Who Were Some of the Biggest Stars in Hollywood's Early Years?


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Some of the biggest stars of Hollywood's early years include Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks. Other stars from this era include Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford and Katherine Hepburn.

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Some of the earliest stars in Hollywood were those that formed United Artists in 1919. One of the founders was Charlie Chaplin, one of the most famous film stars in the world, who starred in classics such as "City Lights," "The Gold Rush" and "The Great Dictator." Other founders included Douglas Fairbanks, star of films such as "The Thief of Bagdad" and "The Mark of Zorro," and his wife, Mary Pickford, star of films such as "Little Annie Rooney" and "My Best Girl."

The 1930s through the 1950s are considered the Golden Age of Hollywood, and produced some of the most famous stars in history. These include Clark Gable, star of films such as "Gone With the Wind" and "It Happened One Night," and Humphrey Bogart, star of "Casablanca," "The Maltese Falcon" and "The African Queen," among others. Famous actresses from this era include Joan Crawford, star of films such as "Mildred Pierce" and "Johnny Guitar," and Katherine Hepburn, the only person to ever win four Academy Awards for acting as of 2015.

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