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Great list, starliteyes! 

 

 

Here are a few more to add to the list:

 

- Charles Laughton/Elsa Lanchester

- Harold Lloyd/Mildred Davis

- Eva Marie Saint

- Gracie Allen

- James Gleason

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Two more stars married once and never divorced:

 

Bill Mumy

Ron Howard

 

And I almost mentioned Thelma Todd as a star who died in her 20s but our benevolent ruler Wikipedia says she was 30--so close

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Here's a few more:

 

Ray Bolger

Jack Haley

Robert Preston

Michael J. Fox

Bonita Granville

Fay Bainter

Robert Young

Gary Cooper

Lee Tracy

Marie Dressler

 

 

And two more that fall into the category of being married twice, but never being divorced:

 

Norma Shearer

May Robson (widowed twice!)

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fourteenth category 


Most of the same cast used in two different movies

TRAIL STREET and RETURN OF THE BADMEN

RIDE IN THE WHIRLWIND and THE SHOOTING

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Stage Door & Having Wonderful Time

(Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Jack Carson, Grady Sutton, Ann Miller)

 

The Gay Divorcee & Top Hat

(Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore)

 

Heidi & The Little Princess

(Shirley Temple, Mary Nash, Arthur Treacher, Marcia Mae Jones)

 

Ah, Wilderness! & A Family Affair

(Lionel Barrymore, Spring Byington, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Eric Linden, Charley Grapewin)

 

Grand Hotel & Dinner at Eight

(John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Hersholt)

 

Footlight Parade & Dames

Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert)

 

Tea for Two & Lullaby of Broadway

(Doris Day, Gene Nelson, S.Z. Sakall, Billy DeWolfe)

 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game & On the Town

(Gene Kelly, FrankSinatra, Betty Garrett, Jules Munshin, Tom Tully, Murray Alper)

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fifteenth category

 

Most of the same cast used in two different movies

 

TRAIL STREET and RETURN OF THE BADMEN

RIDE IN THE WHIRLWIND and THE SHOOTING

 

 

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF and ...GUNFIGHTER

 

also the Cavalry trilogy, not sure if those count

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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF and ...GUNFIGHTER

 

also the Cavalry trilogy, not sure if those count

Yes, trilogies and (endless) sequels like those LETHAL WEAPON movies probably count. :)

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Stage Door & Having Wonderful Time

(Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Jack Carson, Grady Sutton, Ann Miller)

 

The Gay Divorcee & Top Hat

(Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore)

 

Heidi & The Little Princess

(Shirley Temple, Mary Nash, Arthur Treacher, Marcia Mae Jones)

 

Ah, Wilderness! & A Family Affair

(Lionel Barrymore, Spring Byington, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Eric Linden, Charley Grapewin)

 

Grand Hotel & Dinner at Eight

(John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Hersholt)

 

Footlight Parade & Dames

Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert)

 

Tea for Two & Lullaby of Broadway

(Doris Day, Gene Nelson, S.Z. Sakall, Billy DeWolfe)

 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game & On the Town

(Gene Kelly, FrankSinatra, Betty Garrett, Jules Munshin, Tom Tully, Murray Alper)

Truly excellent post. Thanks for including the names of the repeated costars.

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fifteenth category 


Hollywood stars born in Australia

Errol Flynn

Peter Finch

Judith Anderson

O.P. Heggie

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Rod Taylor

May Robson

Mae Busch

Enid Bennett

Marjorie Bennett

Harry "Snub" Pollard

Billy Bevan

Annette Kellerman (yes, she did a few movies)

Frank Thring

Diane Cilento

Leo McKern

John Meillon

 

 

TopBilled, I'm not sure if you want any modern film actors on the list (Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett, etc.)  If you do, I'll add them to the list.

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Geoffrey Rush

 

...and if May Robson is a "Hollywood Star", then these actors too:

 

Mark Lee

Charles Coleman

Ann Richards

Cyril RItchard

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Geoffrey Rush

 

...and if May Robson is a "Hollywood Star", then these actors too:

 

Mark Lee

Charles Coleman

Ann Richards

Cyril RItchard

I love Ann Richards. She should have been a bigger star.

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On 8/23/2015 at 11:36 PM, Azure said:

Rod Taylor

May Robson

Mae Busch

Enid Bennett

Marjorie Bennett

Harry "Snub" Pollard

Billy Bevan

Annette Kellerman (yes, she did a few movies)

Frank Thring

Diane Cilento

Leo McKern

John Meillon

 

 

TopBilled, I'm not sure if you want any modern film actors on the list (Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett, etc.)  If you do, I'll add them to the list.

Yes, by all means, add more modern ones too. I am glad you mentioned Diane Cilento. I was going to bring her up but I had forgotten to do so.

Speaking of modern stars, maybe we could add Bryan Brown.

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...and if May Robson is a "Hollywood Star", then these actors too:

 

 

 

May Robson starred in Lady For a Day, You Can't Buy Everything and Granny Get Your Gun.  She had substantial roles in several other movies as well.  I think it's safe to say that she was a star in her own right.

 

Some of the other people on my list weren't major stars, but I still thought that they deserved to be included on the list.

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On 8/25/2015 at 4:41 PM, Azure said:

May Robson starred in Lady For a Day, You Can't Buy Everything and Granny Get Your Gun.  She had substantial roles in several other movies as well.  I think it's safe to say that she was a star in her own right.

 

Some of the other people on my list weren't major stars, but I still thought that they deserved to be included on the list.

I also consider May Robson a star. Love her!

And I had forgotten she was Australian.

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Hugh Jackman

Cate Blanchett

Anthony LaPaglia

Judy Davis

Toni Collette

Paul Hogan

Heath Ledger

Eric Bana

Mia Wasikowska

Liam Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

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I also consider May Robson a star. Love her!

 

And I had forgotten she was Australian.

:)

I love her, too!

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May Robson starred in Lady For a Day, You Can't Buy Everything and Granny Get Your Gun.  She had substantial roles in several other movies as well.  I think it's safe to say that she was a star in her own right.

 

Some of the other people on my list weren't major stars, but I still thought that they deserved to be included on the list.

I love her to pieces, too, it's just that the category wasn't "actors", it was "stars", and everyone has their own definition of a "star".

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I love her to pieces, too, it's just that the category wasn't "actors", it was "stars", and everyone has their own definition of a "star".

Maybe we can call May Robson a character star, if such a thing exists.

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sixteenth category 


Actors defined mostly by one decade

PAUL DOUGLAS (the 50s)

MARILYN MONROE (the 50s)

MOLLY RINGWALD (the 80s)

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Clara Bow (20's)

Jean Harlow (30's)

Alice Faye (30's)

Betty Grable (40's)

Good ones. Though Grable made films in the 30s and starred in pictures until the mid-50s, we do tend to define her as a 40s pin-up, don't we?

 

Harlow personifies the 30s like no one else can.

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James Dean (50s)

Grace Kelly (50s)

Mary Pickford (20s)

Douglas Fairbanks (20s)

Buster Keaton (20s)

and I feel like, though she was very popular in the 50s, Audrey Hepburn's mostly defined from her 60s mod styles

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I would say that Bogart whose film career stretched from the 30s to the mid-50s is mostly defined by the iconic roles he did in the 40s.

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seventeenth category 


Stars who dabbled in fashion design

Constance Bennett

Esther Williams (designed swimsuits)

Jaclyn Smith

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