946 10 Roy Rogers
1945 1 Bing Crosby
1945 2 Van Johnson
1945 3 Greer Garson
1945 4 Betty Grable
1945 5 Spencer Tracy
1945 6 Humphrey Bogart
1945 6 Gary Cooper
1945 8 Bob Hope
1945 9 Judy Garland
1945 10 Margaret O'Brien
1944 1 Bing Crosby
1944 2 Gary Cooper
1944 3 Bob Hope
1944 4 Betty Grable
1944 5 Spencer Tracy
1944 6 Greer Garson
1944 7 Humphrey Bogart
1944 8 Abbott & Costello
1944 9 Cary Grant
1944 10 Bette Davis
1943 1 Betty Grable
1943 2 Bob Hope
1943 3 Abbott & Costello
1943 4 Bing Crosby
1943 5 Gary Cooper
1943 6 Greer Garson
1943 7 Humphrey Bogart
1943 8 James Cagney
1943 9 Mickey Rooney
1943 10 Clark Gable
1942 1 Abbott & Costello
1942 2 Clark Gable
1942 3 Gary Cooper
1942 4 Mickey Rooney
1942 5 Bob Hope
1942 6 James Cagney
1942 7 Gene Autry
1942 8 Betty Grable
1942 9 Greer Garson
1942 10 Spencer Tracy
1941 1 Mickey Rooney
1941 2 Clark Gable
1941 3 Abbott & Costello
1941 4 Bob Hope
1941 5 Spencer Tracy
1941 6 Gene Autry
1941 7 Gary Cooper
1941 8 Bette Davis
1941 9 James Cagney
1941 10 Judy Garland
1940 1 Mickey Rooney
1940 2 Spencer Tracy
1940 3 Clark Gable
1940 4 Gene Autry
1940 5 Tyrone Power
1940 6 James Cagney
1940 7 Bing Crosby
1940 8 Wallace Beery
1940 9 Bette Davis
1940 10 Judy Garland
1939 1 Mickey Rooney
1939 2 Tyrone Power
1939 3 Spencer Tracy
1939 4 Clark Gable
1939 5 Shirley Temple
1939 6 Bette Davis
1939 7 Alice Faye
1939 8 Errol Flynn
1939 9 James Cagney
1939 10 Sonja Henie
1938 1 Shirley Temple
1938 2 Clark Gable
1938 3 Sonja Henie
1938 4 Mickey Rooney
1938 5 Spencer Tracy
1938 6 Robert Taylor
1938 7 Myrna Loy
1938 8 Jane Withers
1938 9 Alice Faye
1938 10 Tyrone Power
1937 1 Shirley Temple
1937 2 Clark Gable
1937 3 Robert Taylor
1937 4 Bing Crosby
1937 5 William Powell
1937 6 Jane Withers
1937 7 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
1937 8 Sonja Henie
1937 9 Gary Cooper
1937 10 Myrna Loy
1936 1 Shirley Temple
1936 2 Clark Gable
1936 3 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
1936 4 Robert Taylor
1936 5 Joe E. Brown
1936 6 Dick Powell
1936 7 Joan Crawford
1936 8 Claudette Colbert
1936 9 Jeanette MacDonald
1936 10 Gary Cooper
1935 1 Shirley Temple
1935 2 Will Rogers
1935 3 Clark Gable
1935 4 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
1935 5 Joan Crawford
1935 6 Claudette Colbert
1935 7 Dick Powell
1935 8 Wallace Beery
1935 9 Joe E. Brown
1935 10 James Cagney
1934 1 Will Rogers
1934 2 Clark Gable
1934 3 Janet Gaynor
1934 4 Wallace Beery
1934 5 Mae West
1934 6 Joan Crawford
1934 7 Bing Crosby
1934 8 Shirley Temple
1934 9 Marie Dressler
1934 10 Norma Shearer
1933 1 Marie Dressler
1933 2 Will Rogers
1933 3 Janet Gaynor
1933 4 Eddie Cantor
1933 5 Wallace Beery
1933 6 Jean Harlow
1933 7 Clark Gable
1933 8 Mae West
1933 9 Norma Shearer
1933 10 Joan Crawford
1932 1 Marie Dressler
1932 2 Janet Gaynor
1932 3 Joan Crawford
1932 4 Charles Farrell
1932 5 Greta Garbo
1932 6 Norma Shearer
1932 7 Wallace Beery
1932 8 Clark Gable
1932 9 Will Rogers
1932 10 Joe E. Brown

Select Top 25 Lists[edit]

In addition to the top ten stars for that year, the Quigley Poll would commonly list the next 15 stars as well. A sample of these are below:

1932 Poll[edit]

1) Marie Dressler 2) Janet Gaynor 3) Joan Crawford 4) Charles Farrell 5) Greta Garbo 6) Norma Shearer 7) Wallace Beery 8) Clark Gable 9) Will Rogers 10) Joe E. Brown 11) The Marx Brothers & Wheeler and Woolsey (tied) 12) Eddie Cantor 13) Maurice Chevalier 14) Constance Bennett 15) George Arliss 16) James Dunn 17) Sally Eilers 18) Marlene Dietrich 19) Lionel Barrymore 20) Jackie Cooper 21) Barbara Stanwyck 22) Edward G. Robinson 23) George O'Brien 24) Warner Baxter 25) Richard Dix [1][2]

1933 Poll[edit]

1) Marie Dressler 2) Will Rogers 3) Janet Gaynor 4) Eddie Cantor 5) Wallace Beery 6) Jean Harlow 7) Clark Gable 8) Mae West 9) Norma Shearer 10) Joan Crawford 11) Joe E. Brown 12) Lionel Barrymore 13) The Marx Brothers 14) Bing Crosby 15) Wheeler and Woolsey 16) Edward G. Robinson 17) Slim Summerville 18) ZaSu Pitts 19) Maurice Chavalier 20) Fredric March & Robert Montgomery (tied)
Other listings:
21) Helen Hayes 22) Warner Baxter 23) George Arliss 24) James Cagney 25) Lee Tracy 29) Ann Harding 30) Marlene Dietrich 31) Greta Garbo 33) John Barrymore 47) Walter Huston 58) Ruth Chatterton 68) Leslie Howard 87) Kate Smith[3][4]

1934 Poll[edit]

1) Will Rogers 2) Clark Gable 3) Janet Gaynor 4) Wallace Beery 5) Mae West 6) Joan Crawford 7) Bing Crosby 8) Shirley Temple 9) Marie Dressler 10) Norma Shearer 11) Katharine Hepburn 12) Joe E. Brown 13) Claudette Colbert 14) Jean Harlow 15) Eddie Cantor 16) Dick Powell 17) George Arliss 18) Warner Baxter 19) Wheeler and Woolsey 20) James Cagney 21) Lionel Barrymore 22) Marion Davies 23) Buck Jones 24) Fredric March 25) Kay Francis
Random ratings:
29) Greta Garbo 57) Marlene Dietrich 60) Charles Farrell 64) Constance Bennett 96) Maurice Chevalier[5][6]

1935 Poll[edit]

1) Shirley Temple 2) Will Rogers 3) Clark Gable 4) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (as a team) 5) Joan Crawford 6) Claudette Colbert 7) Dick Powell 8) Wallace Beery 9) Joe E. Brown 10) James Cagney 11) Mae West 12) Bing Crosby 13) Fred Astaire 14) Ginger Rogers 15) William Powell 16) Janet Gaynor 17) Jean Harlow 18) Norma Shearer 19) W. C. Fields 20) Ruby Keeler 21) Warner Baxter 22) Grace Moore 23) Katharine Hepburn 24) Buck Jones 25) Fredric March[7]

1936 Poll[edit]

1) Shirley Temple 2) Clark Gable 3) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (as a team) 4) Robert Taylor 5) Joe E. Brown 6) Dick Powell 7) Joan Crawford 8) Claudette Colbert 9) Jeanette MacDonald 10) Gary Cooper 11) Jane Withers 12) James Cagney 13) William Powell 14) Jean Harlow 15) Wallace Beery 16) Fred MacMurray 17) Irene Dunne 18) Myrna Loy 19) Ginger Rogers 20) Fred Astaire 21) Warner Baxter 22) Bing Crosby 23) Dionne Quintuplets 24) Janet Gaynor 25) Nelson Eddy[8]

1937 Poll[edit]

1) Shirley Temple 2) Clark Gable 3) Robert Taylor 4) Bing Crosby 5) William Powell 6) Jane Withers 7) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (as a team) 8) Sonja Henie 9) Gary Cooper 10) Myrna Loy 11) Bob Burns 12) Martha Raye 13) Jeanette MacDonald 14) Dick Powell 15) Wallace Beery 16) Joan Crawford 17) Joe E. Brown 18) Spencer Tracy 19) Claudette Colbert 20) Eleanor Powell 21) Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy (as a team) 22) Jack Benny 23) Nelson Eddy 24) William Powell and Myrna Loy (as a team) 25) Bob Burns and Martha Raye (as a team) [9][10]

1938 Poll[edit]

1) Shirley Temple 2) Clark Gable 3) Sonja Henie 4) Mickey Rooney 5) Spencer Tracy 6) Robert Taylor 7) Myrna Loy 8) Jane Withers 9) Alice Faye 10) Tyrone Power 11) Gary Cooper 12) Wallace Beery 13) Bing Crosby 14) Jeanette MacDonald 15) Deanna Durbin 16) Don Ameche 17) Dorothy Lamour 18) Ginger Rogers 19) Nelson Eddy 20) Bob Burns 21) Errol Flynn 22) Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy (as a team) 23) Irene Dunne 24) Paul Muni 25) William Powell[11]

1939 Poll[edit]

1) Mickey Rooney 2) Tyrone Power 3) Spencer Tracy 4) Clark Gable 5) Shirley Temple 6) Bette Davis 7) Alice Faye 8) Errol Flynn 9) James Cagney 10) Sonja Henie 11) Bing Crosby 12) Deanna Durbin 13) Jane Withers 14) Robert Taylor 15) Wallace Beery 16) Myrna Loy 17) Bob Burns 18) Gary Cooper 19) Jeanette MacDonald 20) Don Ameche 21) Ginger Rogers 22) Henry Fonda 23) Paul Muni 24) Irene Dunne 25) Cary Grant[12][13]

1940 Poll[edit]

1) Mickey Rooney 2) Spencer Tracy 3) Clark Gable 4) Gene Autry 5) Tyrone Power 6) James Cagney 7) Bing Crosby 8) Wallace Beery 9) Bette Davis 10) Judy Garland 11) James Stewart 12) Deanna Durbin 13) Alice Faye 14) Errol Flynn 15) Myrna Loy 16) Dorothy Lamour 17) Cary Grant 18) Bob Hope 19) Henry Fonda 20) Gary Cooper 21) Don Ameche 22) Jack Benny 23) Ginger Rogers 24) Ann Sheridan 25) William Powell[14][15]

1941 Poll[edit]

1) Mickey Rooney 2) Clark Gable 3) Abbott and Costello 4) Bob Hope 5) Spencer Tracy 6) Gene Autry 7) Gary Cooper 8) Bette Davis 9) James Cagney 10) Judy Garland 11) Tyrone Power 12) Alice Faye 13) James Stewart 14) Errol Flynn 15) Dorothy Lamour 16) Betty Grable 17) Bing Crosby 18) Ginger Rogers 19) Wallace Beery 20) Jack Benny 21) Robert Taylor 22) Don Ameche 23) Cary Grant 24) Deanna Durbin 25) William Powell[16][17]

1942 Poll[edit]

1) Abbott and Costello 2) Clark Gable 3) Gary Cooper 4) Mickey Rooney 5) Bob Hope 6) James Cagney 7) Gene Autry 8) Betty Grable 9) Greer Garson 10) Spencer Tracy 11) Dorothy Lamour 12) Bing Crosby 13) Tyrone Power 14) Walter Pidgeon 15) Bette Davis 16) Ann Sheridan 17) Errol Flynn 18) Wallace Beery 19) Judy Garland 20) Red Skelton 21) John Payne 22) Rita Hayworth 23) Lana Turner 24) Cary Grant 25) Humphrey Bogart[18][19][20]

1943 Poll[edit]

1) Betty Grable 2) Bob Hope 3) Abbott and Costello 4) Bing Crosby 5) Gary Cooper 6) Greer Garson 7) Humphrey Bogart 8) James Cagney 9) Mickey Rooney 10) Clark Gable 11) Judy Garland 12) Alice Faye 13) Bette Davis 14) Tyrone Power 15) Alan Ladd 16) Cary Grant 17) Errol Flynn 18) Wallace Beery 19) Spencer Tracy 20) Dorothy Lamour 21) Jean Arthur 22) Walter Pidgeon 23) Claudette Colbert 24) Red Skelton 25) Lana Turner[21][22]

1944 Poll[edit]

1) Bing Crosby 2) Gary Cooper 3) Bob Hope 4) Betty Grable 5) Spencer Tracy 6) Greer Garson 7) Humphrey Bogart 8) Abbott and Costello 9) Cary Grant 10) Bette Davis 11) Wallace Beery 12) Dorothy Lamour 13) Walter Pidgeon 14) Judy Garland 15) Alice Faye & Red Skelton 16) Ginger Rogers 17) Mickey Rooney 18) Claudette Colbert 19) Irene Dunne 20) Margaret O'Brien & James Cagney 21) Barry Fitzgerald 22) Roy Rogers 23) Betty Hutton 24) Fred MacMurray & Ingrid Bergman 25) Deanna Durbin[23]

1945 Poll[edit]

1) Bing Crosby 2) Van Johnson 3) Greer Garson 4) Betty Grable 5) Spencer Tracy 6) Humphrey Bogart & Gary Cooper 7) Bob Hope 8) Judy Garland 9) Margaret O'Brien 10) Roy Rogers 11) Abbott and Costello 12) Betty Hutton 13) Ingrid Bergman 14) Bette Davis 15) Alan Ladd 16) Dane Clark 17) Joseph Cotten 18) Claudette Colbert 19) Walter Pidgeon 20) Fred MacMurray 21) Danny Kaye 22) Gregory Peck 23) Ginger Rogers 24) John Wayne 25) Mickey Rooney[24][25]

1946 Poll[edit]

1) Bing Crosby 2) Ingrid Bergman 3) Van Johnson 4) Gary Cooper 5) Bob Hope 6) Humphrey Bogart 7) Greer Garson 8) Margaret O'Brien 9) Betty Grable 10) Roy Rogers 11) Wallace Beery 12) Ray Milland 13) Clark Gable 14) Alan Ladd 15) Bette Davis 16) Rita Hayworth 17) Cary Grant 18) Cornel Wilde 19) Claudette Colbert & Gene Tierney (tied) 20) Abbott and Costello 21) Spencer Tracy 22) Olivia de Havilland 23) Gregory Peck 24) Errol Flynn 25) Judy Garland[26][27]

1947 Poll[edit]

1) Bing Crosby 2) Betty Grable 3) Ingrid Bergman 4) Gary Cooper 5) Humphrey Bogart 6) Bob Hope 7) Clark Gable 8) Gregory Peck 9) Claudette Colbert 10) Alan Ladd 11) Cary Grant 12) Roy Rogers 13) Van Johnson 14) Spencer Tracy 15) Larry Parks 16) Abbott and Costello 17) Fred MacMurray 18) Rita Hayworth 19) Margaret O'Brien 20) Tyrone Power 21) Joan Crawford 22) Barbara Stanwyck 23) Dana Andrews 24) Esther Williams 25) Cornel Wilde[28][29]

1948 Poll[edit]

1) Bing Crosby 2) Betty Grable 3) Bud Abbott and Lou Costello 4) Gary Cooper 5) Bob Hope 6) Humphrey Bogart 7) Clark Gable 8) Cary Grant 9) Spencer Tracy 10) Ingrid Bergman 11) Esther Williams 12) Gregory Peck 13) Lana Turner 14) Alan Ladd 15) Red Skelton 16) John Wayne 17) Roy Rogers 18) Randolph Scott 19) Rita Hayworth 20) Van Johnson 21) Dennis Morgan 22) Loretta Young 23) Claudette Colbert 24) Irene Dunne 25) James Stewart[30]

1949 Poll[edit]

1) Bob Hope 2) Bing Crosby 3) Bud Abbott and Lou Costello 4) John Wayne 5) Gary Cooper 6) Cary Grant 7) Betty Grable 8) Esther Williams 9) Humphrey Bogart 10) Clark Gable 11) James Stewart 12) Randolph Scott 13) Red Skelton 14) Clifton Webb 15) Loretta Young 16) June Allyson 17) Alan Ladd 18) Roy Rogers 19) Dan Dailey 20) Olivia de Havilland 21) Robert Mitchum 22) Claudette Colbert 23) Gregory Peck 24) Spencer Tracy 25) Jane Wyman.[31]

1950 Poll[edit]

1) John Wayne 2) Bob Hope 3) Bing Crosby 4) Betty Grable 5) James Stewart 6) Abbott & Costello 7) Clifton Webb 8) Esther Williams 9) Spencer Tracy 10) Randolph Scott 11) Gary Cooper 12) Gregory Peck 13) Clark Gable 14) June Allyson 15) Betty Hutton 16) Burt Lancaster 17) Red Skelton 18) Van Johnson 19) Roy Rogers 20) Cary Grant 21) Dan Dailey 22) Barbara Stanwyck 23) Joel McCrea 24) Doris Day 25) Judy Garland

1951 Poll[edit]

1) John Wayne 2) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis 3) Betty Grable 4) Abbott & Costello 5) Bing Crosby 6) Bob Hope 7) Randolph Scott 8) Gary Cooper 9) Doris Day 10) Spencer Tracy 11) Gregory Peck 12) Esther Williams 13) Mario Lanza 14) Red Skelton 15) Marjorie Main 16) James Stewart 17) Alan Ladd 18) Clark Gable 19) Susan Hayward 20) Jane Powell 21) Clifton Webb 22) Cary Grant 23) Jeanne Crain 24) Van Johnson 25) Burt Lancaster

1952 Poll[edit]

1) Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis 2) Gary Cooper 3) John Wayne 4) Bing Crosby 5) Bob Hope 6) James Stewart 7) Doris Day 8) Gregory Peck 9) Susan Hayward 10) Randolph Scott 11) Abbott and Costello 12) Esther Williams 13) Cary Grant 14) Betty Hutton 15) Jane Wyman 16) Alan Ladd 17) Clark Gable 18) Humphrey Bogart 19) Stewart Granger 20) Betty Grable 21) Red Skelton 22) Jeff Chandler 23) Mario Lanza 24) Burt Lancaster 25) Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride[32]

1953 Poll[edit]

1) Gary Cooper 2) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis 3) John Wayne 4) Alan Ladd 5) Bing Crosby 6) Marilyn Monroe 7) James Stewart 8) Bob Hope 9) Susan Hayward 10) Randolph Scott 11) Doris Day 12) Esther Williams 13) Marjorie Main & Percy Kilbride 14) Gregory Peck 15) Ava Gardner 16) Clark Gable 17) Burt Lancaster 18) Jeff Chandler 19) Jane Wyman 20) Abbott & Costello 21) Stewart Granger 22) Jane Russell 23) Charlton Heston 24) Humphrey Bogart 25) Rita Hayworth

1954 Poll[edit]

1) John Wayne 2) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis 3) Gary Cooper 4) James Stewart 5) Marilyn Monroe 6) Alan Ladd 7) William Holden 8) Bing Crosby 9) Jane Wyman 10) Marlon Brando 11) June Allyson 12) Humphrey Bogart 13) Burt Lancaster 14) Susan Hayward 15) Percy Kilbride & Marjorie Main 16) Jeff Chandler 17) Rock Hudson 18) Doris Day 19) Clark Gable 20) Ava Gardner 21) Gregory Peck 22) Randolph Scott 23) Tony Curtis 24) Audrey Hepburn 25) Esther Williams

1955 Poll[edit]

1) James Stewart 2) Grace Kelly 3) John Wayne 4) William Holden 5) Gary Cooper 6) Marlon Brando 7) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis 8) Humphrey Bogart 9) June Allyson 10) Clark Gable 11) Marilyn Monroe 12) Glenn Ford 13) Bing Crosby 14) Doris Day 15) Audie Murphy 16) Burt Lancaster 17) Alan Ladd 18) Jane Wyman 19) Susan Hayward 20) Jeff Chandler 21) Jane Russell 22) Randolph Scott 23) Robert Mitchum 24) Rock Hudson 25) Percy Kilbride & Marjorie Main

1956 Poll[edit]

1) William Holden 2) John Wayne 3) James Stewart 4) Burt Lancaster 5) Glenn Ford 6) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis 7) Gary Cooper 8) Marilyn Monroe 9) Kim Novak 10) Frank Sinatra 11) Rock Hudson 12) Doris Day 13) Susan Hayward 14) Marlon Brando 15) June Allyson 16) Grace Kelly 17) Audie Murphy 18) Jeff Chandler 19) Gregory Peck 20) Bing Crosby 21) Yul Brynner 22) Ernest Borgnine 23) Jane Wyman 24) Randolph Scott 25) Alan Ladd

1957 Poll[edit]

1) Rock Hudson 2) John Wayne 3) Pat Boone 4) Elvis Presley 5) Frank Sinatra 6) Gary Cooper 7) William Holden 8) James Stewart 9) Jerry Lewis 10) Yul Brynner 11) Kim Novak 12) Deborah Kerr 13) Debbie Reynolds 14) Marlon Brando 15) Burt Lancaster 16) Glenn Ford 17) Doris Day 18) Cary Grant 19) Clark Gable 20) Elizabeth Taylor 21) Audie Murphy 22) Jeff Chandler 23) June Allyson 24) Ingrid Bergman 25) Kirk Douglas

1958 Poll[edit]

1) Glenn Ford 2) Elizabeth Taylor 3) Jerry Lewis 4) Marlon Brando 5) Rock Hudson 6) William Holden 7) Brigitte Bardot 8) Yul Brynner 9) James Stewart 10) Frank Sinatra 11) Pat Boone 12) Cary Grant 13) Elvis Presley 14) John Wayne 15) Doris Day 16) Kim Novak 17) Ingrid Bergman 18) Gary Cooper 19) Kirk Douglas 20) Burt Lancaster 21) Joanne Woodward 22) Gregory Peck 23) Paul Newman 24) Debbie Reynolds 25) Deborah Kerr

1959 Poll[edit]

1) Rock Hudson 2) Cary Grant 3) James Stewart 4) Doris Day 5) Debbie Reynolds 6) Glenn Ford 7) Frank Sinatra 8) John Wayne 9) Jerry Lewis 10) Susan Hayward 11) Elizabeth Taylor 12) William Holden 13) Gary Cooper 14) Paul Newman 15) Dean Martin 16) Sandra Dee 17) Brigitte Bardot 18) Tony Curtis 19) Shirley MacLaine 20) Marilyn Monroe 21) Marlon Brando 22) Pat Boone 23) Ingrid Bergman 24) Yul Brynner 25) Kirk Douglas

1960 Poll[edit]

1) Doris Day 2) Rock Hudson 3) Cary Grant 4) Elizabeth Taylor 5) Debbie Reynolds 6) Tony Curtis 7) Sandra Dee 8) Frank Sinatra 9) Jack Lemmon 10) John Wayne 11) Jerry Lewis 12) Glenn Ford 13) Paul Newman 14) William Holden 15) Kirk Douglas 16) Charlton Heston 17) Shirley MacLaine 18) James Stewart 19) Burt Lancaster 20) Joanne Woodward 21) Elvis Presley 22) Pat Boone 23) Yul Brynner 24) Robert Mitchum 25) Gary Cooper

1961 Poll[edit]

1) Elizabeth Taylor 2) Rock Hudson 3) Doris Day 4) John Wayne 5) Cary Grant 6) Sandra Dee 7) Jerry Lewis 8) William Holden 9) Tony Curtis 10) Elvis Presley 11) Burt Lancaster 12) Frank Sinatra 13) Debbie Reynolds 14) Jack Lemmon 15) Glenn Ford 16) Kirk Douglas 17) Paul Newman 18) Charlton Heston 19) Susan Hayward 20) Gregory Peck 21) Marlon Brando 22) James Stewart 23) Shirley MacLaine 24) Troy Donahue 25) Natalie Wood

1962 Poll[edit]

1) Doris Day 2) Rock Hudson 3) Cary Grant 4) John Wayne 5) Elvis Presley 6) Elizabeth Taylor 7) Jerry Lewis 8) Frank Sinatra 9) Sandra Dee 10) Burt Lancaster 11) Paul Newman 12) Charlton Heston 13) James Stewart 14) Jack Lemmon 15) William Holden 16) Debbie Reynolds 17) Kirk Douglas 18) Tony Curtis 19) Natalie Wood 20) Hayley Mills 21) Glenn Ford 22) Kim Novak 23) Shirley MacLaine 24) Audrey Hepburn 25) Gregory Peck

1963 Poll[edit]

1) Doris Day 2) John Wayne 3) Rock Hudson 4) Jack Lemmon 5) Cary Grant 6) Elizabeth Taylor 7) Elvis Presley 8) Sandra Dee 9) Paul Newman 10) Jerry Lewis 11) Gregory Peck 12) Shirley MacLaine 13) Frank Sinatra 14) James Stewart 15) Hayley Mills 16) James Garner 17) Debbie Reynolds 18) Burt Lancaster 19) Glenn Ford 20) Troy Donahue 21) Tony Curtis 22) Kirk Douglas 23) Charlton Heston 24) Henry Fonda 25) Richard Burton[33]

1964 Poll[edit]

1) Doris Day 2) Jack Lemmon 3) Rock Hudson 4) John Wayne 5) Cary Grant 6) Elvis Presley 7) Shirley MacLaine 8) Ann-Margret 9) Paul Newman 10) Richard Burton

1965 Poll[edit]

1) Sean Connery 2) John Wayne 3) Doris Day 4) Julie Andrews 5) Jack Lemmon 6) Elvis Presley 7) Cary Grant 8) James Stewart 9) Elizabeth Taylor 10) Richard Burton 11) Rock Hudson 15) Shirley MacLaine 17) Ann Margaret 21) Paul Newman[34]

1967 Poll[edit]

1) Julie Andrews 2) Lee Marvin 3) Paul Newman 4) Dean Martin 5) Sean Connery 6) Elizabeth Taylor 7) Sidney Poitier 8) John Wayne 9) Richard Burton 10) Steve McQueen 11) Jane Fonda 12) James Coburn 13) Jack Lemmon 14) Julie Christie 15) Michael Caine 16) Elvis Presley 17) Cary Grant 18) Sandy Dennis 19) Frank Sinatra 20) Bob Hope 21) Shirley MacLaine 22) Audrey Hepburn 23) Dick Van Dyke 24) Doris Day 25) Jerry Lewis[35]

1969 Poll[edit]

1) Paul Newman 2) John Wayne 3) Steve McQueen 4) Dustin Hoffman 5) Clint Eastwood 6) Sidney Poitier 7) Lee Marvin 8) Jack Lemmon 9) Katharine Hepburn 10) Barbra Streisand 11) Dean Martin 17) Elizabeth Taylor 19) Julie Andrews[36]

1973 Poll[edit]

1) Clint Eastwood 2) Ryan O'Neal 3) Steve McQueen 4) Burt Reynolds 5) Robert Redford 6) Barbra Streisand 7) Paul Newman 8) Charles Bronson 9) John Wayne 10) Marlon Brando 11) Gene Hackman 12) Liza Minnelli 13) Roger Moore 14) Diana Ross 15) Walter Matthau 16) George C. Scott 17) Ali MacGraw 18) Woody Allen 19) Dyan Cannon 20) Jane Fonda 21) Glenda Jackson 22) Al Pacino 23) James Coburn 24)Goldie Hawn 25) Dustin Hoffman[37]

1976 Poll[edit]

1) Robert Redford 2) Jack Nicholson 3) Dustin Hoffman 4) Clint Eastwood 5) Mel Brooks 6) Burt Reynolds 7) Al Pacino 8) Tatum O'Neal 9) Woody Allen 10) Charles Bronson 11) Barbra Streisand 12) Liza Minnelli 13) Faye Dunaway 14)Peter Sellers 15)Gregory Peck 16)Jeff Bridges 17)Gene Wilder 18)Sissy Spacek 19)Eileen Brennan 20)Michael York 21)Edward Asner 22)Robert Logan 23)Robert Carradine 24)Raquel Welch 25)Marlon Brando [38]

1996 Poll[edit]

1) Tom Cruise & Mel Gibson (tied)[39] 3) John Travolta 4) Arnold Schwarzeneggar 5) Sandra Bullock 6) Robin Williams 7) Sean Connery 8) Harrison Ford 9) Kevin Costner 10) Michelle Pfeiffer 11) Jim Carrey 12) Michael Douglas and Demi Moore (tied) 14)Brad Pitt 15) Glenn Close and Denzel Washington (tied) 17) Goldie Hawn 18) Eddie Murphy 19) Rene Russo, Meg Ryan and Will Smith (tied) 22) Helen Hunt 23) Pierce Brosnan 24) Bruce Willis 25) Jack Nicholson

1997 Poll[edit]

1)Harrison Ford 2)Julia Roberts 3)Leonardo DiCaprio 4)Will Smith 5)Tom Cruise 6)Jack Nicholson 7)Jim Carrey 8) John Travolta 9)Robin Williams 10)Tommy Lee Jones 11)Brad Pitt and NEVE CAMPBELL 13)Pierce Brosnan 14)Jodie Foster 15)Nicolas Cage and Tim Allen 17)Michael Douglas 18)Demi Moore 19)Michelle Pfeiffer 20)Sandra Bullock 21)Cameron Diaz 22)Brendan Fraser 23)Denzel Washington 24)Robert De Niro 25)Meg Ryan

Top Ten Western Stars[edit]

For a number of years, there was also a poll for the top ten Western stars in the US.

1936 Poll[edit]

1) Buck Jones 2) George O'Brien 3) Gene Autry 4) William Boyd 5) Ken Maynard 6) Dick Foran 7) John Wayne 8) Tim McCoy 9) Hoot Gibson 10) Buster Crabbe[40]

1937 Poll[edit]

1) Gene Autry 2) William Boyd 3) Buck Jones 4) Dick Foran 5) George O'Brien 6) Tex Ritter 7) Bob Steele 8) The Three Mesquiteers 9) Charles Starrett 10) Ken Maynard[41]

1938 Poll[edit]

1) Gene Autry 2) William Boyd 3) Buck Jones 4) George O'Brien 5) Three Mesquiteers 6) Charles Starrett 7) Bob Steele 8) Smith Ballew 9) Tex Ritter 10) Dick Foran[42]

1939 Poll[edit]

1) Gene Autry 2) William Boyd 3) Roy Rogers 4) George O'Brien 5) Charles Starrett 6) Three Mesquiteers 7) Tex Ritter 8) Buck Jones 9) John Wayne 10) Bob Baker[43]

1940 Poll[edit]

1) Gene Autry 2) William Boyd 3) Roy Rogers 4) George O'Brien 5) Charles Starrett 6) Johnny Mack Brown 7) Tex Ritter 8) Three Mesquiteers 9) Smiley Burnette 10) Bill Elliott[44]

1941 Poll[edit]

1) Gene Autry 2) William Boyd 3) Roy Rogers 4) Charles Starrett 5) Smiley Burnette 6) Tim Holt 7) Johnny Mack Brown 8) Three Mesquiteers 9) Bill Elliott 10) Tex Ritter[45]

1942 Poll[edit]

1) Gene Autry 2) Roy Rogers 3) William Boyd 4) Smiley Burnette 5) Charles Starrett 6) Johnny Mack Brown 7) Bill Elliott 8) Tim Holt 9) Don "Red" Barry 10) Three Mesquiteers[46]

1943 Poll[edit]

1) Roy Rogers 2) William Boyd 3) Smiley Burnette 4) George "Gabby" Hayes 5) Johnny Mack Brown 6) Tim Holt 7) The Three Mesquiteers 8) Red Barry 9) Bill Elliott 10) Russell Hayden[47]

1944 Poll[edit]

1) Roy Rogers 2) William Boyd 3) Smiley Burnette 4) Gabby Hayes 5) Bill Elliott 6) Johnny Mack Brown 7) Red Barry 8) Charles Starrett 9) Russell Hayden 10) Tex Ritter[48]

1945 Poll[edit]

1) Roy Rogers 2) Gabby Hayes 3) William Boyd 4) Bill Elliot 5) Smiley Burnett 6) Johnny Mack Brown 7) Charles Starrett 8) Red Barrett 9) Tex Ritter 10) Rod Cameron[24]

1946 Poll[edit]

1) Roy Rogers 2) Bill Elliot 3) Gene Autry 4) Gabby Hayes 5) Smiley Burnett 6) Charles Starrett 7) Johnny Mack Brown 8) Sunset Carson 9) Fuzzy Knight 10) Eddie Dean[49]

1947 Poll[edit]

1) Roy Rogers 2) Gene Autry 3) William Boyd 4) Bill Elliot 5) Gabby Hayes 6) Charles Starrett 7) Smiley Burnett 8) Johnny Mack Brown 9) Dale Evans 10) Eddie Dean[28]

1948 Poll[edit]

1) Roy Rogers 2) Gene Autry 3) Bill Elliot 4) Gabby Hayes 5) William Boyd 6) Charles Starrett 7) Tim Holt 8) Johnny Mack Brown 9) Andy Devine[50]

1952 Poll[edit]

1) Roy Rogers 2) Gene Autry 3) Rex Allen 4) Bill Elliot 5) Tim Holt 6) Gabby Hayes 7) Smiley Burnette 8) Charles Starrett 9) Dale Evans 10) William Boyd[32]

Top Ten Money Makers in Britain[edit]

The Motion Picture Herald published a similar list for the UK, listing the most popular stars at the British box office, including the most popular British stars.

1931 Poll[edit]

Most popular female stars: 1) Norma Shearer 2) Constance Bennett 3) Marie Dressler 4) Ruth Chatterton 5) Janet Gaynor 6) Greta Garbo 7) Jeanette MacDonald 8) Joan Crawford 9) Ann Harding 10) Marlene Dietrich
Most popular male stars: 1) Ronald Colman 2) Clive Brook 3) George Arliss 4) Robert Montgomery 5) Maurice Chevalier 6) John Boles 7) Ralph Lynn 8) Tom Walls 9) William Powell 10) Wallace Beery[51]

1934 Poll[edit]

Most popular male stars: 1) George Arliss 2) Clark Gable 3) Wallace Beery 4) Clive Brook 5) Robert Montgomery 6) Ronald Colman 7) Jack Hulbert 8) Lionel Barrymore 9) Charles Laughton 10) Tom Walls
Top female stars: 1) Norma Shearer 2) Marie Dressler 3) Greta Garbo 4) Kay Francis 5) Marlene Dietrich 6) Katharine Hepburn 7) Gracie Fields 8) Janet Gaynor 9) Joan Crawford 10) Claudette Colbert[52]

1936 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) Gracie Fields 2) Jessie Matthews 3) Jack Hulbert 4) George Formby 5) Robert Donat 6) Jack Buchanan 7) Tom Walls and Ralph Lynn (as a team) 8) Will Hay 9) George Arliss 10) Sydney Howard
Most popular international stars: 1) Shirley Temple 2) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers 3) Gracie Fields 4) Clark Gable 5) Laurel and Hardy 6) Jessie Matthews 7) James Cagney 8) Wallace Beery 9) Greta Garbo 10) Norma Shearer[53][54]

1937 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) Gracie Fields 2) George Formby 3) Jessie Matthews 4) Will Hay 5) Jack Buchanan 6) George Arliss 7) Charles Laughton and Tom Walls (tied) 8) Anna Neagle 9) Jack Hulbert 10) Paul Robeson[55]
Most popular international stars: 1) Shirley Temple 2) Clark Gable 3) Gracie Fields 4) Gary Cooper 5) George Formby 6) William Powell 7) Jeanette MacDonald 8) Robert Taylor 9) Astaire and Rogers 10) Laurel and Hardy[41][56]

1938 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) George Formby 2) Gracie Fields 3) Will Hay 4) Jessie Matthews 5) Sandy Powell 6) Jack Buchanan 7) Charles Laughton 8) Anna Neagle 9) Will Fyffe 10) George Arliss
Most popular international stars: 1) Shirley Temple 2) Jeanette MacDonald 3) Spencer Tracy 4) Clark Gable 5) George Formby 6) Deanna Durbin 7) Robert Taylor 8) Ronald Colman 9) Gary Cooper 10) William Powell[57][58]

1939 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) George Formby 2) Gracie Fields 3) Robert Donat 4) Will Hay 5) Anna Neagle 6) Leslie Howard 7) Charles Laughton 8) Gordon Harker 9) Ralph Richardson 10) Will Fyffe[59]
Most popular international stars: 1) Deanna Durbin 2) Mickey Rooney 3) Shirley Temple 4) Robert Taylor 5) Jeanette MacDonald 6) Spencer Tracy 7) Errol Flynn 8) George Formby 9) Nelson Eddy 10) Gary Cooper[60]

1940 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) George Formby 2) Robert Donat 3) Gracie Fields 4) Arthur Askey 5) Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane 6) Charles Laughton 7) Will Hay 8) Conrad Veidt 9) Gordon Harker 10) Anna Neagle[61][62]
Most popular international stars: 1) Mickey Rooney 2) Deanna Durbin 3) Spencer Tracy 4) Jeanette MacDonald 5) George Formby 6) Nelson Eddy 7) Errol Flynn 8) James Cagney 9) Gary Cooper 10) Bing Crosby 11) Shirley Temple 12) Tyrone Power 13) Clark Gable 14) Robert Donat 15) Bette Davis 16) Wallace Beery 17) Dorothy Lamour 18) Greta Garbo 19) Gracie Fields 20) Alice Faye 21) Myrna Loy 22) Judy Garland 23) Ginger Rogers 24) Laurel and Hardy 25) Victor McLaglen[14]

1941 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) George Formby 2) Arthur Lucan 3) Arthur Askey 4) Robert Donat 5) Will Hay 6) Conrad Veidt & Gordon Harker (tied) 7) Anna Neagle 8) Gracie Fields 9) Charles Laughton 10) Leslie Howard 11) Clive Brook 12) Margaret Lockwood 13) Michael Redgrave 14) Wendy Hiller 15) Rex Harrison 16) Emlyn Williams 17) Laurence Olivier 18) Barry K. Barnes 19) The Crazy Gang 20) Diana Wynyard 21) Will Fyffe 22) Vivien Leigh 23) Frank Randle and Harry Korris 24) Wilfrid Lawson 25) John Clements
Most popular international stars: 1) Mickey Rooney 2) Deanna Durbin 3) Spencer Tracy 4) George Formby 5) Jeanette MacDonald 6) Errol Flynn 7) Nelson Eddy 8) Gary Cooper 9) James Cagney 10) Bing Crosby 11) Judy Garland 12) Bette Davis 13) Robert Taylor 14) Charles Boyer 15) Tyrone Power 16) Alice Faye 17) Arthur Lucan 18) Don Ameche 19) Charles Chaplin 20) Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy 21) James Stewart 22) Laurence Olivier 23) Dorothy Lamour 24) Clark Gable 25) Vivien Leigh[63]

1943 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) George Formby 2) Leslie Howard 3) Noel Coward 4) Eric Portman 5) Robert Donat 6) Arthur Lucan 7) Margaret Lockwood 8) Anton Walbrook 9) Arthur Askey 10) John Mills
Most popular international stars: 1) Greer Garson 2) Bing Crosby 3) Abbott and Costello 4) Bob Hope 5) Betty Grable 6) Mickey Rooney 7) Dorothy Lamour 8) Bette Davis 9) Tyrone Power 10) James Cagney[64]

1944 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) James Mason 2) David Niven 3) George Formby 4) Eric Portman 5) Laurence Olivier 6) Margaret Lockwood 7) Robert Donat 8) Phyllis Calvert 9) Anna Neagle 10) Robert Newton
Most popular international stars: 1) Bing Crosby 2) Betty Grable 3) Greer Garson 4) Deanna Durbin 5) Bette Davis 6) Bob Hope 7) Humphrey Bogart 8) Gary Cooper 9) Spencer Tracy 10) Abbott and Costello[65]

1945 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) James Mason 2) Stewart Granger 3) Margaret Lockwood 4) John Mills 5) Phyllis Calvert 6) Rex Harrison 7) Laurence Olivier 8) Anna Neagle 9) George Formby 10) Eric Portman[66]
Most popular international stars: 1) Bing Crosby 2) Bette Davis 3) Greer Garson 4) Humphrey Bogart 5) Bob Hope 6) Betty Grable 7) Spencer Tracy & James Mason 8) Abbott and Costello 9) Stewart Granger 10) Joan Fontaine [67]

1946 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) James Mason 2) Margaret Lockwood 3) Stewart Granger 4) Michael Redgrave 5) Anna Neagle 6) Phyllis Calvert 7) Rex Harrison 8) John Mills 9) Robert Donat 10) Eric Portman
Most popular international stars: 1) James Mason 2) Bing Crosby 3) Margaret Lockwood 4) Greer Garson 5) Bette Davis 6) Stewart Granger 7) Ingrid Bergman 8) Alan Ladd 9) Bob Hope 10) Van Johnson[68]
Another poll by Sidney L. Bernstein of his theatre group listed the following:
[69] Most popular male actors: 1) James Mason 2) Stewart Granger 3) Ray Milland 4) Bing Crosby 6) John Mills 7) Laurence Olivier 11) Michael Redgrave 14) Rex Harrison 17) David Niven 21) Eric Portman Most popular female actors: 1) Margaret Lockwood 2) Ingrid Bergman 3) Bette Davis 4) Phyllis Calvert 5) Greer Garson 6) Pat Roc 7) Vivien Leigh 8) Jeanne Crain 11) Anna Neagle 14) Ann Todd 15) Ida Lupino

1947 Poll[edit]

Most popular British star: 1) James Mason 2) Anna Neagle 3) Margaret Lockwood 4) John Mills 5) Stewart Granger 6) Patricia Roc 7) Michael Wilding 8) Deborah Kerr 9) Robert Newton 10) Trevor Howard
Most popular international star: 1) Bing Crosby 2) James Mason 3) Anna Neagle 4) Margaret Lockwood 5) Bette Davis 6) John Mills 7) Alan Ladd 8) Humphrey Bogart 9) Ingrid Bergman 10) Bob Hope[28]

1948 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) Anna Neagle 2) Margret Lockwood 3) John Mills 4) Michael Wilding 5) Stewart Granger 6) Michael Denison 7) Jack Warner 8) Googie Withers 9) Patricia Roc 10) James Mason and Dennis Price (tied)[70]
Most popular international stars: 1) Bing Crosby 2) Anna Neagle 3) Margaret Lockwood 4) John Mills 5) Michael Wilding 6) Fredric March 7) Bob Hope 8) Danny Kaye 9) Myrna Loy 10) Gregory Peck[71]

1949 Poll[edit]

Most popular British star: 1) Anna Neagle 2) Michael Wilding 3) John Mills 4) Jean Simmons 5) Margaret Lockwood 6) Richard Attenborough 7) Stewart Granger 8) Michael Denison 9) David Farrar 10) Jack Warner[72]

1950 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) Anna Neagle 2) Jean Simmons 3) Jack Warner 4) John Mills 5) Robert Newton 6) Michael Wilding 7) Richard Todd 8) Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford (tied) 9) Jean Kent 10) Trevor Howard
Most popular international stars: 1) Bob Hope 2) Abbott & Costello 3) Anna Neagle 4) Jean Simmons 5) Jack Warner 6) John Mills 7) James Stewart 8) Alan Ladd 9) Larry Parks 10) Robert Newton

1951 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) Alec Guinness 2) Anna Neagle 3) Jean Simmons 4) Michael Wilding 5) Trevor Howard 6) Alastair Sim 7) Robert Newton 8) Jean Kent 9) Michael Redgrave 10) Glynis Johns
Most popular international stars: 1) Bob Hope 2) James Stewart 3) John Wayne 4) Abbott & Costello 5) Alec Guinness 6) Anna Neagle 7) Bette Davis 8) Alan Ladd 9) Betty Hutton 10) Mario Lanza[73]

1952 Poll[edit]

Most popular British star: 1) Ronald Shiner 2) Alastair Sim 3) Alec Guinness 4) Anthony Steel & Jack Hawkins (tied) 5) Richard Todd 6) Nigel Patrick 7) Jack Warner 8) Anna Neagle 9) Trevor Howard 10) Glynis Johns
Most popular international star: 1) Bob Hope 2) Gregory Peck 3) Betty Hutton 4) Martin and Lewis 5) John Wayne 6) Mario Lanza 7) James Mason 8) James Stewart 9) Doris Day 10) Humphrey Bogart[74]

1953 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) Jack Hawkins 2) Alec Guinness 3) Ronald Shiner 4) Alastair Sim 5) Dirk Bogarde 6) Dinah Sheridan 7) Jack Warner 8) Nigel Patrick 9) Ralph Richardson 10) Anthony Steel
Most popular international stars: 1) Jack Hawkins 2) Bob Hope 3) Alan Ladd 4) Gregory Peck 5) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis 6) Bing Crosby 7) John Wayne 8) Stewart Granger 9) Doris Day 10) Danny Kaye

1954 Poll[edit]

Most popular international star: 1) Alan Ladd 2) James Stewart 3) Gregory Peck 4) Martin and Lewis 5) Jack Hawkins 6) Danny Kaye 7) Burt Lancaster 8) Doris Day 9) Dirk Bogarde 10) Norman Wisdom[75]
Most popular British star: 1) Jack Hawkins 2) Dirk Bogarde 3) Norman Wisdom 4) Glynis Johns 5) Kenneth More 6) Alec Guinness 7) Anthony Steel 8) Ronald Shiner 9) Richard Todd 10) John Mills

1955 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) Dirk Bogarde 2) John Mills 3) Norman Wisdom 4) Alastair Sim 5) Kenneth More 6) Jack Hawkins 7) Richard Todd 8) Michael Redgrave 9) Diana Dors 10) Alec Guinness
Most popular international stars: 1) Dirk Bogarde 2) James Stewart 3) Bing Crosby 4) Doris Day 5) John Mills 6) Norman Wisdom 7) Jeff Chandler 8) Alastair Sim 9) Rock Hudson 10) Humphrey Bogart)[76]

1956 Poll[edit]

Most popular British star: 1) Kenneth More 2) Jack Hawkins 3) Dirk Bogarde 4) Virginia McKenna 5) Norman Wisdom 6) Anthony Steel 7) Peter Finch 8) Alec Guinness 9) John Gregson 10) John Mills[77]
Most popular international stars: 1) Kenneth More 2) James Stewart 3) Burt Lancaster 4) Audie Murphy 5) Jeff Chandler 6) Doris Day 7) Danny Kaye 8) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis 9) Frank Sinatra 10) Robert Mitchum

1957 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) Dirk Bogarde 2) Kenneth More 3) Peter Finch 4) John Gregson 5) Norman Wisdom 6) John Mills 7) Stanley Baker 8) Ian Carmichael 9) Jack Hawkins 10) Belinda Lee
Most popular international stars: 1) Dirk Bogarde 2) Kenneth More 3) Burt Lancaster 4) Rock Hudson 5) Peter Finch 6) Jeff Chandler 7) John Gregson 8) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis 9) Norman Wisdom 10) Yul Brynner[78]

1958 Poll[edit]

Most popular British stars: 1) Alec Guinness 2) Dirk Bogarde 3) Kenneth More 4) Ian Carmichael 5) Virginia McKenna 6) John Mills 7) Norman Wisdom 8) John Gregson 9) Jack Hawkins 10) Stanley Baker
Most popular international stars: 1) Alec Guinness 2) Dirk Bogarde 3) Kenneth More 4) Kirk Douglas 5) Frank Sinatra 6) William Holden 7) Glenn Ford 8) Ian Carmichael 9) Virginia McKenna 10) Elvis Presley

1959 Poll[edit]

Most popular British star: 1) Kenneth More 2) Alec Guinness 3) Norman Wisdom 4) Stanley Baker 5) Dirk Bogarde 6) Peter Sellers[79]

1960 Poll[edit]

Most popular international stars: 1) Kenneth More 2) Peter Sellers 3) Sophia Loren 4) Sir Alec Guinness 5) Elizabeth Taylor 6) Audrey Hepburn 7) Jack Lemmon 8) Stanley Baker 9) Dirk Bogarde 10) Norman Wisdom

1961 Poll[edit]

Most popular international stars: 1) Hayley Mills 2) Sophia Loren 3) Kenneth More 4) Elizabeth Taylor 5) John Mills 6) Peter Sellers 7) Audrey Hepburn 8) Dirk Bogarde 9) Jack Lemmon 10) John Wayne

1962 Poll[edit]

Most popular international star: 1) Cliff Richard 2) Elvis Presley 3) Peter Sellers 4) Kenneth More 5) Hayley Mills 6) Doris Day 7) Sophia Loren 8) John Wayne 9) Frank Sinatra 10) Sean Connery[80]

1963 Poll[edit]

Most popular international star: 1) Cliff Richard 2) Peter Sellers 3) Elvis Presley 4) Sean Connery 5) Hayley Mills 6) Elizabeth Taylor 7) Marlon Brando 8) Albert Finney 9) Dirk Bogarde 10) Norman Wisdom[81]

1964 Poll[edit]

Most popular international star: 1) Sean Connery 4) Elvis Presley 8) The Beatles[82]

1965 Poll[edit]

Most popular international star: 1) Sean Connery 2) Elvis Presley 3) Julie Andrews 4) Sophia Loren 5) Rex Harrison 6) The Beatles 7) Richard Burton 8) Peter Sellers 9) Peter O'Toole 10) John Wayne[83]

  • Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker and Cliff Richard were in top 25[84]

1966 Poll[edit]

Most popular international star: 1) Sean Connery 2) Michael Caine 3) Robert Vaughan & David McCallum 4) Audrey Hepburn 5) Norman Wisdom 6) Rex Harrison 7) Steve McQueen 8) Julie Andrews 9) Peter Sellers 10) Elvis Presley[85]

1968 Poll[edit]

Most popular international star: 1) John Wayne 2) Julie Christie 3) Steve McQueen 4) Tommy Steele 5) Paul Newman 6) Sean Connery 7) Clint Eastwood 8) Julie Andrews 9) Stanley Baker 10) Sidney Poitier[86]

1970 Poll[edit]

Most popular international star: 1) Paul Newman 2) Clint Eastwood 3) Steve McQueen 4) John Wayne 5) Richard Burton 6) Dustin Hoffman 7) Lee Marvin 8) Michael Caine 9) Richard Harris 10) Robert Redford[87]

1971 Poll[edit]

Most popular international star: 1) Richard Burton 2) Steve McQueen 3) Dustin Hoffman 4) Michael Caine 5) Oliver Reed 6) Glenda Jackson 7) Candice Bergen 8) Clint Eastwood 9) Frankie Howerd 10) Jack Nicholson[88]

Top Stars in France[edit]

Various polls have been taken for the top stars in France too.

1956-58[edit]

1) Darry Cowl 2) Bernard Blier 3) Jean Gabin 4) Jeanne Moreau 5) Henri Vidal 6) Dany Carrel 7) Brigitte Bardot 8) Annie Girardot9) Daniel Gelin 10) Danielle Darrieux[89]

1956-90[edit]

1) Louis de Funes 2) Bourvil 3) Jean-Paul Belmondo 4) Jean Gabin 5) Fernandel 6) Alain Delon 7) Lino Ventura 8) Gérard Depardieu 9) Jean Marais 10) Bernard Blier[90]

Box Office Poison[edit]

In 1938 a list was published of stars who were considered "box office poison" by exhibitors. The list was from Harry Brandt of the Independent Theater Owners Association.[91]

The stars included:

Varietys Over Priced Stars of 1968[edit]

In 1968 Variety magazine published a list of ten stars it considered over priced. The stars charged at least $250,000 a film and had at least four flops in a row recently:[92]

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