AFI 100 Years 100 Stars Official Results
The American Film Institute has completed its 100 Years, 100 Stars presentation, and here are the official results of their poll of experts, in reverse order of finish:
25. William Holden
25. Ava Gardner
The program has only been over for less than an hour as I write this, but here are some immediate reactions:
- Most obvious ommissions: Actors – Frank Sinatra, Alec Guinness. Actresses – Myrna Loy, Olivia De Havilland.
- Biggest surprises: Actors – Jimmy Stewart finishing 3rd instead of 1st; John Wayne out of the top ten. Actresses – Greta Garbo finishing 5th; Mae West making the list at all.
- On the Classic Movies Top 25, but missing from the official results: Actors – William Powell, Frank Sinatra, Charlton Heston, Tyrone Power, Errol Flynn, Bob Hope. Actresses: Maureen O’Hara, Lucille Ball, Doris Day, Myrna Loy, Olivia De Havilland, Deborah Kerr.
- Exact or within one spot of the position on the Classic Movies list: Actors – Sidney Poitier, Laurence Olivier, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant. Actresses – Judy Garland, Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn.
- My most accurate prediction: Katharine Hepburn as #1 actress.
- My least accurate prediction: That Lucille Ball would be on the list.
- My biggest thrill: Bogie is #1!
- My biggest disappointment: Barbara Stanwyck not in the top ten.