Top Actors of the 1950s

The 1950s saw the rise of method actors like Marlon Brando and zany comedians like Dean Martin. The decade is also remembered for the achievements of stars like William Holden, who was one of the major box-office draws of the 1950s. Other actors who made a significant impact during the decade include Gregory Peck, Montgomery Clift, and Lee Marvin. Continue reading to know about other top actors of the 1950s.
Humphrey Bogart
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

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
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.

Marlon Brando
Also Known As: Marlon Ernest Brando Jr.
Nickname: Bud, Mr Mumbles
Birthday: 03 April 1924
Born In: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Died On: 01 July 2004

One of the greatest movie actors of all time, heartthrob of millions of women around the world, and a cultural icon, who had immense influence on actors of future generations, there are very few like Marlon Brando. In a career spanning six decades, Marlon Brando delivered critical and commercial successes in movies like A Streetcar Named Desire and The Godfather.

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

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.

Jack Lemmon
Also Known As: John Uhler Lemmon III
Birthday: 08 February 1925
Born In: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died On: 27 June 2001
John Lemmon is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning roles in Mister Roberts and Save the Tiger, and his Emmy-winning performance in Tuesdays with Morrie. His narration in Harry S Truman: A Journey to Independence earned him a Grammy nomination. He collaborated with Walter Matthau in many projects.