The Top 8 Movie Stars of the 1940s

Laurence Olivier: In 1907, Laurence Olivier was born in England. He started his acting career on stage, making him possibly one of the most well-known cinema stars of the 1940s.

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Joan Fontaine: 1917 saw the birth of Joan Fontaine in Tokyo, Japan. The name Joan de Beuvoir de Havilland was her given name. When Fontaine was younger, she lived in Japan.

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Charles Chaplin: Charles Chaplin is one of the greatest actors of the silent film era. He began his acting career at the age of eight after being born in England in 1889.

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Paulette Goddard: In 1910, Paulette Goddard was born in New York. She started her modeling career at age 13. Everyone who encountered her was enthralled by her talent and beauty.

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Katharine Hepburn: Even though Katharine Hepburn had a very successful career, her role as Jo March in "_Little Women_" stands out as one of her most iconic roles.

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Irene Dunne: Irene Dunne, the First Lady of Hollywood, was born in Kentucky in 1898. Her father died when she was still a little child, and her family relocated to Madison, Indiana.

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Margaret Sullivan: In Virginia, Margaret Sullavan was born in 1909. She started her professional career as a star in Hello Lola on Broadway and with the University Players at Harvard.

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Henry Fonda: In 1905, Henry Fonda was born. He had set his sights on being a journalist in his early years. When it didn't work out, he worked as a mechanic, scenic designer, and window dresser.

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