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Top Actors of the 1930s

Apart from marking the beginning of the Great Depression, 1930 was also the start of a great decade for the American film industry as it was part of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The decade witnessed the rise of numerous Hollywood stars like Cary Grant, who went on to dominate the industry for the next 30 years. Check out the list of top actors of 1930s
Cary Grant
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Also Known As: Archibald Alec Leach
Birthday: 18 January 1904
Born In: Horfield, Bristol, England
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died On: 29 November 1986
Height: 6′2″

Considered one of the greatest actors ever, Cary Grant’s good looks, popular appeal and a knack for romantic comedy made him an enduring Hollywood star from the 1930s to the 1960s. Penny Serenade, An Affair to Remember, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest and Charade are some of his classic films. He was bestowed an honorary Oscar in 1970.

Humphrey Bogart
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Also Known As: Humphrey DeForest Bogart, Bogie
Birthday: 25 December 1899
Born In: New York, New York, United States
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died On: 14 January 1957
Height: 5′8″

Humphrey Bogart is considered one of the greatest Hollywood actors and a legend. His filmography includes classics such as Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, To Have and Have Not, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, In a Lonely Place and The Caine Mutiny. He won Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1951 film The African Queen

James Stewart
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Also Known As: James Maitland Stewart
Birthday: 20 May 1908
Born In: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died On: 02 July 1997

Best known for his everyman screen persona, James Stewart was ranked third in the greatest American male actors list published by the American Film Institute (AFI) in 1999. During his 55-year acting career, he displayed strong morality both on and off the screen, as a result of which he epitomized the ideal American man of the 20th century.

Gary Cooper
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Also Known As: Frank James Cooper
Birthday: 07 May 1901
Born In: Helena, Montana, United States
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died On: 13 May 1961
Height: 6′3″

Gary Cooper was one of the most popular and versatile American actors of all time. Known for his understated acting style, Cooper won the adulation of critics, fans, and fellow movie stars. A major movie star throughout the golden age of cinema, Cooper was ranked 11th on the 25 greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema list published by AFI.

Spencer Tracy
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Also Known As: Spencer Bonaventure Tracy
Birthday: 05 April 1900
Born In: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Died On: 10 June 1967
Height: 5′10″

One of the most popular actors of classical Hollywood cinema, Spencer Tracy was known for his versatility, which helped him win two successive Oscars for Best Actor. In 1999, he was ranked the ninth greatest male star of Hollywood's Golden Age by the American Film Institute. Tracy is widely regarded as one of the finest actors of the 20th century.