James DEAN (1931-1955) ***** #18 AFI Top 50 Actors, unusual star of Hollywood's Golden Age - before his early death he appeared in only 3 starring roles in the space of little over a year, and yet became, and still is, a worldwide cultural icon, symbol of teenage disillusion and rebellion.
Lauren Becall, Betty Joan Perske, (16 Sep 1924 – 12 Aug 2014) was an American actress of film, stage, and musical theatre, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. .1999: ranked her 20th of 25 actresses on the AFI's 100 Stars. In 2009 she, Received an Academy Honorary Award "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures." She was married to Humphrey Bogart ( 2 children) and Jason Robards (1 child) Ms Becall was 89 when she passed
Spencer Tracy. Winner of the 11th and 12th Academy Awards for Best Actor (Captain’s Courageous and Boys Town). During his career, Tracy was nominated for 9 Academy Awards for Best Actor and won 2. His last film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, was completed 17 days before his death. In all, Tracy appeared in 75 films and was considered among his peers as one of the screen's greatest actors. In 1999, the AFI ranked Tracy as one of the top ten Hollywood legends.
Sylvia Sidney. During the Depression, Sidney appeared in a string of films, often playing the girlfriend or the sister of a gangster. Among her films from this period were: An American Tragedy, City Streets and Street Scene (all 1931), Alfred Hitchcock's Sabotage and Fritz Lang's Fury (both 1936), You Only Live Once, Dead End (both 1937) and The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, an early three-strip Technicolor film.