35 Celebrities From Hollywood’s Golden Age

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The celebrities from Hollywood’s Golden Age are more than just actors and musicians. They are symbols of our culture, uniting generations with their works as their movies and songs are passed down from old to young to create a legacy that endures for generations. It should come as no surprise then that these very stars that fill our hearts have been rewarded with a life of opulence. So relax as we review the list of Hollywood’s most iconic Golden Age celebrities.

Clint Eastwood

When imagining the determined and fierce cowboy of the Wild West riding into town there’s usually one actor we picture on top of that horse. Clint Eastwood has practically become an American folk hero with his infamous drawl combined with his ability to steal a scene as he struck fear into the lawless villain’s heart.

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Oddly enough, that clenched jaw way he has of speaking was actually initially criticised by studio heads when he first got into the movie business.

Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters didn’t break the glass ceiling when she got into journalism, she shattered it, leaving behind a legacy and changing the way Americans viewed media. In 1974 Walters became the first woman to anchor a prime time evening news program, using her powerful presence in front of the camera to secure numerous jobs on the most prestigious networks.

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Her talent and determination resulted in her earning a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences.

Angie Dickinson

Angie Dickinson first appeared on screen in the 1950s, and although she was relegated to smaller supporter roles at first, it was clear to many audiences that she would soon become a leading lady.

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Sure enough, in 1959, Dickinson got her first big role in the 1959 film Rio Bravo, playing the one named character of Feathers. Afterwards she became one of the 1960s leading ladies, most recognizable for her work in Gun The Man Down and Dressed to Kill.

Anne Robinson

Many Americans likely haven’t heard of her, but Anne Robinson is a famous television personality in Great Britain. There, she is lovingly referred to as “The Queen of Mean,” for the way she brutally dismissed contestants while hosting The Weakest Link.

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Since then she has continued to host television shows, where UK audiences tune in to see what clever line the Queen of Mean has up her sleeve. Currently she’s the host of a quiz show called Test The Nation.