Movie Stars: Decline, Retirement, Death of Major Hollywood Players

Research in Progress: Sep 17, 2021

Movie Stars: Decline, Retirement, Death

1930: Lon Chaney died

1936: John Gilbert died

1939: Douglas Fairbanks died

1940?: Janet Gaynor retired

1941: Norma Shearer retired

1941: Garbo retired

1942: John Barrymore died; Carol Lombard died

1943: Leslie Howard died

1952: John Garfield died (aged 47)

1954: Betty Grable, last successful movie

1955: James Dean died

1957: Humphrey Bogart died

1958: Ronald Colman died

1959: Errol Flynn died

1960: Clark Gable died (aged 59)

1961: Gary Cooper died, aged 60; James Cagney retired

1962: Marilyn Monroe died

1963:

1964: Alan Ladd died

1965:

1966: Cary Grant retired (age 62); Monty Clift died

1967: Buster Keaton died; Paul Muni died

1968: Spencer Tracy died

1969: Robert Taylor retired

1976: John Wayne died

 

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