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Best Actors of the 1950s
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Total # of Movies Career Span Top 4 Movies
1
Grace Kelly

3.2918
14
1950s - 14
  1. Rear Window (1954)
  2. High Noon (1952)
  3. Dial M for Murder (1954)
  4. High Society (1956)
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2
Marlene Dietrich

3.2768
55
1920s - 17
1930s - 14
1940s - 12
1950s - 7
1960s - 2
1970s - 2
1990s - 1
  1. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  2. Blue Angel, The (1930)
  3. Destry Rides Again (1939)
  4. Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
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3
James Stewart

3.2721
81
1930s - 21
1940s - 16
1950s - 22
1960s - 13
1970s - 7
1980s - 1
1990s - 1
  1. Rear Window (1954)
  2. Vertigo (1958)
  3. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  4. Philadelphia Story, The (1940)
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4
Kim Novak

3.2266
27
1950s - 12
1960s - 9
1970s - 3
1980s - 1
1990s - 2
  1. Vertigo (1958)
  2. Pal Joey (1957)
  3. Picnic (1955)
  4. Eddy Duchin Story, The (1956)
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5
Doris Day

3.2022
42
1940s - 3
1950s - 23
1960s - 15
1990s - 1
  1. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
  2. Pajama Game, The (1957)
  3. Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956)
  4. Young at Heart (1954)
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6
Marilyn Monroe

3.1722
27
1940s - 3
1950s - 21
1960s - 3
  1. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  2. Asphalt Jungle, The (1950)
  3. River of No Return (1954)
  4. Seven Year Itch, The (1955)
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7
John Wayne

3.1565
144
1920s - 1
1930s - 62
1940s - 33
1950s - 18
1960s - 20
1970s - 10
  1. Searchers, The (1956)
  2. Red River (1948)
  3. Quiet Man, The (1952)
  4. 3 Godfathers (1948)
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8
Katharine Hepburn

3.1562
47
1930s - 15
1940s - 12
1950s - 7
1960s - 4
1970s - 4
1980s - 4
1990s - 1
  1. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  2. Philadelphia Story, The (1940)
  3. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
  4. African Queen, The (1951)
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9
Thelma Ritter

3.1522
28
1940s - 2
1950s - 16
1960s - 10
  1. Rear Window (1954)
  2. All About Eve (1950)
  3. Pillow Talk (1959)
  4. Pickup on South Street (1953)
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10
Deborah Kerr

3.1148
46
1940s - 12
1950s - 20
1960s - 12
1980s - 1
1990s - 1
  1. King and I, The (1956)
  2. Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The (1943)
  3. From Here to Eternity (1953)
  4. Black Narcissus (1947)
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