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

The spectacular CBS special! Shirley Temple Black hosts the festivities as 50 of today's top stars count down the 50 greatest screen legends of all time. Features Clint Eastwood, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Spacey and many others.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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The spectacular CBS special! Shirley Temple Black hosts the festivities as 50 of today's top stars count down the 50 greatest screen legends of all time. Features Clint Eastwood, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Spacey and many others.

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The list includes two living male legends: Kirk Douglas at #17 and Sidney Poitier at #22. See more »


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Without You
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by Liza Minnelli
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50 of the greatest stars!
16 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Not as good as AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies, but this documentary still has some interesting features. However, I disagree with many of the choices made. I don't believe that Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Vivien Leigh, Claudette Colbert, Grace Kelly, and Ginger Rogers should have made the list. These are all great actors, but to me there are far superior actors such as Paul Robeson, Deborah Kerr, Gloria Swanson, Gloria Grahame, Sydney Greenstreet, Myrna Loy, William Powell, Jean Arthur, Mary Astor, the three Barrymore siblings (John, Lionel, Ethel), Walter Huston, Richard Burton, Montgomery Clift, Bing Crosby, Rosalind Russell, Olivia de Havilland, W.C. Fields, Bob Hope, Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Harold Llyod, Peter Lorre, Joel McCrea, Fredric March, Vincent Price, Anthony Quinn, Claude Rains, Thelma Ritter, Mickey Rooney, Jane Russell, Peter Sellers, Norma Shearer, Frank Sinatra, Lana Turner and Natalie Wood. The bottom line, is that AFI should have picked the top 50 actors and top 50 actresses instead of 25. This way, many more legendary actors would have been included.


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