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Part of the AFI 100 Years... series, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars is a list of the top 50 stars of American cinema. They were presented by 50 "stars of today", adding up to the total of 100 stars. The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute on June 16 1999.

The list was revealed on a CBS special hosted by Shirley Temple Black.

According to the AFI's rules, the stars on the list had to have made their film debuts in or before 1950, or have died prior to the creation of the list. The list is thus heavily weighted toward actors of Classical Hollywood cinema, and many more recent stars are not included.


  1. Humphrey Bogart
  2. Cary Grant
  3. James Stewart
  4. Marlon Brando
  5. Fred Astaire
  6. Henry Fonda
  7. Clark Gable
  8. James Cagney
  9. Spencer Tracy
  10. Charlie Chaplin
  11. Gary Cooper
  12. Gregory Peck
  13. John Wayne
  14. Laurence Olivier
  15. Gene Kelly
  16. Orson Welles
  17. Kirk Douglas
  18. James Dean
  19. Burt Lancaster
  20. The Marx Brothers
  21. Buster Keaton
  22. Sidney Poitier
  23. Robert Mitchum
  24. Edward G. Robinson
  25. William Holden


  1. Katharine Hepburn
  2. Bette Davis
  3. Audrey Hepburn
  4. Ingrid Bergman
  5. Greta Garbo
  6. Marilyn Monroe
  7. Elizabeth Taylor
  8. Judy Garland
  9. Marlene Dietrich
  10. Joan Crawford
  11. Barbara Stanwyck
  12. Claudette Colbert
  13. Grace Kelly
  14. Ginger Rogers
  15. Mae West
  16. Vivien Leigh
  17. Lillian Gish
  18. Shirley Temple
  19. Rita Hayworth
  20. Lauren Bacall
  21. Sophia Loren
  22. Jean Harlow
  23. Carole Lombard
  24. Mary Pickford
  25. Ava Gardner

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