|James Stewart made the Top 5.|
Plus, it's hard to argue against including most of these stars. Marilyn Monroe went from a supporting actress to a mega-star in the 1950s. Audrey Hepburn only had a few starring roles during the decade, but her performances included some of her most beloved ones (e.g., Roman Holiday, Sabrina).
Of the male stars, James Stewart had one of the best decades ever by an actor. He appeared in two of Hitchcock's finest (Vertigo and Rear Window) and helped redefine the Western genre with his collaborations with director Anthony Mann.
As for the star at No. 1, well, he was already pretty big. In fact, he was the top choice in our Greatest Stars of the 1940s poll. Without further delay, here's the Top 10, starting from the bottom and working our way to the top:
10. Gregory Peck
9. William Holden
8. Humphrey Bogart
7. Doris Day
6. Gene Kelly
5. Marlon Brando
4. James Stewart
3. Audrey Hepburn
2. Marilyn Monroe
And the Greatest Star of the 1950s: Cary Grant at No. 1!
Do you agree? As always, feedback is appreciated.