Classical Hollywood cinema

Classical Hollywood cinema is a term used in film criticism to describe both a narrative and visual style of filmmaking which became characteristic of American cinema between the 1910s (rapidly after World War I) and the 1960s.[4] It eventually became the most powerful and pervasive style of filmmaking worldwide.[5] Similar or associated terms include classical Hollywood narrative, the Golden Age of Hollywood, Old Hollywood, and classical continuity.[6]

Classical Hollywood cinema
Years active1910s–1960s
CountryUnited States
Major figuresD. W. Griffith, Lon Chaney, John Ford, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, James Stewart, James Cagney, Howard Hawks, Billy Wilder, Clark Gable, Ann Sheridan, Jean Harlow, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish, Joan Crawford, Gloria Stuart, Mary Pickford, Humphrey Bogart, Fritz Lang, Vivien Leigh, Greta Garbo, Lana Turner, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Betty Grable, Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Natalie Wood, Shirley Temple, Barbara Stanwyck, Carole Lombard, Kirk Douglas, Olivia de Havilland, Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Doris Day, Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier, Eva Marie Saint, Grace Kelly, Greer Garson, James Dean, Rita Hayworth, Rudolph Valentino, Errol Flynn, Marlene Dietrich, Veronica Lake, Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Charlton Heston, Shirley MacLaine,
Influences
Influenced
  • New Hollywood
  • French New Wave

Development of the classical style

Early narrative film (1894–1913)

For centuries the only visual standard of narrative storytelling art was the theatre. Since the first narrative films in the mid-1890s, filmmakers sought to capture the power of live theatre on the cinema screen. Most of these filmmakers started as directors on the late 19th century stage, and likewise most film actors had roots in vaudeville or theatrical melodramas. Visually, early narrative films had adapted little from the stage, and their narratives had adapted very little from vaudeville and melodrama. Before the visual style which would become known as "classical continuity", scenes were filmed in full shot and used carefully choreographed staging to portray plot and character relationships. Cutting was extremely limited, and mostly consisted of close-ups of writing on objects for their legibility.

Maturation of the silents (1913–late 1920s)

The Mothering Heart screenshot
Theatrical release poster for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Though lacking the reality inherent to the stage, film (unlike stage) offers the freedom to manipulate apparent time and space, and thus to create the illusion of realism – that is temporal linearity and spatial continuity. By the early 1910s, filmmaking was beginning to fulfill its artistic potential. In Sweden and Denmark, this period would later be known as a "Golden Age" of film;[7] in America, this artistic change is attributed to filmmakers like D. W. Griffith finally breaking the grip of the Edison Trust to make films independent of the manufacturing monopoly. Films worldwide began to noticeably adopt visual and narrative elements which would be found in classical Hollywood cinema. 1913 was a particularly fruitful year for the medium, as pioneering directors from several countries produced masterpieces such as The Mothering Heart (D. W. Griffith), Ingeborg Holm (Victor Sjöström), and L'enfant de Paris (Léonce Perret) that set new standards for film as a form of storytelling. It was also the year when Yevgeni Bauer (the first true film artist, according to Georges Sadoul[8]) started his short, but prolific, career.[9]

In the world generally and America specifically, the influence of Griffith on filmmaking was unmatched. Equally influential were his actors in adapting their performances to the new medium. Lillian Gish, the star of The Mothering Heart, is particularly noted for her influence on screen performance techniques. Griffith's 1915 epic The Birth of a Nation was ground-breaking for film as a means of storytelling – a masterpiece of literary narrative with numerous innovative visual techniques. The film initiated so many advances in American cinema that it was rendered obsolete within a few years.[10] Though 1913 was a global landmark for filmmaking, 1917 was primarily an American one; the era of "classical Hollywood cinema" is distinguished by a narrative and visual style which began to dominate the film medium in America by 1917.

Classical Hollywood cinema in the sound era (late 1920s–1960s)

The narrative and visual style of classical Hollywood style developed further after the transition to sound-film production. The primary changes in American filmmaking came from the film industry itself, with the height of the studio system. This mode of production, with its reigning star system promoted by several key studios, had preceded sound by several years. By mid-1920, most of the prominent American directors and actors, who had worked independently since the early 1910s, had to become a part of the new studio system to continue to work.

The beginning of the sound era itself is ambiguously defined. To some, it began with The Jazz Singer, which was released in 1927 and increased box-office profits for films, as sound was introduced to feature films.[11] To others, the era began in 1929, when the silent age had definitively ended.[12] Most Hollywood pictures from the late 1920s to 1960s adhered closely to a genre – Western, slapstick comedy, musical, animated cartoon, and biopic (biographical picture) – and the same creative teams often worked on films made by the same studio. For instance, Cedric Gibbons and Herbert Stothart always worked on MGM films; Alfred Newman worked at 20th Century Fox for twenty years; Cecil B. DeMille's films were almost all made at Paramount Pictures; and director Henry King's films were mostly made for Twentieth Century Fox. Similarly, actors were mostly contract players. Film historians and critics note that it took about a decade for films to adapt to sound and return to the level of artistic quality of the silents, which it did in the late 1930s.

Many great works of cinema that emerged from this period were of highly regimented filmmaking. One reason this was possible is that, with so many films being made, not every one had to be a big hit. A studio could gamble on a medium-budget feature with a good script and relatively unknown actors: Citizen Kane (1941), directed by Orson Welles and regarded by some as the greatest film of all time, fits that description. In other cases, strong-willed directors like Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, and Frank Capra battled the studios in order to achieve their artistic visions. The apogee of the studio system may have been the year 1939, which saw the release of such classics as Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Stagecoach, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Destry Rides Again, Young Mr. Lincoln, Wuthering Heights, Only Angels Have Wings, Ninotchka, Beau Geste, Babes in Arms, Gunga Din, The Women, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and The Roaring Twenties.

Style

The visual-narrative style of classical Hollywood cinema as elaborated by David Bordwell,[13] was heavily influenced by the ideas of the Renaissance and its resurgence of mankind as the focal point. It is distinguished at three general levels: devices, systems, and the relations of systems.

Devices

The devices most inherent to classical Hollywood cinema are those of continuity editing. This includes the 180-degree rule, one of the major visual-spatial elements of continuity editing. The 180-degree rule keeps with the "photographed play" style by creating an imaginary 180-degree axis between the viewer and the shot, allowing viewers to clearly orient themselves within the position and direction of action in a scene. According to the 30-degree rule, cuts in the angle that the scene is viewed from must be significant enough for the viewer to understand the purpose of a change in perspective. Cuts that do not adhere to the 30-degree rule, known as jump cuts, are disruptive to the illusion of temporal continuity between shots. The 180-degree and 30-degree rules are elementary guidelines in filmmaking that preceded the official start of the classical era by over a decade, as seen in the pioneering 1902 French film A Trip to the Moon. Cutting techniques in classical continuity editing serve to help establish or maintain continuity, as in the cross cut, which establishes the concurrence of action in different locations. Jump cuts are allowed in the form of the axial cut, which does not change the angle of shooting at all, but has the clear purpose of showing a perspective closer or farther from the subject, and therefore does not interfere with temporal continuity.[14]

Narrative logic

Classical narration progresses always through psychological motivation, i.e., by the will of a human character and its struggle with obstacles towards a defined goal. This narrative element is commonly composed of a primary narrative (e.g. a romance) intertwined with a secondary narrative or narratives. This narrative is structured with an unmistakable beginning, middle and end, and generally there is a distinct resolution. Utilizing actors, events, causal effects, main points, and secondary points are basic characteristics of this type of narrative. The characters in classical Hollywood cinema have clearly definable traits, are active, and very goal oriented. They are causal agents motivated by psychological rather than social concerns.[5] The narrative is a chain of cause and effect with the characters being the causal agents – in classical style, events do not occur randomly.

Cinematic time

Time in classical Hollywood is continuous, linear, and uniform, since non-linearity calls attention to the illusory workings of the medium. The only permissible manipulation of time in this format is the flashback. It is mostly used to introduce a memory sequence of a character, e. g., Casablanca.

Cinematic space

The greatest rule of classical continuity regarding space is object permanence: the viewer must believe that the scene exists outside the shot of the cinematic frame to maintain the picture's realism. The treatment of space in classical Hollywood strives to overcome or conceal the two-dimensionality of film ("invisible style") and is strongly centered upon the human body. The majority of shots in a classical film focus on gestures or facial expressions (medium-long and medium shots). André Bazin once compared classical film to a photographed play in that the events seem to exist objectively and that cameras only give us the best view of the whole play.[15]

This treatment of space consists of four main aspects: centering, balancing, frontality, and depth. Persons or objects of significance are mostly in the center part of the picture frame and never out of focus. Balancing refers to the visual composition, i. e., characters are evenly distributed throughout the frame. The action is subtly addressed towards the spectator (frontality) and set, lighting (mostly three-point lighting, especially high-key lighting), and costumes are designed to separate foreground from the background (depth).

Relations of systems

The aspects of space and time are subordinated to the narrative element.

Criticism

This style of cinema is not without its critics, ranging from the lack of realism which resulted in a more realistic post-WWII cinema.[16][17][18]

Legacy

The New Hollywood of the 1960s–70s was influenced by the romanticism of the classical era,[19] as was the French New Wave.[20]

List of selected important figures in the era

Many of the filmmakers listed below performed multiple duties on various film productions through their careers. They are here listed by the category they are most readily recognized as. If they are recognized in more than one category on the same level, they are listed in all of them.

Directors

The following is a list of directors associated with classical Hollywood. Some of them also had careers in other countries (e.g., Hitchcock and Renoir), and some also had careers either before (e.g., Griffith) and/or after (e.g., Huston) the classical era.

  • Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
  • George Abbott
  • Robert Aldrich[21]
  • Irving Allen
  • Irwin Allen
  • Lewis Allen[22]
  • Michael Anderson
  • Ken Annakin
  • Jack Arnold
  • Tex Avery[23]
  • Dorothy Arzner
  • Lloyd Bacon[21]
  • Clarence G. Badger
  • Joseph Barbera
  • Lionel Barrymore
  • William Beaudine
  • Busby Berkeley[21]
  • Paul Bern
  • Budd Boetticher
  • Frank Borzage[21]
  • Robert North Bradbury
  • John Brahm
  • Marlon Brando
  • Herbert Brenon
  • Richard Brooks
  • Otto Brower
  • Clarence Brown
  • Harry Joe Brown
  • Tod Browning
  • David Butler
  • Edward Buzzell
  • Frank Capra[21]
  • William Castle
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Robert Clampett
  • Jack Conway
  • Merian C. Cooper
  • Lloyd Corrigan
  • Donald Crisp
  • John Cromwell[21]
  • Alan Crosland
  • James Cruze
  • George Cukor[21]
  • Irving Cummings
  • Michael Curtiz[21]
  • Morton DaCosta
  • Jules Dassin
  • Delmer Daves
  • Gene Deitch
  • Roy Del Ruth
  • Cecil B. DeMille[21]
  • William C. deMille
  • Andre DeToth
  • William Dieterle[21]
  • Edward Dmytryk[21]
  • Stanley Donen[21]
  • Gordon Douglas
  • Allan Dwan
  • Blake Edwards
  • Douglas Fairbanks
  • John Farrow[24]
  • Federico Fellini
  • Leslie Fenton
  • José Ferrer
  • Mel Ferrer
  • Dave Fleischer
  • Max Fleischer
  • Richard Fleischer
  • Victor Fleming[21]
  • Robert Florey
  • John Ford[21]
  • Norman Foster
  • Bryan Foy
  • John Frankenheimer
  • Chester Franklin
  • Sidney Franklin[21]
  • Friz Freleng
  • Karl Freund
  • Samuel Fuller[21]
  • Tay Garnett
  • Richard Garrick
  • Bert Glennon
  • Michael Gordon
  • Edmund Goulding
  • D. W. Griffith[21]
  • Val Guest
  • Hugo Haas
  • William Hanna
  • Henry Hathaway
  • Howard Hawks[21]
  • Kenneth Hawks
  • Victor Heerman
  • Stuart Heisler[25]
  • Paul Henreid
  • Alfred Hitchcock[21]
  • Howard Hughes
  • John Huston[21]
  • Rex Ingram
  • John Ireland
  • Jacques Jaccard
  • Leigh Jason
  • Nunnally Johnson
  • Chuck Jones[23]
  • Joseph Kane
  • Garson Kanin
  • Elia Kazan[21]
  • Buster Keaton
  • Erle C. Kenton
  • Henry King
  • Louis King
  • Edwin H. Knopf
  • Alexander Korda
  • Zoltan Korda
  • Henry Koster
  • Stanley Kramer[21]
  • Stanley Kubrick[21]
  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Gregory La Cava[21]
  • Charles Lamont
  • Fritz Lang[21]
  • Walter Lang
  • David Lean
  • Rowland V. Lee
  • Mervyn LeRoy[21]
  • Mitchell Leisen
  • Richard Lester
  • Henry Levin
  • Anatole Litvak
  • Frank Lloyd[21]
  • Joshua Logan
  • Joseph Losey
  • Arthur Lubin
  • Ernst Lubitsch[21]
  • Sidney Lumet[21]
  • Ida Lupino
  • Rouben Mamoulian[21]
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz[21]
  • Anthony Mann[21]
  • Daniel Mann
  • Delbert Mann
  • George Marshall
  • Leo McCarey[21]
  • Ray McCarey
  • Robert F. McGowan
  • Robert McKimson
  • Andrew V. McLaglen[26]
  • Norman Z. McLeod
  • Gus Meins
  • George Melford
  • Lothar Mendes
  • Lewis Milestone[21]
  • Robert Milton
  • Vincente Minnelli[21]
  • Robert Montgomery
  • F.W. Murnau
  • Jean Negulesco
  • Marshall Neilan
  • Fred C. Newmeyer
  • Fred Niblo
  • Mabel Normand
  • Max Ophüls
  • G. W. Pabst
  • George Pal
  • Irving Pichel
  • Dick Powell
  • Michael Powell
  • Otto Preminger[21]
  • Emeric Pressburger
  • Irving Rapper[21]
  • Nicholas Ray[21]
  • Carol Reed
  • Luther Reed
  • Max Reinhardt
  • Irving Reis
  • Charles Reisner
  • Jean Renoir
  • Martin Ritt
  • Hal Roach
  • Mark Robson
  • Phil Rosen
  • Robert Rossen
  • Wesley Ruggles[21]
  • Mark Sandrich
  • Victor Schertzinger
  • Ernest B. Schoedsack
  • William A. Seiter
  • Lowell Sherman
  • Vincent Sherman
  • George Sidney
  • Don Siegel[27]
  • S. Sylvan Simon
  • Robert Siodmak
  • Douglas Sirk
  • Victor Sjöström
  • John M. Stahl
  • Malcolm St. Clair
  • George Stevens[21]
  • Mauritz Stiller
  • John Sturges[21]
  • Preston Sturges[21]
  • A. Edward Sutherland
  • Frank Tashlin
  • Norman Taurog
  • William Desmond Taylor
  • Richard Thorpe
  • Frank Tuttle
  • Edgar G. Ulmer
  • W. S. Van Dyke[21]
  • Charles Vidor[21]
  • King Vidor[21]
  • Josef von Sternberg[21]
  • Erich von Stroheim
  • Richard Wallace
  • Raoul Walsh[21]
  • Charles Walters[21]
  • John Wayne
  • Robert D. Webb
  • Lois Weber
  • Don Weis[21]
  • Orson Welles[21]
  • William A. Wellman[21]
  • Roland West
  • James Whale
  • Herbert Wilcox
  • Cornel Wilde
  • Ted Wilde
  • Billy Wilder[21]
  • Robert Wise
  • Sam Wood[21]
  • William Wyler[21]
  • Fred Zinnemann[21]

Producers

  • Buddy Adler
  • Irwin Allen
  • Oscar Apfel
  • Joseph Barbera[23]
  • Pandro S. Berman
  • Paul Bern
  • Stephen Bosustow
  • Charles Brackett
  • Richard Brooks
  • Samuel Bronston
  • Clarence Brown
  • Harry Joe Brown
  • William Cagney
  • Harry Cohn[21]
  • Bebe Daniels
  • Delmer Daves
  • Cecil B. DeMille
  • Walt Disney[23]
  • William Dozier
  • Douglas Fairbanks
  • Mel Ferrer
  • Dave Fleischer
  • Max Fleischer
  • Arthur Freed[21]
  • Samuel Goldwyn[21]
  • William Hanna[23]
  • Howard Hawks
  • Ben Hecht
  • Paul Henreid
  • Arthur Hornblow Jr.[21]
  • John Houseman
  • Howard Hughes[21]
  • Ross Hunter
  • Paul Kohner
  • Alexander Korda
  • Stanley Kramer[21]
  • Carl Laemmle
  • Carl Laemmle Jr.
  • Walter Lantz
  • William LeBaron
  • Mervyn LeRoy
  • Sol Lesser
  • Val Lewton[27]
  • Harold Lloyd
  • Ernst Lubitsch
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Eddie Mannix
  • Louis B. Mayer[21]
  • Seymour Nebenzal
  • George Pal
  • Joe Pasternak
  • Perce Pearce
  • Erich Pommer
  • Fred Quimby
  • Hal Roach
  • Hal Roach Jr.
  • Casey Robinson
  • Charles R. Rogers
  • Dore Schary
  • Joseph M. Schenck
  • Leon Schlesinger
  • David O. Selznick[21]
  • Mack Sennett
  • Edward Small
  • Sam Spiegel
  • Ray Stark
  • Hunt Stromberg
  • Paul Terry
  • Irving Thalberg[21]
  • Mike Todd
  • Mike Todd Jr.
  • Jerry Wald
  • Hal B. Wallis[21]
  • Walter Wanger
  • Jack L. Warner
  • Lawrence Weingarten
  • Orson Welles
  • Herbert Wilcox
  • Billy Wilder
  • Robert Wise
  • Robert Wyler
  • William Wyler
  • Darryl F. Zanuck[21]
  • Adolph Zukor

Actors

  • Abbott and Costello
  • John Abbott
  • Walter Abel
  • Art Acord
  • Eddie Acuff
  • Nick Adams
  • Wesley Addy
  • Jay Adler
  • Luther Adler
  • John Agar
  • Brian Aherne
  • Philip Ahn
  • Spottiswoode Aitken
  • Claude Akins
  • Luis Alberni
  • Frank Albertson
  • Jack Albertson
  • Eddie Albert
  • Hardie Albright
  • Wally Albright
  • Robert Alda
  • Ben Alexander
  • Ross Alexander
  • William Alland
  • Fred Allen
  • Rex Allen
  • Murray Alper
  • Kirk Alyn
  • Don Ameche
  • Leon Ames
  • Broncho Billy Anderson
  • Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
  • Herbert Anderson
  • John Anderson
  • Richard Anderson
  • Warner Anderson
  • Dana Andrews[21]
  • Edward Andrews
  • Harry Andrews
  • Stanley Andrews
  • Oscar Apfel
  • Roscoe Arbuckle
  • John Archer
  • Richard Arlen
  • John Arledge
  • George Arliss
  • Pedro Armendáriz
  • Henry Armetta
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Robert Armstrong
  • R. G. Armstrong
  • Desi Arnaz
  • James Arness
  • Sig Arno
  • Edward Arnold
  • Phil Arnold
  • Charles Arnt
  • George K. Arthur
  • Arthur Askey
  • Leon Askin
  • Fred Astaire[21]
  • Nils Asther
  • Roscoe Ates
  • Richard Attenborough
  • Malcolm Atterbury
  • Lionel Atwill
  • Mischa Auer
  • Jean-Pierre Aumont
  • William Austin
  • Gene Autry
  • Frankie Avalon
  • Felix Aylmer
  • Lew Ayres
  • Jim Backus
  • Irving Bacon
  • Lloyd Bacon
  • Buddy Baer
  • Max Baer
  • Parley Baer
  • Ross Bagdasarian
  • Raymond Bailey
  • Art Baker
  • Benny Baker
  • Kenny Baker
  • Stanley Baker
  • Martin Balsam
  • George Bancroft
  • Leslie Banks
  • Ian Bannen
  • John Banner
  • George Barbier
  • Roy Barcroft
  • Jess Barker
  • Lex Barker
  • Griff Barnett
  • Vince Barnett
  • Robert Barrat
  • Edgar Barrier
  • Don "Red" Barry
  • Gene Barry
  • Wesley Barry
  • John Barrymore[21]
  • John Drew Barrymore
  • Lionel Barrymore[21]
  • Richard Barthelmess
  • Freddie Bartholomew
  • Billy Barty
  • Richard Basehart
  • James Baskett
  • Albert Bassermann
  • Alan Bates
  • Alan Baxter
  • Warner Baxter
  • John Beal
  • Matthew Beard
  • Clyde Beatty
  • Hugh Beaumont
  • Scotty Beckett
  • Don Beddoe
  • Brian Bedford
  • Alfonso Bedoya
  • Noah Beery
  • Noah Beery Jr.
  • Wallace Beery[21]
  • Ed Begley
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Hank Bell
  • Rex Bell
  • Ralph Bellamy[21]
  • Lionel Belmore
  • William Bendix
  • William Benedict
  • Bruce Bennett
  • Jack Benny
  • Edgar Bergen
  • Milton Berle
  • Herschel Bernardi
  • Eric Berry
  • James Best
  • Willie Best
  • Lyle Bettger
  • Billy Bevan
  • Clem Bevans
  • Turhan Bey
  • Abner Biberman
  • Robert Bice
  • Charles Bickford
  • Chief John Big Tree
  • Theodore Bikel
  • Herman Bing
  • Edward Binns
  • Joey Bishop
  • William Bishop
  • Whit Bissell
  • Maurice Black
  • Sidney Blackmer
  • Robert Blake
  • Mel Blanc
  • Eric Blore
  • Ben Blue
  • Monte Blue
  • Dirk Bogarde
  • Humphrey Bogart[21]
  • Curt Bois
  • John Boles
  • Ray Bolger
  • Tommy Bond
  • Ward Bond[21]
  • Pat Boone
  • Richard Boone
  • Ernest Borgnine[21]
  • Hobart Bosworth
  • Willis Bouchey
  • John Bowers
  • Lee Bowman
  • Stephen Boyd
  • William "Stage" Boyd
  • William Boyd
  • Charles Boyer
  • Eddie Bracken
  • Scott Brady
  • Neville Brand
  • Marlon Brando[21]
  • Henry Brandon
  • X Brands
  • Keefe Brasselle
  • Tiny Brauer
  • Bobby Breen
  • El Brendel
  • Walter Brennan[21]
  • George Brent
  • Felix Bressart
  • Bernard Bresslaw
  • David Brian
  • Al Bridge
  • Lloyd Bridges
  • Donald Briggs
  • Harlan Briggs
  • Steve Brodie
  • J. Edward Bromberg
  • Charles Bronson
  • Clive Brook
  • Rand Brooks
  • Edward Brophy
  • Charles D. Brown
  • Everett Brown
  • Joe E. Brown
  • Johnny Mack Brown
  • John Brown
  • Phil Brown
  • Tom Brown
  • Wally Brown
  • Nigel Bruce
  • Arthur Q. Bryan
  • Yul Brynner
  • Edgar Buchanan
  • Frank Buck
  • Peter Bull
  • Victor Buono
  • Sonny Bupp
  • James Burke
  • Smiley Burnette
  • Bob Burns
  • David Burns
  • George Burns
  • Raymond Burr
  • Richard Burton
  • Anthony Bushell
  • Francis X. Bushman
  • Francis X. Bushman Jr.
  • Daws Butler
  • Charles Butterworth
  • Peter Butterworth
  • Red Buttons
  • Pat Buttram
  • Ralph Byrd
  • Bruce Cabot
  • Sebastian Cabot
  • Frank Cady
  • James Cagney[21]
  • William Cagney
  • Alan Caillou
  • Michael Caine
  • Louis Calhern
  • Rory Calhoun
  • Joseph Calleia
  • Cab Calloway
  • Rod Cameron
  • Hamilton Camp
  • William Campbell
  • Rafael Campos
  • Candy Candido
  • Eddie Cantor
  • Yakima Canutt
  • Harry Carey
  • Harry Carey Jr.
  • Leonard Carey
  • Macdonald Carey
  • Timothy Carey
  • Richard Carlson
  • Hoagy Carmichael
  • Ian Carmichael
  • Alan Carney
  • Morris Carnovsky
  • John Carradine[21]
  • Leo Carrillo
  • John Carroll
  • Leo G. Carroll
  • Mickey Carroll
  • Jack Carson
  • Sunset Carson
  • Anthony Caruso
  • John Cassavetes
  • Wally Cassell
  • Lewis Casson
  • Walter Catlett
  • Hobart Cavanaugh
  • Joseph Cawthorn
  • George Chakiris
  • William Challee
  • Woodrow Chambliss
  • Gower Champion
  • Chick Chandler
  • George Chandler
  • Jeff Chandler
  • Lon Chaney
  • Lon Chaney Jr.
  • Norman Chaney
  • Charlie Chaplin[21]
  • Charles Chaplin Jr.
  • Sydney Chaplin
  • Spencer Charters
  • Charley Chase
  • Michael Chekhov
  • Harry Cheshire
  • Maurice Chevalier
  • Eduardo Ciannelli
  • Cliff Clark
  • Dane Clark
  • Fred Clark
  • Stanley Clements
  • George Cleveland
  • Montgomery Clift[21]
  • Colin Clive
  • E.E. Clive
  • Chester Clute
  • Andy Clyde
  • Edmund Cobb
  • Joe Cobb
  • Lee J. Cobb[21]
  • Charles Coburn
  • James Coburn
  • Steve Cochran
  • Iron Eyes Cody
  • Lew Cody
  • Junior Coghlan
  • George M. Cohan
  • Nat King Cole
  • William Collier Sr.
  • William Collier Jr.
  • Eddie Collins
  • Monte Collins
  • Ray Collins
  • Booth Colman
  • Ronald Colman[21]
  • Jerry Colonna
  • Russ Columbo
  • Pinto Colvig
  • Perry Como
  • Jackie Condon
  • Chester Conklin
  • Heinie Conklin
  • Jimmy Conlin
  • Sean Connery
  • Walter Connolly
  • Chuck Connors
  • Robert Conrad
  • William Conrad
  • Hans Conried
  • John Conte
  • Richard Conte
  • Pat Conway
  • Morgan Conway
  • Russ Conway
  • Tom Conway
  • Jackie Coogan
  • Clyde Cook
  • Donald Cook
  • Elisha Cook Jr.
  • Tommy Cook
  • Clancy Cooper
  • Gary Cooper[21]
  • Jackie Cooper
  • Melville Cooper
  • Robert Coote
  • Harry H. Corbett
  • Harry Cording
  • Jeff Corey
  • Wendell Corey
  • Gino Corrado
  • Lloyd Corrigan
  • Ray Corrigan
  • Ricardo Cortez
  • Ernest Cossart
  • Maurice Costello
  • Joseph Cotten[21]
  • George Coulouris
  • Jerome Courtland
  • Jerome Cowan
  • Noël Coward
  • Buster Crabbe
  • Alec Craig
  • James Craig
  • Fred Crane
  • Richard Crane
  • Nick Cravat
  • Frank Craven
  • Broderick Crawford[21]
  • John Crawford
  • Laird Cregar
  • Richard Crenna
  • Donald Crisp
  • Douglas Croft
  • John Cromwell
  • Richard Cromwell
  • Hume Cronyn
  • Bing Crosby[21]
  • Scatman Crothers
  • Matt Crowley
  • Roland Culver
  • Robert Cummings
  • Finlay Currie
  • Alan Curtis
  • Billy Curtis
  • Ken Curtis
  • Tony Curtis[21]
  • Peter Cushing
  • Dan Dailey
  • Marcel Dalio
  • John Dall
  • Vic Damone
  • Karl Dane
  • Chief Dan George
  • Henry Daniell
  • Billy Daniels
  • Mickey Daniels
  • Royal Dano
  • Cesare Danova
  • Helmut Dantine
  • Ray Danton
  • Alexander D'Arcy
  • Roy D'Arcy
  • Bobby Darin
  • Frankie Darro
  • John Darrow
  • Howard Da Silva
  • Sabu Dastigar
  • Harry Davenport
  • Max Davidson
  • John Howard Davies
  • George Davis
  • Jack Davis
  • Jim Davis
  • Jimmie Davis
  • Johnnie Davis
  • Ossie Davis
  • Owen Davis Jr.
  • Rufe Davis
  • Sammy Davis Sr.
  • Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Stringer Davis
  • Wee Willie Davis
  • Louis de Funès
  • Richard Deacon
  • Eddie Dean
  • James Dean[21]
  • Edgar Dearing
  • Ted de Corsia
  • Don DeFore
  • Carter DeHaven
  • John Dehner
  • Albert Dekker
  • Frank de Kova
  • Philippe De Lacy
  • Gabriel Dell
  • Cyril Delevanti
  • William Demarest
  • Michael Denison
  • Richard Denning
  • Reginald Denny
  • Vernon Dent
  • John Derek
  • Joe De Santis
  • Andy Devine
  • Richard Devon
  • Eddie Dew
  • Brandon deWilde
  • Billy De Wolfe
  • Anthony Dexter
  • Brad Dexter
  • Don Diamond
  • Douglas Dick
  • Dudley Dickerson
  • William Dieterle
  • Dudley Digges
  • Don Dillaway
  • Bradford Dillman
  • James Dime
  • Alan Dinehart
  • Charles Dingle
  • Richard Dix
  • Lawrence Dobkin
  • Jimmie Dodd
  • Troy Donahue
  • Robert Donat
  • Ludwig Donath
  • Brian Donlevy
  • King Donovan
  • Philip Dorn
  • John Doucette
  • Kirk Douglas[21]
  • Melvyn Douglas
  • Paul Douglas
  • Robert Douglas
  • Warren Douglas
  • Rex Downing
  • Johnny Downs
  • Tom Drake
  • Bobby Driscoll
  • James Drury
  • Howard Duff
  • Douglas Dumbrille
  • Kenne Duncan
  • William Duncan
  • Bobby Dunn
  • Eddie Dunn
  • James Dunn
  • Stephen Dunne
  • Jimmy Durante
  • Junior Durkin
  • Dan Duryea[21]
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Buddy Ebsen
  • Robert Edeson
  • Nelson Eddy
  • Blake Edwards
  • Cliff Edwards
  • James Edwards
  • Ralph Edwards
  • Vince Edwards
  • Harry Einstein
  • Jack Elam
  • George Eldredge
  • John Eldredge
  • Denholm Elliott
  • Dick Elliott
  • Wild Bill Elliott
  • James Ellison
  • Roy Engel
  • Richard Erdman
  • Leif Erickson
  • John Ericson
  • Leon Errol
  • Bill Erwin
  • Stuart Erwin
  • Gene Evans
  • Herbert Evans
  • Maurice Evans
  • Robert Evans
  • Tom Ewell
  • Tom Fadden
  • Douglas Fairbanks Sr.[21]
  • Douglas Fairbanks Jr.[21]
  • Morgan Farley
  • Dustin Farnum
  • Franklyn Farnum
  • Charles Farrell
  • Tommy Farrell
  • William Faversham
  • Frank Fay
  • Herbie Faye
  • Joey Faye
  • Frank Faylen
  • Fritz Feld
  • Norman Fell
  • Parker Fennelly
  • Frank Fenton
  • Leslie Fenton
  • Frank Ferguson
  • José Ferrer
  • Mel Ferrer
  • Stepin Fetchit
  • John Fiedler
  • Stanley Fields
  • W.C. Fields
  • Peter Finch
  • Frank Finlay
  • James Finlayson
  • Albert Finney
  • Eddie Fisher
  • Shug Fisher
  • Barry Fitzgerald
  • Paul Fix
  • James Flavin
  • Robert Flemyng
  • Jay C. Flippen
  • Errol Flynn[21]
  • Sean Flynn
  • Henry Fonda[21]
  • Benson Fong
  • Dick Foran
  • Ralph Forbes
  • Glenn Ford[21]
  • Harrison Ford
  • Paul Ford
  • Wallace Ford
  • Joey Forman
  • George Formby
  • Allan Forrest
  • Steve Forrest
  • John Forsythe
  • Fabian Forte
  • Bob Fosse
  • Norman Foster
  • Preston Foster
  • Byron Foulger
  • Douglas Fowley
  • Charley Foy
  • Eddie Foy Jr.
  • Bernard Fox
  • Arthur Franz
  • Eduard Franz
  • William Frawley
  • Stan Freberg
  • Bert Freed
  • Paul Frees
  • Charles K. French
  • Gert Fröbe
  • Milton Frome
  • Dwight Frye
  • Lance Fuller
  • Willie Fung
  • Martin Gabel
  • Clark Gable[21]
  • Richard Gaines
  • Richard "Skeets" Gallagher
  • Reginald Gardiner
  • Arthur Gardner
  • John Garfield
  • Edward Gargan
  • William Gargan
  • James Garner
  • Richard Garrick
  • Larry Gates
  • John Gavin
  • Ben Gazzara
  • Leo Genn
  • Will Geer
  • Steven Geray
  • Hoot Gibson
  • John Gielgud
  • Billy Gilbert
  • John Gilbert[21]
  • Jack Gilford
  • George Givot
  • Ned Glass
  • Jackie Gleason
  • James Gleason
  • Russell Gleason
  • Roy Glenn
  • Norris Goff
  • Thomas Gomez
  • Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez
  • Bill Goodwin
  • Harold Goodwin
  • Bernard Gorcey
  • David Gorcey
  • Leo Gorcey
  • Gale Gordon
  • Gavin Gordon
  • Leo Gordon
  • Marius Goring
  • Frank Gorshin
  • Maurice Gosfield
  • Ferdinand Gottschalk
  • Lloyd Gough
  • Michael Gough
  • Robert Goulet
  • Gibson Gowland
  • Farley Granger
  • Stewart Granger
  • Cary Grant[21]
  • Kirby Grant
  • Charley Grapewin
  • Peter Graves
  • Billy Gray
  • Charles Gray
  • Gary Gray
  • Lawrence Gray
  • Richard Greene
  • Raymond Greenleaf
  • Sydney Greenstreet[21]
  • Dabbs Greer
  • Andy Griffith
  • Hugh Griffith
  • Raymond Griffith
  • Kit Guard
  • Alec Guinness
  • Edmund Gwenn
  • William Haade
  • Hugo Haas
  • Buddy Hackett
  • Gene Hackman
  • Reed Hadley
  • William Haines
  • Jester Hairston
  • Alan Hale Sr.
  • Alan Hale Jr.
  • Creighton Hale
  • Jonathan Hale
  • Richard Hale
  • Monte Hale
  • Jack Haley
  • Huntz Hall
  • James Hall
  • Jon Hall
  • Porter Hall
  • John Halliday
  • Billy Halop
  • Charles Halton
  • George Hamilton
  • John Hamilton
  • Lloyd Hamilton
  • Neil Hamilton
  • Walter Hampden
  • Tony Hancock
  • Cedric Hardwicke
  • Robertson Hare
  • Kenneth Harlan
  • Otis Harlan
  • Phil Harris
  • Richard Harris
  • Rex Harrison
  • Robert Harron
  • John Hart
  • William S. Hart
  • Paul Hartman
  • William Hartnell
  • Laurence Harvey
  • Raymond Hatton
  • Rondo Hatton
  • Jerry Hausner
  • Jack Hawkins
  • Jimmy Hawkins
  • Charles Hawtrey
  • Will Hay
  • Sessue Hayakawa
  • Harry Hayden
  • Sterling Hayden
  • Richard Haydn
  • Gabby Hayes[21]
  • Peter Lind Hayes
  • Dick Haymes
  • Louis Hayward
  • Vinton Hayworth
  • Ted Healy
  • Myron Healey
  • Van Heflin
  • O. P. Heggie
  • Percy Helton
  • David Hemmings
  • Ian Hendry
  • Paul Henreid[21]
  • Hank Henry
  • Hugh Herbert
  • Tom Herbert
  • Juano Hernandez
  • Jean Hersholt
  • Charlton Heston
  • Weldon Heyburn
  • Louis Jean Heydt
  • Herbert Heyes
  • Darryl Hickman
  • Dwayne Hickman
  • Craig Hill
  • Samuel S. Hinds
  • Pat Hingle
  • Halliwell Hobbes
  • John Hodiak
  • William Holden[21]
  • Judd Holdren
  • Julian Holloway
  • Stanley Holloway
  • Sterling Holloway
  • Phillips Holmes
  • Jack Holt
  • Patrick Holt
  • Tim Holt
  • Skip Homeier
  • Oscar Homolka
  • James Hong
  • Bob Hope[21]
  • Dennis Hopper
  • DeWolf Hopper
  • William Hopper
  • Michael Hordern
  • Edward Everett Horton[21]
  • Allen Hoskins
  • Arthur Housman
  • George Houston
  • John Howard
  • Leslie Howard[21]
  • Trevor Howard
  • Frankie Howerd
  • Reed Howes
  • Olin Howland
  • Jack Hoxie
  • Arthur Hoyt
  • Clegg Hoyt
  • John Hoyt
  • Harold Huber
  • Rock Hudson[21]
  • Lloyd Hughes
  • Henry Hull
  • Warren Hull
  • George Humbert
  • Arthur Hunnicutt
  • Ian Hunter
  • Jeffrey Hunter
  • Ross Hunter
  • Tab Hunter
  • Paul Hurst
  • John Hurt
  • John Huston[21]
  • Walter Huston
  • Bobby Hutchins
  • Wilfrid Hyde-White
  • Olaf Hytten
  • Roger Imhof
  • Ralph Ince
  • Lloyd Ingraham
  • Jack Ingram
  • Rex Ingram
  • John Ireland
  • Burl Ives
  • Eugene Jackson
  • Gordon Jackson
  • Selmer Jackson
  • Lou Jacobi
  • Richard Jaeckel
  • Sam Jaffe
  • Dean Jagger
  • Sid James
  • Conrad Janis
  • Emil Jannings
  • David Janssen
  • Rick Jason
  • Herb Jeffries
  • Lang Jeffries
  • Lionel Jeffries
  • Allen Jenkins
  • Frank Jenks
  • George Jessel
  • Mervyn Johns
  • Ben Johnson
  • Chubby Johnson
  • Noble Johnson
  • Tor Johnson
  • Van Johnson
  • Russell Johnson
  • Al Jolson
  • Allan Jones
  • Barry Jones
  • Buck Jones
  • Dick Jones
  • Henry Jones
  • Victor Jory
  • Allyn Joslyn
  • Louis Jourdan
  • Charles Judels
  • James Robertson Justice
  • Eddie Kane
  • Whitford Kane
  • Boris Karloff
  • Roscoe Karns
  • Todd Karns
  • Kurt Kasznar
  • Danny Kaye
  • Darwood Kaye
  • Stubby Kaye
  • Elia Kazan
  • Larry Keating
  • Buster Keaton
  • Howard Keel
  • Tom Keene
  • Brian Keith
  • Ian Keith
  • Robert Keith
  • Robert Kellard
  • Cecil Kellaway
  • Barry Kelley
  • DeForest Kelley
  • John Kellogg
  • Gene Kelly[21]
  • Jack Kelly
  • Lew Kelly
  • Paul Kelly
  • Tommy Kelly
  • Matty Kemp
  • Cy Kendall
  • Arthur Kennedy
  • Douglas Kennedy
  • Edgar Kennedy
  • George Kennedy
  • Tom Kennedy
  • Robert Kent
  • J. Warren Kerrigan
  • Norman Kerry
  • Guy Kibbee
  • Milton Kibbee
  • Al Kikume
  • Percy Kilbride
  • Terry Kilburn
  • Richard Kiley
  • Victor Kilian
  • Charles King
  • John 'Dusty' King
  • Roy Kinnear
  • Walter Kingsford
  • Leonid Kinskey
  • Tommy Kirk
  • Joe Kirkwood Jr.
  • John Kitzmiller
  • Werner Klemperer
  • Skelton Knaggs
  • Fuzzy Knight
  • Don Knotts
  • Patric Knowles
  • Alexander Knox
  • Mickey Knox
  • Fred Kohler
  • Fred Kohler Jr.
  • Clarence Kolb
  • Henry Kolker
  • Martin Kosleck
  • Ernie Kovacs
  • Otto Kruger
  • Mickey Kuhn
  • Henry Kulky
  • Frank Lackteen
  • Alan Ladd[21]
  • Bert Lahr
  • Frankie Laine
  • Arthur Lake
  • Fernando Lamas
  • Jack Lambert
  • Burt Lancaster[21]
  • Martin Landau
  • Allan Lane
  • Lupino Lane
  • Charles Lane
  • Harry Langdon
  • Mario Lanza
  • John Larkin
  • John Larkin
  • Rod La Rocque
  • Jack La Rue
  • Lash LaRue
  • Chester Lauck
  • Charles Laughton[21]
  • Laurel and Hardy[21]
  • John Laurie
  • Peter Lawford
  • Marc Lawrence
  • Wilfrid Lawson
  • Ivan Lebedeff
  • Francis Lederer
  • Rowland V. Lee
  • Johnny Lee
  • Canada Lee
  • Bernard Lee
  • Christopher Lee
  • Eugene Gordon Lee
  • Pinky Lee
  • Will Lee
  • Peter Leeds
  • Fritz Leiber
  • Harvey Lembeck
  • Jack Lemmon[21]
  • Sheldon Leonard
  • Mervyn LeRoy
  • Baby LeRoy
  • Hal Le Roy
  • Ben Lessy
  • Buddy Lester
  • Oscar Levant[21]
  • Sam Levene
  • George J. Lewis
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Elmo Lincoln
  • Eric Linden
  • John Litel
  • Eddie Little Sky
  • Robert Livingston
  • Desmond Llewelyn
  • Rollo Lloyd
  • Harold Lloyd
  • Harold Lloyd Jr.
  • Norman Lloyd
  • Charles Lloyd-Pack
  • Felix Locher
  • Gene Lockhart
  • John Loder
  • John Lodge
  • Philip Loeb
  • Arthur Loft
  • Herbert Lom
  • Jack Lord
  • Peter Lorre
  • Montagu Love
  • Frank Lovejoy
  • Edmund Lowe
  • Arthur Lowe
  • Robert Lowery
  • Arthur Lubin
  • Wilfred Lucas
  • Jack Luden
  • Bela Lugosi
  • Paul Lukas
  • Keye Luke
  • John Lund
  • Alfred Lunt
  • Stanley Lupino
  • Wallace Lupino
  • Jimmy Lydon
  • Ken Lynch
  • Paul Lynde
  • Jeffrey Lynn
  • Ben Lyon
  • Bert Lytell
  • Donald MacBride
  • J. Farrell MacDonald
  • Kenneth MacDonald
  • Fred Mace
  • Wilbur Mack
  • Hughie Mack
  • Kenneth MacKenna
  • Barton MacLane
  • Douglas MacLean
  • Fred MacMurray[21]
  • Patrick Macnee
  • Gordon MacRae
  • George Macready
  • Noel Madison
  • Guy Madison
  • Jock Mahoney
  • Ray Mala
  • Karl Malden[21]
  • Miles Malleson
  • Miles Mander
  • Hank Mann
  • David Manners
  • Jerry Maren
  • Don Marion
  • Hugh Marlowe
  • Chris-Pin Martin
  • Dean Martin
  • Ross Martin
  • Tony Martin
  • Nino Martini
  • The Marx Brothers
  • Fredric March[21]
  • Alan Marshal
  • E. G. Marshall
  • Herbert Marshall
  • Strother Martin
  • Lee Marvin
  • James Mason[21]
  • Raymond Massey[21]
  • Daniel Massey
  • Aubrey Mather
  • Walter Matthau
  • A. E. Matthews
  • Lester Matthews
  • Victor Mature
  • Edwin Maxwell
  • Ken Maynard
  • Kermit Maynard
  • Mike Mazurki
  • John McCallum
  • Kevin McCarthy
  • Doug McClure
  • Myron McCormick
  • Tim McCoy
  • Joel McCrea[21]
  • Jody McCrea
  • Sam McDaniel
  • Marc McDermott
  • Roddy McDowall
  • George McFarland
  • Darren McGavin
  • John McGiver
  • Patrick McGoohan
  • Charles McGraw
  • Frank McHugh
  • John McIntire
  • Dallas McKennon
  • Leo McKern
  • Victor McLaglen
  • Horace McMahon
  • Stephen McNally
  • Howard McNear
  • Douglas McPhail
  • Steve McQueen
  • Robert McWade
  • Donald Meek
  • Ralph Meeker
  • Thomas Meighan
  • George Melford
  • Sid Melton
  • Adolphe Menjou
  • Burgess Meredith
  • Frank Merrill
  • Gary Merrill
  • Emile Meyer
  • Charles Middleton
  • Ray Middleton
  • Toshiro Mifune
  • Bernard Miles
  • Ray Milland[21]
  • Max Miller
  • Marvin Miller
  • Denny Miller
  • James Millican
  • John Mills
  • Martin Milner
  • Sal Mineo
  • Cameron Mitchell
  • Millard Mitchell
  • Thomas Mitchell[21]
  • Robert Mitchum[21]
  • John Mitchum
  • Tom Mix
  • Gerald Mohr
  • Ricardo Montalban
  • Bull Montana
  • Douglass Montgomery
  • George Montgomery
  • Robert Montgomery
  • Ron Moody
  • Alvy Moore
  • Dickie Moore
  • Matt Moore
  • Owen Moore
  • Dennis Moore
  • Roger Moore
  • Tom Moore
  • Victor Moore
  • Clayton Moore
  • Kenneth More
  • Mantan Moreland
  • Antonio Moreno
  • Dennis Morgan
  • Frank Morgan
  • Harry Morgan
  • Ralph Morgan
  • Robert Morley
  • Chester Morris
  • Adrian Morris
  • Wayne Morris
  • Howard Morris
  • Ernie Morrison
  • Barry Morse
  • Maurice Moscovich
  • Arnold Moss
  • Zero Mostel
  • Alan Mowbray
  • Leonard Mudie
  • Jack Mulhall
  • Paul Muni[21]
  • Richard Murdoch
  • Audie Murphy
  • George Murphy
  • Charles Murray
  • Ken Murray
  • Don Murray
  • Clarence Muse
  • Burt Mustin
  • Conrad Nagel
  • J. Carrol Naish
  • Laurence Naismith
  • Alan Napier
  • Clarence Nash
  • Tom Neal
  • Barry Nelson
  • Gene Nelson
  • Ricky Nelson
  • Ozzie Nelson
  • David Newell
  • Anthony Newley
  • Paul Newman[21]
  • Robert Newton
  • Fred Niblo
  • Fayard Nicholas
  • Harold Nicholas
  • Alex Nicol
  • Leslie Nielsen
  • David Niven[21]
  • Lloyd Nolan
  • Ramon Novarro
  • Ivor Novello
  • Edward Nugent
  • Carroll Nye
  • Louis Nye
  • Jack Oakie
  • Simon Oakland
  • Philip Ober
  • Hugh O'Brian
  • Eugene O'Brien
  • George O'Brien
  • Pat O'Brien[21]
  • Dave O'Brien
  • Arthur O'Connell
  • Donald O'Connor
  • George O'Hanlon
  • Dennis O'Keefe
  • Warner Oland
  • Guy Oliver
  • Laurence Olivier[21]
  • Moroni Olsen
  • J. Pat O'Malley
  • Henry O'Neill
  • William T. Orr
  • Frank Orth
  • Michael O'Shea
  • Peter O'Toole
  • Lynne Overman
  • Reginald Owen
  • Monroe Owsley
  • Robert Paige
  • Nestor Paiva
  • Jack Palance
  • Eugene Pallette
  • Joe Palma
  • Franklin Pangborn
  • Jerry Paris
  • Barnett Parker
  • Cecil Parker
  • Fess Parker
  • Larry Parks
  • Emory Parnell
  • James Parrott
  • Hank Patterson
  • John Payne
  • Edward Pawley
  • Harold Peary
  • Gregory Peck[21]
  • Vester Pegg
  • Nat Pendleton
  • Leo Penn
  • Joe Penner
  • Jack Pennick
  • George Peppard
  • Anthony Perkins
  • Osgood Perkins
  • Jack Perrin
  • Nehemiah Persoff
  • Jon Pertwee
  • Brock Peters
  • Leslie Phillips
  • Lee Philips
  • Paul Picerni
  • Irving Pichel
  • Slim Pickens
  • Jack Pickford
  • Walter Pidgeon[21]
  • James Pierce
  • Marc Platt
  • Donald Pleasence
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Sidney Poitier[21]
  • Oscar Polk
  • Snub Pollard
  • Don Porter
  • Eric Portman
  • Victor Potel
  • Dick Powell[21]
  • William Powell[21]
  • Tyrone Power Sr.
  • Tyrone Power[21]
  • Tom Powers
  • Otto Preminger
  • Elvis Presley
  • Robert Preston
  • Hal Price
  • Vincent Price
  • Dennis Price
  • Louis Prima
  • Lucien Prival
  • Jed Prouty
  • Roger Pryor
  • Frank Puglia
  • B.S. Pully
  • Bernard Punsly
  • Denver Pyle
  • John Qualen
  • Anthony Quayle
  • Eddie Quillan
  • Richard Quine
  • Anthony Quinn
  • George Raft
  • Rags Ragland
  • Ford Rainey
  • Claude Rains[21]
  • Tony Randall
  • Ron Randell
  • Basil Rathbone
  • Gregory Ratoff
  • Charles Ray
  • Aldo Ray
  • Gene Raymond
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Rex Reason
  • Robert Redford
  • Michael Redgrave
  • Alan Reed
  • George Reeves
  • Steve Reeves
  • Frank Reicher
  • Wallace Reid
  • Wallace Reid Jr.
  • Carl Reiner
  • Duncan Renaldo
  • Stafford Repp
  • Tommy Rettig
  • Gene Reynolds
  • Erik Rhodes
  • Addison Richards
  • Jeff Richards
  • Ralph Richardson
  • Warner Richmond
  • John Ridgely
  • Cyril Ritchard
  • Tex Ritter
  • Julian Rivero
  • Bert Roach
  • Jason Robards Sr.
  • Jason Robards
  • Theodore Roberts
  • Roy Roberts
  • Cliff Robertson
  • Dale Robertson
  • Willard Robertson
  • Paul Robeson
  • Bill Robinson
  • Dewey Robinson
  • Edward G. Robinson[21]
  • Charles "Buddy" Rogers
  • Roy Rogers
  • Will Rogers
  • Will Rogers Jr.
  • Paul Rogers
  • Gilbert Roland
  • Cesar Romero[21]
  • Mickey Rooney[21]
  • Alan Roscoe
  • George Rose
  • Maxie Rosenbloom
  • Harry Rosenthal
  • Anthony Ross
  • Angelo Rossitto
  • Christian Rub
  • Benny Rubin
  • Charlie Ruggles
  • Sig Ruman
  • John Russell
  • Bing Russell
  • Tim Ryan
  • Robert Ryan
  • S.Z. Sakall
  • Peter Sallis
  • Andy Samuel
  • Walter Sande
  • George Sanders[21]
  • Erskine Sanford
  • Telly Savalas
  • Joe Sawyer
  • John Saxon
  • Syd Saylor
  • William Schallert
  • Maximilian Schell
  • Rudolph Schildkraut
  • Joseph Schildkraut
  • Cy Schindell
  • Stefan Schnabel
  • Paul Scofield
  • George C. Scott
  • Randolph Scott[21]
  • Zachary Scott
  • Gordon Scott
  • Vito Scotti
  • Alexander Scourby
  • Jackie Searl
  • George Segal
  • Peter Sellers
  • Tonio Selwart
  • Larry Semon
  • Mack Sennett
  • Victor Sen Yung
  • Dan Seymour
  • Harry Shannon
  • Omar Sharif
  • David Sharpe
  • Mickey Shaughnessy
  • Sebastian Shaw
  • Peter Shaw
  • Robert Shaw
  • Vincent Sherman
  • Hiram Sherman
  • Arthur Shields
  • Ronald Shiner
  • James Shigeta
  • Max Showalter
  • Milton Sills
  • Henry Silva
  • Jay Silverheels
  • Phil Silvers
  • Alastair Sim
  • Gerald Sim
  • Richard Simmons
  • Larry Simms
  • Russell Simpson
  • Frank Sinatra[21]
  • Hugh Sinclair
  • Donald Sinden
  • Sir Lancelot
  • Red Skelton
  • Walter Slezak
  • Everett Sloane
  • Karl Slover
  • J. Scott Smart
  • C. Aubrey Smith
  • Howard Smith
  • Art Smith
  • Kent Smith
  • Hal Smith
  • Charles Smith
  • Abraham Sofaer
  • Vladimir Sokoloff
  • Olan Soule
  • Ned Sparks
  • Al St. John
  • Howard St. John
  • Robert Stack
  • Hanley Stafford
  • Lionel Stander
  • Guy Standing
  • Charles Starrett
  • Bob Steele
  • Rod Steiger
  • James Stephenson
  • Ford Sterling
  • Robert Sterling
  • Mark Stevens
  • Craig Stevens
  • Onslow Stevens
  • Warren Stevens
  • James Stewart[21]
  • Paul Stewart
  • Nigel Stock
  • Dean Stockwell
  • Fred Stone
  • George E. Stone
  • Lewis Stone
  • Milburn Stone
  • Harold J. Stone
  • The Three Stooges
  • Larry Storch
  • Ludwig Stössel
  • Glenn Strange
  • Robert Strauss
  • Woody Strode
  • Shepperd Strudwick
  • Barry Sullivan
  • Frank Sully
  • Slim Summerville
  • Clinton Sundberg
  • Grady Sutton
  • John Sutton
  • Mack Swain
  • Bob Sweeney
  • Clarence Swensen
  • Karl Swenson
  • Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer
  • Max von Sydow
  • Basil Sydney
  • Lyle Talbot
  • William Talman
  • Eddie Tamblyn
  • Russ Tamblyn
  • Akim Tamiroff
  • Julius Tannen
  • Don Taylor
  • Robert Taylor[21]
  • Vaughn Taylor
  • Kent Taylor
  • Dub Taylor
  • Rod Taylor
  • Phillips Tead
  • Ray Teal
  • Conway Tearle
  • Walter Tetley
  • Terry-Thomas
  • Brother Theodore
  • Ernest Thesiger
  • Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas
  • Danny Thomas
  • Marshall Thompson
  • Fred Thomson
  • Jim Thorpe
  • Chief Thundercloud
  • Lawrence Tibbett
  • Lawrence Tierney
  • Kenneth Tobey
  • George Tobias
  • Dan Tobin
  • Richard Todd
  • Sidney Toler
  • David Tomlinson
  • Franchot Tone[21]
  • Kam Tong
  • Philip Tonge
  • Fred Toones
  • David Torrence
  • Ernest Torrence
  • Regis Toomey
  • Lee Tracy
  • Spencer Tracy[21]
  • William Tracy
  • Henry Travers
  • Arthur Treacher
  • Les Tremayne
  • Ivan Triesault
  • Charles Trowbridge
  • Michael Trubshawe
  • Ernest Truex
  • Forrest Tucker
  • Jerry Tucker
  • Sonny Tufts
  • Tom Tully
  • Ben Turpin
  • Tom Tyler
  • Guy Usher
  • Peter Ustinov
  • Frederick Valk
  • Rudy Vallée
  • Rudolph Valentino
  • Bobby Van
  • Lee Van Cleef
  • Dick Van Dyke
  • Edward Van Sloan
  • Philip Van Zandt
  • Theodore von Eltz
  • Friedrich von Ledebur
  • Gustav von Seyffertitz
  • Erich von Stroheim
  • Max von Sydow
  • Harry von Zell
  • Conrad Veidt
  • Bobby Vernon
  • Wally Vernon
  • Herb Vigran
  • George Voskovec
  • Tito Vuolo
  • Murvyn Vye
  • Charles Wagenheim
  • Jimmy Wakely
  • Raymond Walburn
  • Gregory Walcott
  • Bill Walker
  • Robert Walker
  • Clint Walker
  • Eli Wallach
  • Raoul Walsh
  • Pat Walshe
  • Henry B. Walthall
  • Sam Wanamaker
  • Jack Warden
  • John War Eagle
  • H.B. Warner
  • Jack Warner
  • Blue Washington
  • Willard Waterman
  • Pierre Watkin
  • Bobby Watson
  • Minor Watson
  • Bobs Watson
  • David Wayne
  • Patrick Wayne
  • John Wayne[21]
  • Max Wagner
  • Robert Wagner
  • Frank Weatherwax
  • Rudd Weatherwax
  • Doodles Weaver
  • Dennis Weaver
  • Clifton Webb
  • Jack Webb
  • Johnny Weissmuller[21]
  • Orson Welles
  • William Wellman Jr.
  • John Wengraf
  • Dick Wessel
  • Dick Wesson
  • James Westerfield
  • Jack Weston
  • Wheeler & Woolsey
  • Leo White
  • Jesse White
  • O. Z. Whitehead
  • Lloyd Whitlock
  • Ernest Whitman
  • Stuart Whitman
  • James Whitmore
  • Richard Widmark[21]
  • Frank Wilcox
  • Henry Wilcoxon
  • Cornel Wilde
  • Michael Wilding
  • Warren William
  • Spencer Williams
  • Guinn "Big Boy" Williams
  • John Williams
  • Emlyn Williams
  • Bill Williams
  • Adam Williams
  • Guy Williams
  • Grant Williams
  • Dave Willock
  • Chill Wills
  • Clarence Wilson
  • Dooley Wilson
  • Whip Wilson
  • Charles Winninger
  • Roland Winters
  • Norman Wisdom
  • Joseph Wiseman
  • Grant Withers
  • Ian Wolfe
  • Louis Wolheim
  • Sheb Wooley
  • Monty Woolley
  • Hank Worden
  • John Wray
  • Will Wright
  • Patrick Wymark
  • Ed Wynn
  • Keenan Wynn
  • Duke York
  • Jeff York
  • Clifton Young
  • Alan Young
  • Gig Young
  • Nedrick Young
  • Robert Young
  • Roland Young
  • Carleton Young
  • Carleton G. Young
  • Chief Yowlachie
  • Joe Yule
  • Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
  • George Zucco

Actresses

  • Jean Acker
  • Dorothy Adams
  • Julie Adams
  • Stella Adler
  • Sara Adler
  • Renée Adorée
  • Iris Adrian
  • Mary Ainslee
  • Mabel Albertson
  • Lola Albright
  • Elizabeth Allan
  • Gracie Allen
  • Barbara Jo Allen
  • Sara Allgood
  • Elvia Allman
  • Astrid Allwyn
  • June Allyson[21]
  • Adrienne Ames
  • Ramsay Ames
  • Annabella
  • Judith Anderson[21]
  • Mary Anderson
  • Julie Andrews
  • Heather Angel
  • Pier Angeli
  • Evelyn Ankers
  • Ann-Margret
  • Eve Arden[21]
  • Dorothy Arnold
  • Jean Arthur[21]
  • Peggy Ashcroft
  • Renée Asherson
  • Mary Astor[21]
  • Eleanor Audley
  • Vivian Austin
  • Doe Avedon
  • Agnes Ayres
  • Lauren Bacall[21]
  • Georgia Backus
  • Olga Baclanova
  • Angela Baddeley
  • Hermione Baddeley
  • Pearl Bailey
  • Fay Bainter
  • Josephine Baker
  • Ann Baker
  • Carroll Baker
  • Diane Baker
  • Carla Balenda
  • Lucille Ball[21]
  • Mabel Ballin
  • Anne Bancroft
  • Vilma Bánky
  • Tallulah Bankhead
  • Theda Bara
  • Lynn Bari
  • Binnie Barnes
  • Etta Moten Barnett
  • Judith Barrett
  • Mona Barrie
  • Wendy Barrie
  • Ethel Barrymore[21]
  • Diana Barrymore
  • Lina Basquette
  • Florence Bates
  • Frances Bavier
  • Anne Baxter[21]
  • Brigid Bazlen
  • Kathryn Beaumont
  • Louise Beavers
  • Janet Beecher
  • Barbara Bel Geddes
  • Belita
  • Madge Bellamy
  • Belle Bennett
  • Enid Bennett
  • Marjorie Bennett
  • Constance Bennett
  • Barbara Bennett
  • Joan Bennett[21]
  • Frances Bergen
  • Polly Bergen
  • Ingrid Bergman[21]
  • Elisabeth Bergner
  • Sara Berner
  • Barbara Billingsley
  • Francelia Billington
  • Billie Bird
  • Tala Birell
  • Julie Bishop
  • Honor Blackman
  • Vivian Blaine
  • Janet Blair
  • Betsy Blair
  • Madge Blake
  • Whitney Blake
  • Mari Blanchard
  • Clara Blandick
  • Sally Blane
  • Joan Blondell[21]
  • Gloria Blondell
  • Claire Bloom
  • Ann Blyth
  • Betty Blythe
  • Eleanor Boardman
  • Mary Boland
  • Beulah Bondi[21]
  • Lilian Bond
  • Edwina Booth
  • Shirley Booth
  • Olive Borden
  • Clara Bow
  • Rosemarie Bowe
  • Alice Brady
  • Grace Bradley
  • Jocelyn Brando
  • Lucille Bremer
  • Evelyn Brent
  • Brewster Twins
  • Mary Brian
  • Fanny Brice
  • Virginia Brissac
  • Barbara Britton
  • Pamela Britton
  • Helen Broderick
  • Estelle Brody
  • Betty Bronson
  • Leslie Brooks
  • Hazel Brooks
  • Hillary Brooke
  • Louise Brooks
  • Jean Brooks
  • Pamela Brown
  • Vanessa Brown
  • Coral Browne
  • Virginia Bruce
  • Argentina Brunetti
  • Dora Bryan
  • Nana Bryant
  • Billie Burke
  • Marion Burns
  • Mae Busch
  • Spring Byington
  • Marion Byron
  • Susan Cabot
  • Jeanne Cagney
  • Phyllis Calvert
  • Corinne Calvet
  • Mary Grace Canfield
  • Judy Canova
  • Joan Caulfield
  • Olive Carey
  • Kitty Carlisle
  • Mary Carlisle
  • Jeanne Carmen
  • Sue Carol
  • Leslie Caron
  • Nancy Carroll
  • Madeleine Carroll
  • Virginia Carroll
  • Joan Carroll
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Janis Carter
  • Helena Carter
  • Peggy Cartwright
  • Lynn Cartwright
  • Diana Serra Cary
  • Adriana Caselotti
  • Movita Castaneda
  • Peggie Castle
  • Helene Chadwick
  • Marge Champion
  • Helen Chandler
  • Marguerite Chapman
  • Cyd Charisse
  • Ilka Chase
  • Ruth Chatterton
  • Virginia Cherrill
  • Mady Christians
  • Virginia Christine
  • Marguerite Clark
  • Petula Clark
  • Angela Clarke
  • Mae Clarke
  • Jan Clayton
  • Ruth Clifford
  • Rosemary Clooney
  • June Clyde
  • Patsy Cline
  • Phyllis Coates
  • Claudette Colbert[21]
  • Nancy Coleman
  • Constance Collier
  • Lois Collier
  • Joan Collins[21]
  • June Collyer
  • Betty Compson
  • Juliette Compton
  • Joyce Compton
  • Gladys Cooper
  • Virginia Lee Corbin
  • Ellen Corby
  • Noreen Corcoran
  • Anne Cornwall
  • Dolores Costello
  • Helene Costello
  • Hazel Court
  • Inez Courtney
  • Jeanne Crain
  • Joan Crawford[21]
  • Laura Hope Crews
  • Constance Cummings
  • Peggy Cummins
  • Cecil Cunningham
  • Louise Currie
  • Frances Dade
  • Arlene Dahl
  • Esther Dale
  • Cass Daley
  • Lili Damita
  • Viola Dana
  • Ruby Dandridge
  • Dorothy Dandridge[21]
  • Vivian Dandridge
  • Bebe Daniels[21]
  • Sheila Darcy
  • Dorothy Dare
  • Linda Darnell
  • Sonia Darrin
  • Barbara Darrow
  • Jane Darwell[21]
  • Dorothy Davenport
  • Bette Davis[21]
  • Joan Davis
  • Mildred Davis
  • Virginia Davis
  • Gail Davis
  • Ann B. Davis
  • Marion Davies
  • Doris Day[21]
  • Laraine Day
  • Marceline Day
  • Frances Dee
  • Sandra Dee
  • Ruby Dee
  • Olive Deering
  • Rosemary DeCamp
  • Gloria DeHaven
  • Katherine DeMille
  • Yvonne De Carlo
  • Priscilla Dean
  • Mary Dees
  • Olivia de Havilland[21]
  • Marguerite De La Motte
  • Dolores del Río[21]
  • Claudia Dell
  • Myrna Dell
  • Carol Dempster
  • Jacqueline deWit
  • Marlene Dietrich[21]
  • Angie Dickinson
  • Jean Dixon
  • Joan Dixon
  • Claire Dodd
  • Yolande Donlan
  • Ruth Donnelly
  • Ann Doran
  • Diana Dors
  • Fifi D'Orsay
  • Diana Douglas
  • Billie Dove
  • Doris Dowling
  • Joan Dowling
  • Cathy Downs
  • Frances Drake
  • Louise Dresser
  • Marie Dressler
  • Ellen Drew
  • Joanne Dru
  • Claire Du Brey
  • Patty Duke
  • Margaret Dumont
  • Steffi Duna
  • Josephine Dunn
  • Irene Dunne[21]
  • Mildred Dunnock
  • June Duprez
  • Deanna Durbin
  • Minta Durfee
  • Ann Dvorak
  • Jeanne Eagels
  • Margaret Early
  • Marjorie Eaton
  • Mary Eaton
  • Vilma Ebsen
  • Nora Eddington
  • Barbara Eden
  • Sarah Edwards
  • Florence Eldridge
  • Isobel Elsom
  • Hope Emerson
  • Faye Emerson
  • Peg Entwistle
  • Ruth Etting
  • Edith Evans
  • Madge Evans
  • Dale Evans
  • Joan Evans
  • Edith Evanson
  • Nanette Fabray
  • Jinx Falkenburg
  • Frances Farmer
  • Glenda Farrell
  • Julia Faye
  • Alice Faye
  • Louise Fazenda
  • Edith Fellows
  • Verna Felton
  • Sylvia Field
  • Mary Field
  • Betty Field
  • Virginia Field
  • Gracie Fields
  • Flora Finch
  • Geraldine Fitzgerald
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Susan Fleming
  • Rhonda Fleming
  • Bess Flowers
  • Nina Foch
  • Joan Fontaine[21]
  • June Foray
  • Helen Ford
  • Sally Forrest
  • Helen Foster
  • Sidney Fox
  • Virginia Fox
  • Anne Francis
  • Connie Francis
  • Kay Francis
  • Noel Francis
  • Arlene Francis
  • Pauline Frederick
  • Kathleen Freeman
  • Mona Freeman
  • Trixie Friganza
  • Frances Fuller
  • Eva Gabor
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Greta Garbo[21]
  • Ava Gardner[21]
  • Judy Garland[21]
  • Beverly Garland
  • Peggy Ann Garner
  • Betty Garrett
  • Greer Garson[21]
  • Nancy Gates
  • Janet Gaynor
  • Mitzi Gaynor
  • Gladys George
  • Betty Lou Gerson
  • Wynne Gibson
  • Connie Gilchrist
  • Ann Gillis
  • Hermione Gingold
  • Dorothy Gish
  • Lillian Gish[21]
  • June Gittelson
  • Lucile Gleason
  • Paulette Goddard[21]
  • Kitty Gordon
  • Mary Gordon
  • Ruth Gordon
  • Jetta Goudal
  • Sandra Gould
  • Betty Grable[21]
  • Sheilah Graham
  • Gloria Grahame[21]
  • Lee Grant
  • Bonita Granville
  • Coleen Gray
  • Gilda Gray
  • Dulcie Gray
  • Lorna Gray
  • Dolores Gray
  • Kathryn Grayson[21]
  • Mitzi Green
  • Angela Greene
  • Charlotte Greenwood
  • Jane Greer
  • Virginia Gregg
  • Joyce Grenfell
  • Nan Grey
  • Lita Grey
  • Virginia Grey
  • Ethel Griffies
  • Corinne Griffith
  • Ilka Grüning
  • Texas Guinan
  • Dorothy Gulliver
  • Sigrid Gurie
  • Anne Gwynne
  • Sara Haden
  • Jean Hagen
  • Louise Closser Hale
  • Barbara Hale
  • Juanita Hall
  • Margaret Hamilton
  • Ann Harding
  • Jean Harlow[21]
  • Winifred Harris
  • Mildred Harris
  • Theresa Harris
  • Julie Harris
  • Kathleen Harrison
  • Dorothy Hart
  • Dolores Hart
  • Signe Hasso
  • June Haver
  • June Havoc
  • Allison Hayes
  • Margaret Hayes
  • Helen Hayes
  • Mary Hayley Bell
  • Susan Hayward[21]
  • Rita Hayworth[21]
  • Mary Healy
  • Jean Heather
  • Tippi Hedren
  • Wanda Hendrix
  • Sonja Henie
  • Charlotte Henry
  • Gloria Henry
  • Audrey Hepburn[21]
  • Katharine Hepburn[21]
  • Irene Hervey
  • Joan Hickson
  • Doris Hill
  • Wendy Hiller
  • Thora Hird
  • Rose Hobart
  • Valerie Hobson
  • Gloria Holden
  • Judy Holliday[21]
  • Celeste Holm[21]
  • Darla Hood
  • Miriam Hopkins
  • Hedda Hopper
  • Victoria Horne
  • Lena Horne
  • Clara Horton
  • Esther Howard
  • Jean Howard
  • Rochelle Hudson
  • Mary Beth Hughes
  • Gladys Hulette
  • Josephine Hull
  • Marsha Hunt
  • Kim Hunter
  • Madeline Hurlock
  • Ruth Hussey
  • Josephine Hutchinson
  • Marion Hutton
  • Betty Hutton
  • Leila Hyams
  • Dorothy Hyson
  • Jill Ireland
  • Margaret Irving
  • Rosalind Ivan
  • Hattie Jacques
  • Elsie Janis
  • Betty Jaynes
  • Gloria Jean
  • Isabel Jeans
  • Ursula Jeans
  • Anne Jeffreys
  • Adele Jergens
  • Isabel Jewell
  • Zita Johann
  • Glynis Johns
  • Celia Johnson
  • Rita Johnson
  • Kay Johnson
  • Carolyn Jones
  • Jennifer Jones[21]
  • Shirley Jones
  • Dorothy Jordan
  • Leatrice Joy
  • Alice Joyce
  • Katy Jurado
  • Suzanne Kaaren
  • Helen Kane
  • Lila Kedrova
  • Ruby Keeler[21]
  • Grace Kelly[21]
  • Patsy Kelly
  • Nancy Kelly
  • Kitty Kelly
  • Pert Kelton
  • Violet Kemble-Cooper
  • Lillian Kemble-Cooper
  • Rachel Kempson
  • Kay Kendall
  • Madge Kennedy
  • Dorothea Kent
  • Barbara Kent
  • Jean Kent
  • Doris Kenyon
  • Deborah Kerr[21]
  • Evelyn Keyes
  • Cammie King
  • Natalie Kingston
  • Eartha Kitt
  • Evalyn Knapp
  • June Knight
  • Shirley Knight
  • Elyse Knox
  • Lorraine Krueger
  • Alma Kruger
  • Nancy Kulp
  • Nancy Kwan
  • Florence La Badie
  • Laura La Plante
  • Violet La Plante
  • Lucille La Verne
  • Veronica Lake[21]
  • Barbara La Marr
  • Hedy Lamarr[21]
  • Dorothy Lamour
  • Elsa Lanchester
  • Elissa Landi
  • Carole Landis
  • Jessie Royce Landis
  • Lola Lane
  • Priscilla Lane
  • June Lang
  • Hope Lange
  • Frances Langford
  • Angela Lansbury
  • Piper Laurie
  • Betty Lawford
  • Florence Lawrence
  • Gertrude Lawrence
  • Rosina Lawrence
  • Cloris Leachman
  • Dixie Lee
  • Gwen Lee
  • Gypsy Rose Lee
  • Lila Lee
  • Dorothy Lee
  • Peggy Lee
  • Anna Lee
  • Andrea Leeds
  • Thelma Leeds
  • Jeni Le Gon
  • Janet Leigh[21]
  • Vivien Leigh[21]
  • Queenie Leonard
  • Joan Leslie[21]
  • Diana Lewis
  • Winnie Lightner
  • Beatrice Lillie
  • Viveca Lindfors
  • Margaret Lindsay
  • Margaret Livingston
  • Doris Lloyd
  • Kathleen Lockhart
  • June Lockhart
  • Margaret Lockwood
  • Jeanette Loff
  • Gina Lollobrigida
  • Carole Lombard[21]
  • Julie London
  • Lotus Long
  • Bessie Loo
  • Sophia Loren
  • Marion Lorne
  • Anita Louise
  • Tina Louise
  • Bessie Love
  • Celia Lovsky
  • Myrna Loy[21]
  • Lucille Lund
  • Ida Lupino[21]
  • Diana Lynn
  • Betty Lynn
  • Sue Lyon
  • Jeanette MacDonald
  • Harriet MacGibbon
  • Anna Magnani
  • Marjorie Main
  • Moyna Macgill
  • Marion Mack
  • Helen Mack
  • Dorothy Mackaill
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Aline MacMahon
  • Boots Mallory
  • Gina Malo
  • Dorothy Malone
  • Jayne Mansfield
  • Margo
  • Rose Marie
  • June Marlowe
  • Mae Marsh
  • Joan Marsh
  • Marian Marsh
  • Caren Marsh Doll
  • Brenda Marshall
  • Marion Martin
  • Mary Martin
  • Ilona Massey
  • Lois Maxwell
  • Marilyn Maxwell
  • Mitzi Mayfair
  • Maylia
  • Virginia Mayo[21]
  • May McAvoy
  • Irish McCalla
  • Mercedes McCambridge[21]
  • Patty McCormack
  • Etta McDaniel
  • Hattie McDaniel[21]
  • Ruth McDevitt
  • Marie McDonald
  • Dorothy McGuire
  • Marcy McGuire
  • Wanda McKay
  • Nina Mae McKinney
  • Butterfly McQueen
  • Jayne Meadows
  • Kay Medford
  • Patricia Medina
  • Doro Merande
  • Beryl Mercer
  • Una Merkel[21]
  • Ethel Merman
  • Gertrude Michael
  • Vera Miles
  • Ann Miller[21]
  • Marilyn Miller
  • Juliet Mills
  • Hayley Mills
  • Mary Miles Minter
  • Carmen Miranda
  • Isa Miranda
  • Shirley Mitchell
  • Julie Mitchum
  • Marilyn Monroe[21]
  • Maria Montez
  • Grace Moore
  • Ida Moore
  • Cleo Moore
  • Dennie Moore
  • Colleen Moore
  • Constance Moore
  • Juanita Moore
  • Terry Moore
  • Agnes Moorehead[21]
  • Michèle Morgan
  • Polly Moran
  • Peggy Moran
  • Rita Moreno
  • Helen Morgan
  • Toshia Mori
  • Patricia Morison
  • Karen Morley
  • Kay Morley
  • Dorothy Morris
  • Jean Muir
  • Ona Munson
  • Mae Murray
  • Carmel Myers
  • Anne Nagel
  • Nita Naldi
  • Mary Nash
  • Mildred Natwick
  • Grete Natzler
  • Alla Nazimova
  • Anna Neagle
  • Patricia Neal
  • Pola Negri
  • Noel Neill
  • Harriet Nelson
  • Lori Nelson
  • Cathleen Nesbitt
  • Julie Newmar
  • Anna Q. Nilsson
  • Greta Nissen
  • Marian Nixon
  • Marni Nixon
  • Mary Nolan
  • Jeanette Nolan
  • Maidie Norman
  • Mabel Normand
  • Eva Novak
  • Kim Novak
  • Maila Nurmi
  • Merle Oberon
  • Margaret O'Brien
  • Erin O'Brien-Moore
  • Una O'Connor
  • Nell O'Day
  • Molly O'Day
  • Cathy O'Donnell
  • Martha O'Driscoll
  • Maureen O'Hara[21]
  • Edna May Oliver
  • Anne O'Neal
  • Sally O'Neil
  • Marie Osborne
  • Maureen O'Sullivan[21]
  • Maria Ouspenskaya
  • Seena Owen
  • Gale Page
  • Anita Page
  • Geraldine Page
  • Debra Paget
  • Janis Paige
  • Lilli Palmer
  • Cecilia Parker
  • Jean Parker
  • Suzy Parker
  • Eleanor Parker[21]
  • Gail Patrick
  • Lee Patrick
  • Milicent Patrick
  • Elizabeth Patterson
  • Sally Payne
  • Barbara Payton
  • Alice Pearce
  • Ann Pennington
  • Barbara Pepper
  • Eileen Percy
  • Joan Perry
  • Susan Peters
  • Jean Peters[21]
  • Olga Petrova
  • Mary Philbin
  • Mary Philips
  • Mary Pickford[21]
  • Lottie Pickford
  • Minerva Pious
  • ZaSu Pitts
  • Jean Porter
  • Eleanor Powell[21]
  • Jane Powell
  • Mala Powers
  • Marie Prevost
  • Maudie Prickett
  • Irene Purcell
  • Edna Purviance
  • Mae Questel
  • Luise Rainer
  • Ella Raines
  • Jessie Ralph
  • Jobyna Ralston
  • Esther Ralston
  • Marcia Ralston
  • Vera Ralston
  • Marjorie Rambeau
  • Rebel Randall
  • Isabel Randolph
  • Amanda Randolph
  • Lillian Randolph
  • Jane Randolph
  • Martha Raye
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Vanessa Redgrave
  • Lynn Redgrave
  • Donna Reed[21]
  • Lee Remick
  • Anne Revere
  • Joyce Reynolds
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Alicia Rhett
  • Florence Rice
  • Irene Rich
  • Lillian Rich
  • Ann Richards
  • Thelma Ritter[21]
  • Gale Robbins
  • Lyda Roberti
  • Beverly Roberts
  • Lynne Roberts
  • May Robson
  • Flora Robson
  • Blossom Rock
  • Ginger Rogers[21]
  • Jean Rogers
  • Kasey Rogers
  • Ruth Roland
  • Ruth Roman
  • Shirley Ross
  • Marion Ross
  • Lillian Roth
  • Gena Rowlands
  • Barbara Rush
  • Gail Russell
  • Jane Russell[21]
  • Rosalind Russell[21]
  • Margaret Rutherford
  • Ann Rutherford
  • Irene Ryan
  • Sheila Ryan
  • Peggy Ryan
  • Eva Marie Saint
  • Ann Savage
  • Natalie Schafer
  • Maria Schell
  • Lizabeth Scott
  • Martha Scott
  • Janette Scott
  • Dorothy Sebastian
  • Miriam Seegar
  • Sara Seegar
  • Vivienne Segal
  • Anne Seymour
  • Peggy Shannon
  • Reta Shaw
  • Tamara Shayne
  • Norma Shearer[21]
  • Ann Sheridan[21]
  • Marion Shilling
  • Anne Shirley
  • Marian Shockley
  • Dinah Shore
  • Sylvia Sidney
  • Simone Signoret
  • Sheila Sim
  • Jean Simmons[21]
  • Ginny Simms
  • Hilda Simms
  • Simone Simon
  • Penny Singleton
  • Alison Skipworth
  • Penny Singleton
  • Martha Sleeper
  • Queenie Smith
  • Kate Smith
  • Alexis Smith
  • Gale Sondergaard
  • Ann Sothern
  • Spivy
  • Barbara Stanwyck[21]
  • Maureen Stapleton
  • Anna Sten
  • Jan Sterling
  • Risë Stevens
  • K. T. Stevens
  • Anita Stewart
  • June Storey
  • Gale Storm
  • Susan Strasberg
  • Gloria Stuart
  • Margaret Sullavan[21]
  • Gloria Swanson[21]
  • Blanche Sweet
  • Gloria Talbott
  • Margaret Tallichet
  • Constance Talmadge
  • Norma Talmadge
  • Jessica Tandy
  • Lilyan Tashman
  • Sharon Tate
  • Estelle Taylor
  • Elizabeth Taylor[21]
  • Joan Taylor
  • Verree Teasdale
  • Shirley Temple
  • Joan Tetzel
  • Heather Thatcher
  • Phyllis Thaxter
  • Ursula Thiess
  • Olive Thomas
  • Sybil Thorndike
  • Gene Tierney[21]
  • Zeffie Tilbury
  • Genevieve Tobin
  • Thelma Todd
  • Ann Todd
  • Ann E. Todd
  • Audrey Totter
  • Lupita Tovar
  • Constance Towers
  • June Travis
  • Mary Treen
  • Claire Trevor[21]
  • Sophie Tucker
  • Lana Turner
  • Lurene Tuttle
  • Helen Twelvetrees
  • Ann Tyrrell
  • Miyoshi Umeki
  • Minerva Urecal
  • Virginia Vale
  • Joan Valerie
  • Valli Valli
  • Virginia Valli
  • Alida Valli
  • Vivian Vance
  • Mamie Van Doren
  • Norma Varden
  • Tyra Vaughn
  • Jo Van Fleet
  • Lupe Vélez
  • Evelyn Venable
  • Benay Venuta
  • Vera-Ellen
  • Gwen Verdon
  • Elena Verdugo
  • Kaaren Verne
  • Martha Vickers
  • Florence Vidor
  • June Vincent
  • Helen Vinson
  • Janet Waldo
  • Nella Walker
  • Helen Walker
  • Nancy Walker
  • Irene Ware
  • Ruth Warrick
  • Mona Washbourne
  • Fredi Washington
  • Ethel Waters
  • Linda Watkins
  • Lucile Watson
  • Virginia Weidler
  • Raquel Welch
  • Tuesday Weld
  • Dorothy Wellman
  • Mae West[21]
  • Nydia Westman
  • Pearl White
  • Alice White
  • Betty White
  • May Whitty
  • Mary Wickes
  • Jan Wiley
  • Esther Williams[21]
  • Cara Williams
  • Marie Wilson
  • Lois Wilson
  • Claire Windsor
  • Marie Windsor
  • Toby Wing
  • Shelley Winters
  • Gloria Winters
  • Estelle Winwood
  • Googie Withers
  • Jane Withers
  • Cora Witherspoon
  • Anna May Wong
  • Natalie Wood[21]
  • Joanne Woodward
  • Irene Worth
  • Fay Wray[21]
  • Teresa Wright[21]
  • Jane Wyatt
  • Margaret Wycherly
  • Jane Wyman[21]
  • Patrice Wymore
  • Nan Wynn
  • Dana Wynter
  • Dana Wynter
  • Soo Yong
  • Susannah York
  • Clara Kimball Young
  • Georgiana Young
  • Loretta Young[21]
  • Polly Ann Young

Others

  • Adrian (costume designer)
  • James Agee (film critic)[27][28]
  • Fred Allen (film editor)
  • Oscar Apfel (screenwriter)
  • Harold Arlen (songwriter)
  • Buddy Baker (composer)
  • George Barnes (cinematographer)
  • Saul Bass (title designer)
  • George Bassman (composer)
  • Cecil Beaton (costume designer)
  • James Warner Bellah (screenwriter)
  • Irving Berlin (composer)
  • Leonard Bernstein (composer)
  • Walter Bernstein (screenwriter)
  • Elmer Bernstein (composer)
  • Alvah Bessie (screenwriter)
  • Herbert Biberman (screenwriter)
  • Preston Blair (animator)
  • Margaret Booth (film editor)
  • Scott Bradley (composer)[29]
  • Irving Brecher (screenwriter)
  • Richard Brooks (screenwriter)
  • Nacio Herb Brown (songwriter)
  • Karl Brown (cinematographer)
  • George Bruns (composer)
  • Hugo Butler (screenwriter)
  • Yakima Canutt (stuntman)
  • Jack Cardiff (cinematographer)
  • William Castle (screenwriter)
  • Raymond Chandler (screenwriter)
  • Charlie Chaplin (composer)
  • Saul Chaplin (composer)
  • Art Cohn (screenwriter)
  • Lester Cole (screenwriter)
  • Aaron Copland (composer)
  • Norman Corwin (screenwriter)
  • Alexander Courage (composer)
  • Danny Dare (choreographer)
  • Owen Davis (screenwriter)
  • Richard Day (art director)
  • Adolph Deutsch (composer)
  • Frank De Vol (composer)
  • Vernon Duke (songwriter)
  • Roger Edens (composer)
  • Hanns Eisler (composer)
  • Philip G. Epstein (screenwriter)
  • Julius J. Epstein (screenwriter)
  • Ray Evans (songwriter)
  • Manny Farber (film critic)[27]
  • Richard Farnsworth (stuntman)
  • John Farrow (screenwriter)
  • Victor Fleming (cinematographer)
  • George J. Folsey (cinematographer)
  • Leo F. Forbstein (composer)
  • Arthur Freed (lyricist, producer)
  • Karl Freund (cinematographer)
  • Hugo Friedhofer (composer)
  • Samuel Fuller (screenwriter)
  • Jules Furthman (screenwriter)
  • George Gershwin (composer)
  • Cedric Gibbons (art director)
  • Sheridan Gibney (screenwriter)
  • Jerry Goldsmith (composer)
  • Ruth Gordon (screenwriter)
  • Val Guest (screenwriter)
  • Dashiell Hammett (screenwriter)
  • Jack Hannah (animator)
  • Yip Harburg (songwriter)
  • Hugh Harman (animator)
  • Ray Harryhausen (special effects)
  • Byron Haskin (special effects)
  • Edith Head[21] (costume designer)
  • Ben Hecht (screenwriter)
  • Victor Heerman (screenwriter)
  • Lillian Hellman (screenwriter)
  • Bernard Herrmann (composer)[30]
  • George James Hopkins (art director)
  • James Wong Howe (cinematographer)
  • Ian McLellan Hunter (screenwriter)
  • John Huston (screenwriter)
  • Irene (costume designer)
  • Rudolf Ising (animator)
  • Ub Iwerks (animator)
  • Nunnally Johnson (screenwriter)
  • Ollie Johnston (animator)
  • Garson Kanin (screenwriter, director)
  • Jerome Kern (songwriter)
  • Ward Kimball (animator)
  • Vincent Korda (art director)
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold (composer)[30]
  • Barbara La Marr (screenwriter)
  • Burton Lane (songwriter)
  • Ring Lardner Jr. (screenwriter)
  • John Howard Lawson (screenwriter)
  • Jesse L. Lasky Jr. (screenwriter)
  • Ernest Lehman (screenwriter)
  • Jay Livingston (composer)
  • Anita Loos (screenwriter)
  • Charles MacArthur (screenwriter)
  • Henry Mancini (composer)
  • Albert Maltz (screenwriter)
  • Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenwriter)
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screenwriter)
  • Hugh Martin (composer)
  • Sarah Y. Mason (screenwriter)
  • Barbara McLean (film editor)
  • Bill Melendez (animator)
  • Lewis Milestone (screenwriter)
  • Grim Natwick (animator)
  • Alfred Newman (composer)
  • Emil Newman (composer)
  • Lionel Newman (composer)
  • Fred Niblo Jr. (screenwriter)
  • Alex North (composer)
  • Ben Nye (make-up artist)
  • Clifford Odets (screenwriter)
  • Samuel Ornitz (screenwriter)
  • Orry-Kelly (costume designer)
  • Marie Osborne (costume designer)
  • Hermes Pan (choreographer)
  • Milicent Patrick (animator)
  • Walter Plunkett (costume designer)
  • Sol Polito (cinematographer)
  • André Previn (composer)
  • Ayn Rand (screenwriter)
  • Nelson Riddle (composer)
  • Robert Riskin (screenwriter)
  • Helen Rose (costume designer)
  • Leonard Rosenman (composer)
  • Harold Rosson (cinematographer)
  • Miklós Rózsa (composer)[30]
  • Morrie Ryskind (screenwriter)
  • Waldo Salt (screenwriter)
  • Eugen Schüfftan (cinematographer)
  • Budd Schulberg (screenwriter)
  • Adrian Scott (screenwriter)
  • George Seaton (screenwriter)
  • Blanche Sewell (film editor)
  • Irene Sharaff (costume designer)
  • Sidney Sheldon (screenwriter)
  • Louis Silvers (composer)
  • Carl Stalling (composer)[31]
  • Max Steiner (composer)[21]
  • Donald Ogden Stewart (screenwriter)
  • Adela Rogers St. Johns (screenwriter)
  • Herbert Stothart (composer)
  • Preston Sturges (screenwriter)
  • Jule Styne (songwriter)
  • Jo Swerling (screenwriter)
  • Frank Thomas (animator)
  • Dimitri Tiomkin (composer)[30]
  • Gregg Toland (cinematographer)
  • Leo Tover (cinematographer)
  • Dalton Trumbo (screenwriter)
  • William J. Tuttle (make-up artist)
  • Franz Waxman (composer)[30]
  • Conrad Wells (cinematographer)
  • George Westmore (make-up artist)
  • Monte Westmore (make-up artist)
  • Perc Westmore (make-up artist)
  • Ern Westmore (make-up artist)
  • Wally Westmore (make-up artist)
  • Bud Westmore (make-up artist)
  • Frank Westmore (make-up artist)
  • Billy Wilder (screenwriter)
  • Robert Wise (film editor)
  • Victor Young (composer)

List of selected notable films

The following is a chronological list of notable American films that were made during Hollywood's Golden Age.[32]

Silent era

  • The Mothering Heart (1913)
  • The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  • Intolerance (1916)
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)
  • The Immigrant (1917)
  • The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)
  • Wild and Woolly (1917)
  • Broken Blossoms (1919)
  • Pollyanna (1920)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1920)
  • Within Our Gates (1920)
  • Way Down East (1920)
  • Orphans of the Storm (1921)
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
  • The Kid (1921)
  • A Woman of Paris (1921)
  • The Covered Wagon (1923)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
  • Safety Last! (1923)
  • Greed (1924)
  • Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
  • The Big Parade (1925)
  • The Gold Rush (1925)
  • Little Annie Rooney (1925)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  • Flesh and the Devil (1926)
  • Sparrows (1926)
  • The Black Pirate (1926)
  • The Canadian (1926)
  • The General (1926)
  • 7th Heaven (1927)
  • It (1927)
  • The Unknown (1927)
  • Wings (1927)
  • The Circus (1928)
  • The Wind (1928)
  • City Lights (1931)
  • Tabu (1931)
  • Legong: Dance of the Virgins (1935)
  • Modern Times (1936)
  • A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor (1923)
  • My Old Kentucky Home (1926)
  • The Jazz Singer (1927)
  • Lights of New York (1928)
  • Interference (1928)
  • In Old Arizona (1928)
  • Steamboat Willie (1928)[23]
  • The Broadway Melody (1929)
  • On with the Show! (1929)
  • A Free Soul (1930)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • Anna Christie (1930)
  • Morocco (1930)[33]
  • King of Jazz (1930)[33]
  • Romance (1930)
  • The Divorcee (1930)
  • Bad Girl (1931)
  • Blonde Crazy (1931)
  • Dracula (1931)
  • Frankenstein (1931)
  • Platinum Blonde (1931)
  • The Public Enemy (1931)
  • A Farewell to Arms (1932)
  • Flowers and Trees (1932)
  • Forbidden (1932)
  • Freaks (1932)
  • Grand Hotel (1932)
  • Red Dust (1932)
  • Scarface (1932)
  • Shanghai Express (1932)[33]
  • The Animal Kingdom (1932)
  • Trouble in Paradise (1932)[33]
  • She Done Him Wrong (1933)
  • 42nd Street (1933)
  • Baby Face (1933)
  • Design for Living (1933)[33]
  • Dinner at Eight (1933)
  • Duck Soup (1933)
  • Flying Down to Rio (1933)
  • Footlight Parade (1933)
  • The Invisible Man (1933)
  • King Kong (1933)
  • Lady for a Day (1933)
  • Man's Castle (1933)
  • Snow-White (1933)
  • Queen Christina (1933)
  • Broadway Bill (1934)
  • Imitation of Life (1934)
  • It Happened One Night (1934)[33]
  • Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
  • No Greater Glory (1934)
  • Of Human Bondage (1934)
  • Poor Cinderella (1934)
  • The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  • The Old Fashioned Way (1934)
  • The Thin Man (1934)
  • Twentieth Century (1934)
  • Wonder Bar (1934)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  • A Night at the Opera (1935)
  • A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
  • Anna Karenina (1935)
  • The Band Concert (1935)
  • Becky Sharp (1935)
  • Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
  • Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
  • Top Hat (1935)
  • Camille (1936)
  • Follow the Fleet (1936)
  • Libeled Lady (1936)
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
  • My Man Godfrey (1936)[33]
  • Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)
  • San Francisco (1936)
  • Swing Time (1936)[33]
  • Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
  • The Awful Truth (1937)[33]
  • Captains Courageous (1937)
  • Easy Living (1937)
  • Gold Diggers of 1937 (1937)
  • Heidi (1937)
  • Lost Horizon (1937)
  • Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)[33]
  • Marked Woman (1937)
  • Nothing Sacred (1937)
  • The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
  • Shall We Dance (1937)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)[23]
  • Stage Door (1937)
  • A Star Is Born (1937)
  • Stella Dallas (1937)
  • True Confession (1937)
  • Varsity Show (1937)
  • Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  • Algiers (1938)
  • Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
  • A Yank at Oxford (1938)
  • Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  • Holiday (1938)[33]
  • Jezebel (1938)
  • The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  • Pygmalion (1938)
  • You Can't Take It with You (1938)
  • 5th Avenue Girl (1939)
  • Babes in Arms (1939)
  • Beau Geste (1939)
  • Dark Victory (1939)
  • Destry Rides Again (1939)[33]
  • Gone with the Wind (1939)
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
  • Gulliver's Travels (1939)
  • Gunga Din (1939)
  • Love Affair (1939)
  • Midnight (1939)
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  • Ninotchka (1939)
  • Only Angels Have Wings (1939)[33]
  • Stagecoach (1939)[33]
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
  • The Little Princess (1939)
  • The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
  • The Roaring Twenties (1939)
  • The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • The Women (1939)
  • Wuthering Heights (1939)
  • Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)[33]
  • All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
  • Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Foreign Correspondent (1940)[33]
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  • The Great Dictator (1940)
  • His Girl Friday (1940)[33]
  • Kitty Foyle (1940)
  • The Letter (1940)
  • The Long Voyage Home (1940)
  • The Mortal Storm (1940)
  • My Favorite Wife (1940)
  • The Philadelphia Story (1940)[33]
  • Pinocchio (1940)
  • Pride and Prejudice (1940)
  • Primrose Path (1940)
  • Rebecca (1940)[33]
  • The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
  • Waterloo Bridge (1940)
  • 49th Parallel (1941)
  • Ball of Fire (1941)
  • Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Dumbo (1941)
  • Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
  • High Sierra (1941)
  • Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
  • How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  • The Little Foxes (1941)
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • Meet John Doe (1941)
  • Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
  • One Foot in Heaven (1941)
  • Penny Serenade (1941)
  • Sergeant York (1941)
  • Sullivan's Travels (1941)[33]
  • Suspicion (1941)
  • The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
  • The Lady Eve (1941)[33]
  • You'll Never Get Rich (1942)
  • Tulips Shall Grow (1942)
  • All Through the Night (1942)
  • Bambi (1942)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Holiday Inn (1942)
  • Kings Row (1942)
  • The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)[33]
  • Now, Voyager (1942)[33]
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
  • Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  • The Palm Beach Story (1942)[33]
  • The Pied Piper (1942)
  • The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
  • Random Harvest (1942)
  • Saboteur (1942)
  • The Talk of the Town (1942)
  • Tortilla Flat (1942)
  • Wake Island (1942)
  • Woman of the Year (1942)[33]
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  • You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
  • Heaven Can Wait (1943)[33]
  • The Human Comedy (1943)
  • Journey into Fear (1943)
  • Madame Curie (1943)
  • The More the Merrier (1943)
  • The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  • The Song of Bernadette (1943)
  • Stormy Weather (1943)
  • Watch on the Rhine (1943)
  • Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  • Cover Girl (1944)
  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Gaslight (1944)
  • Going My Way (1944)
  • Henry V (1944)
  • Laura (1944)
  • Lifeboat (1944)
  • The Lodger (1944)
  • Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  • The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
  • National Velvet (1944)
  • The Barber of Seville (1944)
  • Since You Went Away (1944)
  • To Have and Have Not (1944)
  • The Uninvited (1944)[33]
  • Wilson (1944)
  • Anchors Aweigh (1945)
  • The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
  • Hangover Square (1945)
  • The Lost Weekend (1945)
  • Mildred Pierce (1945)[33]
  • Spellbound (1945)
  • Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
  • John Henry and the Inky-Poo (1946)
  • The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • The Big Sleep (1946)
  • Cluny Brown (1946)[33]
  • Duel in the Sun (1946)
  • Gilda (1946)[33]
  • Great Expectations (1946)
  • Humoresque (1946)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • The Killers (1946)[33]
  • The Locket (1946)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  • The Razor's Edge (1946)
  • The Yearling (1946)
  • The Bishop's Wife (1947)
  • The Cat Concerto (1947)
  • Crossfire (1947)
  • Dead Reckoning (1947)
  • Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  • The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  • Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
  • The Paradine Case (1947)
  • Tubby the Tuba (1947)
  • Easter Parade (1948)
  • Fort Apache (1948)
  • Johnny Belinda (1948)
  • Key Largo (1948)
  • Moonrise (1948)[33]
  • Red River (1948)[33]
  • Unfaithfully Yours (1948)[33]
  • Rope (1948)
  • The Snake Pit (1948)
  • State of the Union (1948)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  • Adam's Rib (1949)
  • All the King's Men (1949)
  • Battleground (1949)
  • The Heiress (1949)[33]
  • Intruder in the Dust (1949)
  • A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
  • The Third Man (1949)
  • Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
  • All About Eve (1950)[33]
  • Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
  • Born Yesterday (1950)
  • Caged (1950)
  • Cinderella (1950)
  • Father of the Bride (1950)
  • In a Lonely Place (1950)[33]
  • King Solomon's Mines (1950)
  • Rio Grande (1950)
  • Summer Stock (1950)
  • The Furies (1950)[33]
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • Treasure Island (1950)
  • Ace in the Hole (1951)[33]
  • The African Queen (1951)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  • An American in Paris (1951)
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • Decision Before Dawn (1951)
  • A Place in the Sun (1951)
  • Quo Vadis (1951)
  • Rooty Toot Toot (1951)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  • The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
  • The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  • High Noon (1952)
  • Ivanhoe (1952)
  • Limelight (1952)
  • The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952)
  • Monkey Business (1952)
  • Moulin Rouge (1952)
  • The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
  • The Quiet Man (1952)
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)
  • Calamity Jane (1953)
  • The Band Wagon (1953)
  • The Big Heat (1953)
  • Duck Amuck (1953)
  • From Here to Eternity (1953)
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  • How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
  • Julius Caesar (1953)
  • Mogambo (1953)
  • Peter Pan (1953)
  • The Robe (1953)
  • Roman Holiday (1953)
  • Shane (1953)
  • The Sword and the Rose (1953)
  • The War of the Worlds (1953)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
  • A Star Is Born (1954)
  • The Caine Mutiny (1954)
  • The Country Girl (1954)
  • Dial M for Murder (1954)
  • On the Waterfront (1954)[33]
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue (1954)
  • Sabrina (1954)
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  • Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
  • Vera Cruz (1954)
  • When Magoo Flew (1954)
  • Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
  • Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  • Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
  • Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
  • Marty (1955)
  • Mister Roberts (1955)
  • Picnic (1955)
  • East of Eden (1955)
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • Richard III (1955)
  • The Rose Tattoo (1955)
  • The Seven Year Itch (1955)
  • Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
  • Autumn Leaves (1956)
  • Forbidden Planet (1956)
  • Bigger Than Life (1956)[33]
  • Friendly Persuasion (1956)
  • Giant (1956)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
  • The King and I (1956)
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  • The Searchers (1956)
  • The Swan (1956)
  • The Ten Commandments (1956)
  • War and Peace (1956)
  • 12 Angry Men (1957)[33]
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  • Paths of Glory (1957)[33]
  • Sweet Smell of Success (1957)[33]
  • A Face in the Crowd (1957)
  • Peyton Place (1957)
  • Sayonara (1957)
  • What's Opera, Doc? (1957)
  • Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  • Auntie Mame (1958)
  • The Big Country (1958)
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
  • The Defiant Ones (1958)
  • Gigi (1958)
  • The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
  • Separate Tables (1958)
  • Touch of Evil (1958)
  • Vertigo (1958)
  • A Hole in the Head (1959)
  • Anatomy of a Murder (1959)[33]
  • Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
  • The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
  • North by Northwest (1959)
  • The Nun's Story (1959)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959)[33]
  • Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
  • The Time Machine (1960)
  • The Alamo (1960)
  • The Apartment (1960)
  • Elmer Gantry (1960)
  • The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Spartacus (1960)
  • The Sundowners (1960)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  • The Children's Hour (1961)
  • Fanny (1961)
  • The Guns of Navarone (1961)
  • The Hustler (1961)
  • Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
  • Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • King of Kings (1961)
  • The Misfits (1961)
  • Dr. No (1962)
  • Gay Purr-ee (1962)
  • How the West Was Won (1962)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • The Longest Day (1962)
  • The Music Man (1962)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
  • Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  • Gypsy (1962)
  • America America (1963)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • Charade (1963)
  • Cleopatra (1963)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • From Russia with Love (1963)
  • Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
  • Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
  • Lilies of the Field (1963)
  • The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  • Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
  • Irma la Douce (1963)
  • Move Over, Darling (1963)
  • Hud (1963)
  • A Hard Day's Night (1964)
  • Becket (1964)
  • Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • My Fair Lady (1964)
  • Zorba the Greek (1964)
  • Send Me No Flowers (1964)
  • Viva Las Vegas (1964)
  • The Night of the Iguana (1964)
  • The Sound of Music (1965)
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  • The Great Race (1965)
  • Cat Ballou (1965)
  • Shenandoah (1965)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  • Hawaii (1966)
  • The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966)
  • Torn Curtain (1966)
  • This Property Is Condemned (1966)
  • Penelope (1966)
  • How to Steal a Million (1966)
  • The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
  • Dr. Dolittle (1967)
  • The Jungle Book (1967)
  • Valley of the Dolls (1967)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  • Star (1968)[34]
  • The Wrecking Crew (1968)
  • Cactus Flower (1969)
  • Hello, Dolly! (1969)[35]

Selected international films made during the Golden Age

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, Germany)
  • Nosferatu (1922, Germany)
  • Häxan (1922, Sweden/Denmark)
  • Die Nibelungen (1924, Germany)
  • Battleship Potemkin (1925, U.S.S.R.)
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926, Germany)
  • Metropolis (1927, Germany)
  • Napoléon (1927, France)
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, France)
  • Un Chien Andalou (1929, France/Spain)
  • Pandora's Box (1929, Germany)
  • L'Age d'Or (1930, France)
  • Limite (1931, Brazil)
  • M (1931, Germany)
  • Vampyr (1932, Germany/France)
  • Les Misérables (1934, France)
  • L'Atalante (1934, France)
  • The 39 Steps (1935, U.K.)
  • Grand Illusion (1937, France)
  • The Rules of the Game (1939, France)
  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939, Japan)
  • Forty Thousand Horsemen (1940, Australia)
  • María Candelaria (1943, Mexico)
  • Day of Wrath (1943, Denmark)
  • Ivan the Terrible (1944–1958, U.S.S.R.)
  • Rome, Open City (1945, Italy)
  • Brief Encounter (1945, U.K.)
  • Children of Paradise (1945, France)
  • Paisan (1946, Italy)
  • A Matter of Life and Death (1946, U.K.)
  • Shoeshine (1946, Italy)
  • The Overlanders (1946, Australia/U.K.)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1946, France)
  • Neecha Nagar (1946, India)
  • The Pearl (1947, Mexico)
  • Quai des Orfèvres (1947, France)
  • Black Narcissus (1947, U.K.)
  • Bicycle Thieves (1948, Italy)
  • Hamlet (1948, U.K.)
  • Drunken Angel (1948, Japan)
  • The Red Shoes (1948, U.K.)
  • Spring in a Small Town (1948, China)
  • Late Spring (1949, Japan)
  • Stray Dog (1949, Japan)
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949, U.K.)
  • Stromboli (1950, Italy)
  • Rashomon (1950, Japan)
  • Orpheus (1950, France)
  • Los Olvidados (1950, Mexico)
  • Genghis Khan (1950, Philippines)
  • Víctimas del Pecado (1951, Mexico)
  • Miracle in Milan (1951, Italy)
  • Umberto D. (1952, Italy)
  • Ikiru (1952, Japan)
  • Él (1953, Mexico)
  • Ugetsu (1953, Japan)
  • The Wages of Fear (1953, France)
  • Tokyo Story (1953, Japan)
  • Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Japan)
  • Robinson Crusoe (1954, Mexico)
  • Godzilla (1954, Japan)
  • Seven Samurai (1954, Japan)
  • The Crucified Lovers (1954, Japan)
  • Journey to Italy (1954, Italy)
  • La Strada (1954, Italy)
  • The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955, Mexico)
  • Ordet (1955, Denmark)
  • A Generation (1955, Poland)
  • Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955, Czechoslovakia)
  • Les Diaboliques (1955, France)
  • The Apu Trilogy (1955–1959, India)
  • Bob le flambeur (1956, France)
  • A Man Escaped (1956, France)
  • The Burmese Harp (1956, Japan)
  • Floating Clouds (1955, Japan)
  • Kanał (1956, Poland)
  • Pyaasa (1957, India)
  • The Seventh Seal (1957, Sweden)
  • Wild Strawberries (1957, Sweden)
  • The Cranes Are Flying (1957, U.S.S.R.)
  • A King in New York (1957, U.K.)
  • Mother India (1957, India)
  • The Snow Queen (1957, U.S.S.R.)
  • Nights of Cabiria (1957, Italy)
  • Cairo Station (1958, Egypt)
  • Mon Oncle (1958, France)
  • Jalsaghar (1958, India)
  • Ashes and Diamonds (1958, Poland)
  • Madhumati (1958, India)
  • Invention for Destruction (1958, Czechoslovakia)
  • The Day Shall Dawn (1959, Pakistan)
  • Hiroshima mon amour (1959, France)
  • The 400 Blows (1959, France)
  • Black Orpheus (1959, Brazil/France)
  • Room at the Top (1959, U.K.)
  • Fires on the Plain (1959, Japan)
  • Nazarín (1959, Mexico)
  • Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959, India)
  • Look Back in Anger (1959, U.K.)
  • The Soldiers of Pancho Villa (1959, Mexico)
  • Ballad of a Soldier (1959, U.S.S.R.)
  • Pickpocket (1959, France)
  • The Human Condition (1959–1961, Japan)
  • Breathless (1960, France)
  • Two Women (1960, Italy)
  • The Housemaid (1960, South Korea)
  • Sons and Lovers (1960, U.K.)
  • The Sundowners (1960, Australia/U.K.)
  • La Dolce Vita (1960, Italy)
  • Obaltan (1960, South Korea)
  • L'Avventura (1960, Italy)
  • Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960, India)
  • Mughal-e-Azam (1960, India)
  • La Notte (1961, Italy)
  • Viridiana (1961, Mexio/Spain)
  • Surogat (1961, Yugoslavia)
  • Yojimbo (1961, Japan)
  • A Taste of Honey (1961, U.K.)
  • Gunga Jumna (1961, India)
  • The Exterminating Angel (1962, Mexico)
  • L'Eclisse (1962, Italy)
  • Ivan's Childhood (1962, U.S.S.R.)
  • Jules and Jim (1962, France)
  • An Autumn Afternoon (1962, Japan)
  • Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962, France)
  • Sanjuro (1962, Japan)
  • O Pagador de Promessas (1962, Brazil)
  • (1963, Italy/France)
  • Tom Jones (1963, U.K.)
  • This Sporting Life (1963, U.K.)
  • Billy Liar (1963, U.K.)
  • Mahanagar (1963, India)
  • Gamperaliya (1963, Sri Lanka)
  • Black God, White Devil (1964, Brazil)
  • Gertrud (1964, Denmark)
  • Red Desert (1964, Italy)
  • Charulata (1964, India)
  • A Fistful of Dollars (1964, Italy/West Germany/Spain)
  • I Am Cuba (1964, Cuba/U.S.S.R.)
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964, France/West Germany)
  • Dry Summer (1964, Turkey)
  • Simon of the Desert (1965, Mexico)
  • Pierrot le Fou (1965, France)
  • For a Few Dollars More (1965, Italy/West Germany/Spain)
  • Loves of a Blonde (1965, Czechoslovakia)
  • Subarnarekha (1965, India)
  • La muerte de un burócrata (1966, Cuba)
  • Persona (1966, Sweden)
  • Black Girl (1966, Senegal/France)
  • The Battle of Algiers (1966, Algeria/Italy)
  • Blow-Up (1966, U.K./Italy)
  • A Man for All Seasons (1966, U.K.)
  • A Man and a Woman (1966, France)
  • Andrei Rublev (1966, U.S.S.R.)
  • Au Hasard Balthazar (1966, France)
  • Closely Watched Trains (1966, Czechoslovakia)
  • War and Peace (1966–1967, U.S.S.R.)
  • Three Days and a Child (1967, Israel)
  • Le Samouraï (1967, France/Italy)
  • Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon (1967, U.K.)
  • Playtime (1967, France/Italy)
  • Mouchette (1967, France)
  • Belle de Jour (1967, France)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1968, Italy)
  • Romeo and Julie (1968, U.K./Italy)
  • Mandabi (1968, Senegal/France)
  • Oliver! (1968, U.K.)
  • Memories of Underdevelopment (1968, Cuba)
  • Kes (1969, U.K.)
  • Army of Shadows (1969, France)
  • The Damned (1969, U.K.)
  • Fellini Satyricon (1969, Italy)
  • Z (1969, Algeria/France)

See also

  • New Hollywood – overlapping/succeeding age from 1965 to 1983
  • Golden Age of Television – overlapping age from 1947 to 1957
  • Golden age of American animation – overlapping age from 1928 to 1969
  • List of living actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood – All known remaining living actors who starred in Hollywood films from 1927 to 1959.
  • Poverty Row – B movies during this era

References

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  6. The Classic Hollywood Narrative Style at the Department of History, University of San Diego.
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  10. Brownlow, Kevin (1968). The Parade's Gone By..., University of California Press, p. 78. ISBN 0-520-03068-0.
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Further reading

  • Bordwell, David; Staiger, Janet; Thompson, Kristin (1985). The Classical Hollywood Cinema. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-06055-6.
  • Davis, Blair (2012). The Battle for the Bs: 1950s Hollywood and the Rebirth of Low-Budget Cinema. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 978-0813552538.
  • Fawell, John. (2008) The Hidden Art of Hollywood. Westport Conn.: Praeger Press.
  • McGilligan, Patrick (1985). Backstory 1: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age (No. 1). University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520056893.
  • Salt, Barry. Film Style and Technology: History and Analysis.
  • Dixon, Wheeler Winston (2013). Cinema at the Margins. Anthem Press. ISBN 978-0-85728-186-9.
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