AFI's 50 GREATEST AMERICAN SCREEN LEGENDS
AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars is a list of the 50 greatest screen legends - the top 25 women and top 25 men - of all time.
The AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars CBS television special, hosted by Shirley Temple, originally aired on June 16, 1999. The list of the 50 greatest stars was presented by 50 stars of today – totaling 100 total stars for this television event.
AFI defines an "American screen legend" as an actor or a team of actors with a significant screen presence in American feature-length films whose screen debut occurred in or before 1950, or whose screen debut occurred after 1950 but whose death has marked a completed body of work.
The Marx Brothers Chico MarxGroucho MarxHarpo Marx
Edward G. Robinson
The list of legends was presented by 50 stars of today:
In an effort to encourage movie fans to discover and rediscover each
legend's body of work, AFI has organized a major video program in video
stores across America that highlights one film, selected by AFI, from the
careers of each of the 50 legends. AFI has also selected one film to highlight
the careers of each of the 50 stars that took part in the AFI television
special on CBS.
AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars is sponsored, in part, by General
Motors, Blockbuster, the United States Postal Service, AT&T, Pepsi, Warner
Bros. Home Video, Warner Bros. Pictures, Disney/Buena Vista, Buena Vista Home
Video, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Best Buy, New Line Pictures,
Miramax, Schering-Plough, Gateway, Universal Pictures, P&G/Max Factor,
Oldsmobile and Sony Electronics.
AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars
Facts about some of the 25 greatest men and 25 greatest women screen legends
AFI's 100 YEARS...100 STARS (1999)
List of the 500 nominated star legends
List of the 50 winning legends
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