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AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends (1999) Poster

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At 75 years, Lillian Gish (the #17 female star) has the longest screen career for any male or female legend.
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At 59 years, Laurence Olivier (the #14 male star) has the longest screen career for any male legend.
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The list includes four living female legends: Elizabeth Taylor at #7, Shirley Temple at #18, Lauren Bacall at #20 and Sophia Loren at #21.
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The list includes two living male legends: Kirk Douglas at #17 and Sidney Poitier at #22.
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Marlon Brando (the #4 male legend), Sidney Poitier (the #22 male legend) and Sophia Loren (the #21 female legend), all made their screen debuts in 1950. Stars who made their debuts after 1950 and weren't qualified as legends include Jack Lemmon, Paul Newman, Shirley MacLaine and Clint Eastwood.
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Ten of the legends include five duos: Katharine Hepburn (the #1 female star) and Spencer Tracy (the #9 male star), Humphrey Bogart (the #1 male star) and Lauren Bacall (the #20 female star), Fred Astaire (the #5 male star) and Ginger Rogers (the #14 female star), and Clark Gable (the #7 male star) and Carole Lombard (the #23 female star). The Marx Brothers (the #20 male stars) are the only team of legends.
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Thirteen legends made the transition from silent movies to "talkies": Joan Crawford (the #10 female star), Greta Garbo (the #5 female star), Barbara Stanwyck (the #11 female star), Lillian Gish (the #17 female star), Carole Lombard (the #23 female star), Mary Pickford (the #24 female star), Clark Gable (the #7 male star), Charles Chaplin (the #10 male star), Gary Cooper (the #11 male star), John Wayne (the #13 male star), The Marx Brothers (the #20 male stars), Buster Keaton (the #21 male star) and Edward G. Robinson the #24 male star).
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Thirteen legends were born outside America: Audrey Hepburn (the #3 female star) in Belgium, Elizabeth Taylor (the #7 female star), Cary Grant (the #2 male star), Charles Chaplin (the #10 male star) and Laurence Olivier (the #14 male star) in England, Ingrid Bergman (the #4 female star) and Greta Garbo (the #5 female star) in Sweden, Marlene Dietrich (the #9 female star) in Germany, Claudette Colbert (the #12 female star) in France, Vivien Leigh (the #16 female star) in India, Sophia Loren (the #21 female star) in Italy, Mary Pickford (the #24 female star) in Canada, and Edward G. Robinson (the #24 male star) in Romania.
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Eight legends were born in New York City: Barbara Stanwyck (the #11 female star), Mae West (the #15 female star), Rita Hayworth (the #19 female star), Lauren Bacall (the #20 female star), Humphrey Bogart (the #1 male star), James Cagney (the #8 male star), Burt Lancaster (the #19 male star) and The Marx Brothers (the #20 male stars).
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Tales of Manhattan (1942) has the most legends starring in a feature film: Henry Fonda (the #6 male star), Ginger Rogers (the #14 female star), Rita Hayworth (the #19 female star) and Edward G. Robinson (the #24 male star). 'The Slippery Pearls (1931)', the 20-minute short film used to benefit a Tuberculosis sanitarium features five legends: Joan Crawford (the #10 female star), Barbara Stanwyck (the #11 female star), Gary Cooper (the #11 male star), Buster Keaton (the #21 male star) and Edward G. Robinson the #24 male star).
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