The below famous movie stars were the very definition of glitz and glamour in in the 1930s. Despite the recent stock market crash and the start of the Great Depression, the 1930s were part of the Golden Age of Hollywood, when "actors" were movie stars, and "films" were genre-based masterpieces. This era contains some of the best actors and actresses of all time, many of whom are Academy Award winners, as well as classic film stars.
Who is the most popular movie star of the 1930s? James Stewart tops our list. Known for playing everyday men with real-life problems, James Stewart appeared in some of the most popular films of all-time in his over 50-year career. Other great 1930s male actors include Carey Grant, Humphrey Bogart, and Henry Fonda.
Many great actresses thrived in the 1930s as well. Bette Davis, known for her bewitching eyes and cynical characters, started her career by appearing in the 1931 film, The Bad Sister. She was certainly one of the most famous people in the 1930s. She went on to win two Academy Awards in her over 50-year career.
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