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Wednesday, 16 June, 1999, 16:16 GMT 17:16 UK
Bogie tops list of screen legends
Hepburn and Bogart: A perfect pairing
Humphrey Bogart and his African Queen co-star Katharine Hepburn were named on Tuesday at the top of a list of the 50 greatest screen legends.

The list, produced by the American Film Institute, deliberately excluded modern stars.

Cary Grant was number two on the list of greatest male actors, followed by James Stewart, Marlon Brando, Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda, and Clark Gable. Only four on the men's list - Brando, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and Sidney Poitier - are still alive.

Brando: One of the few male stars still alive
Miss Hepburn, 92, was followed by Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Like the men, most of the female stars are now no longer with us. Alongside Katharine Hepburn, only Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall, Shirley Temple and Sophia Loren are still alive.

"For a guy who didn't think of acting as a competitive sport, he would have been honored and awestruck by this," Bogart's son Stephen said.

Bergman: Number four
Last summer, the American Film Institute named what it considered to be the 100 best American movies. Citizen Kane topped that list, followed by Casablanca, The Godfather, Gone With the Wind, and Lawrence of Arabia.

The AFI was prepared for criticism of its choices. "We expect that sort of thing again. Someone will find fault," AFI chairman Tom Pollock said. "Lists by their nature create controversy because of who is on them and who is left off them."

The full list of screen legends:

The men

  1. Humphrey Bogart
  2. Cary Grant
  3. James Stewart
  4. Marlon Brando
  5. Fred Astaire
  6. Henry Fonda
  7. Clark Gable
  8. James Cagney
  9. Spencer Tracy
  10. Charlie Chaplin
  11. Gary Cooper
  12. Gregory Peck
  13. John Wayne
  14. Laurence Olivier
  15. Gene Kelly
  16. Orson Welles
  17. Kirk Douglas
  18. James Dean
  19. Burt Lancaster
  20. The Marx Brothers
  21. Buster Keaton
  22. Sidney Poitier
  23. Robert Mitchum
  24. Edward G. Robinson
  25. William Holden

The women

  1. Katharine Hepburn
  2. Bette Davis
  3. Audrey Hepburn
  4. Ingrid Bergman
  5. Greta Garbo
  6. Marilyn Monroe
  7. Elizabeth Taylor
  8. Judy Garland
  9. Marlene Dietrich
  10. Joan Crawford
  11. Barbara Stanwyck
  12. Claudette Colbert
  13. Grace Kelly
  14. Ginger Rogers
  15. Mae West
  16. Vivien Leigh
  17. Lillian Gish
  18. Shirley Temple
  19. Rita Hayworth
  20. Lauren Bacall
  21. Sophia Loren
  22. Jean Harlow
  23. Carole Lombard
  24. Mary Pickford
  25. Ava Gardner
Tom Brook reports on the stars selected
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