film actors The Greatest Western Movie Stars

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All the greatest Western movie stars of television and film in one list of the best cowboy actors. Some of these top Western characters were featured in the greatest Western movies ever made, while others starred in classic TV series and mini-series. Whatever the medium, these are the best of the West(ern characters).

The TV Western series, a now almost-dead genre of entertainment that was once all the rage, attracting some of the biggest stars in Hollywood to roles where a horse was the supporting actor. These stars were some of the biggest and brightest, not only on TV, but in films as well. From Clint Eastwood (perhaps the biggest Western star of all time) to Steve McQueen (a true outlaw through and through), this list of famous old cowboys brings together the best of the genre in one Western stars list.

Who were the greatest Western movie stars? Who are the classic cowboys (and cowgirls) in Westerns? It's time to vote and find out! Vote up your favorite Western TV and movie stars, and vote down the ones you think should be run out of town. If your favorite Western movie star isn't on the list, make sure to add him or her.

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John Wayne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
John Wayne Died at 72 (1907-1979)

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars

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Gary Cooper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Gary Cooper Died at 60 (1901-1961)

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
James Stewart Died at 89 (1908-1997)

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James Arness is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
James Arness Died at 88 (1923-2011)

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Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Robert Duvall age 86

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Lee Van Cleef is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Lee Van Cleef Died at 64 (1925-1989)

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Lee Marvin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Lee Marvin Died at 63 (1924-1987)

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James Garner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
James Garner Died at 86 (1928-2014)

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Charles Bronson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Charles Bronson Died at 82 (1921-2003)

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Henry Fonda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Henry Fonda Died at 77 (1905-1982)

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Randolph Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Randolph Scott Died at 89 (1898-1987)

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Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Steve McQueen Died at 50 (1930-1980)

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Ben Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Ben Johnson Died at 78 (1918-1996)

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Chuck Connors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Chuck Connors Died at 71 (1921-1992)

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Jack Elam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Jack Elam Died at 83 (1920-2003)

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Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Sam Elliott age 73

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Roy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Roy Rogers Died at 87 (1911-1998)

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Robert Mitchum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Robert Mitchum Died at 80 (1917-1997)

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Walter Brennan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Walter Brennan Died at 80 (1894-1974)

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Richard Boone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Richard Boone Died at 64 (1917-1981)

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Glenn Ford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Glenn Ford Died at 90 (1916-2006)

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Kirk Douglas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Kirk Douglas age 101

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Clint Walker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Clint Walker age 90

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Eli Wallach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Eli Wallach Died at 99 (1915-2014)

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James Coburn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
James Coburn Died at 74 (1928-2002)

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Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Kevin Costner age 62

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Dean Martin Died at 78 (1917-1995)

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Maureen O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars

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Yul Brynner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Yul Brynner Died at 65 (1920-1985)

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Gene Autry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Gene Autry Died at 91 (1907-1998)

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Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Kurt Russell age 66

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Dan Blocker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Dan Blocker Died at 44 (1928-1972)

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Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Tom Selleck age 72

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Clayton Moore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Clayton Moore Died at 85 (1914-1999)

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Burt Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Burt Lancaster Died at 81 (1913-1994)

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Lorne Greene is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Lorne Greene Died at 72 (1915-1987)

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Slim Pickens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Slim Pickens Died at 64 (1919-1983)

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Ward Bond Died at 57 (1903-1960)

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Michael Landon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Michael Landon Died at 55 (1936-1991)

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George "Gabby" Hayes Died at 84 (1885-1969)

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Alan Ladd is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Alan Ladd Died at 51 (1913-1964)

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Joel McCrea is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Joel McCrea Died at 85 (1905-1990)

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Ken Curtis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Ken Curtis Died at 75 (1916-1991)

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Forrest Tucker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Forrest Tucker Died at 67 (1919-1986)

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Jack Palance is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Jack Palance Died at 87 (1919-2006)

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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Gregory Peck Died at 87 (1916-2003)

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Audie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Audie Murphy Died at 46 (1925-1971)

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Robert Fuller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Robert Fuller age 84

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Tommy Lee Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars