Movie stars often seem to be a world apart. That's been true for every generation, but doubly so for the "Classic Hollywood" era. The term refers generally to the period of American cinema between the 1920s and 1960s, when the glitz, glamour, intrigue, and excesses of its entertainment were unparalleled.
This is the era of "classic" Hollywood stars like Bogie and Bacall, Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn, and many others who first debuted in black and white. These are the actors who remain in our collective memory, who loom the largest over cinema history. The following are some facts about old Hollywood stars that have been shared by their fans.