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Who are some prominent old-time movie stars?

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Some of the most famous classic movie stars are Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper and James Stewart. Other classic movie stars include Katherine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

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Some of the most famous classic movies stars are famous for playing strong, masculine characters. These stars include Humphrey Bogart, known for detective films such as "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Big Sleep," and Gary Cooper, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in "Sergeant York" and "High Noon." Other actors of this type include Clark Gable, known for films such as "It Happened One Night" and "Gone with the Wind," and James Stewart, known for films such as "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and "It's a Wonderful Life."

Classic movie stars also include actresses known for playing beautiful, yet dignified characters. Some of these actresses include Katherine Hepburn, who won four Academy Awards for Best Actress, and Bette Davis, known for roles in films such as "All About Eve" and "Beyond the Forest." Other actresses of this type include Joan Crawford, known for roles in films such as "Johnny Guitar" and "Mildred Pierce," and Lauren Bacall, known for roles in films such as "Key Largo" and "To Have and Have Not."

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