What are some old movie star names?


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Some old movie stars include Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin and Katharine Hepburn. Other legends from the early days of cinema include Judy Garland, Gary Cooper, Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe.

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Many movie stars rose to prominence in the 1940s and '50s. These actors include Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Spencer Tracy and James Stewart. Many actresses became famous during this period for their pairings with male stars. Lauren Bacall became famous for her appearances alongside Humphrey Bogart, and Ginger Rogers became famous for her appearances alongside Fred Astaire. The 1950s also brought new stars, as younger actors such as Marlon Brando, James Dean and Paul Newman rose to fame. Many actresses gained individual fame in the 1950s as well, such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

Some of the most famous actors throughout the '40s and '50s were no longer working during the '60s and '70s. However, some older stars, such as Marlon Brando and Paul Newman, remained popular throughout these decades. The 1960s and '70s also introduced stars such as Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Nicholson, Gene Hackman, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Some of these stars, such as De Niro, Hoffman and Pacino, still regularly appear in films as of July 2015.

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