Top Box Office Stars: 1932 to 1939 (PART 1)

Hello my dearest readers! Today I am going to share with you the A-List Actors & Actresses of the big screen from the 1930s to the 1980s. I will share big names during that time and you’ll notice how some stayed with the Box Office for several years! Although, because there are so many of them, I decided to put this into parts, being that I’ll be starting from the 1930s and ending in the 1980s; the post would be WAY too long. So there will be ten stars for each year, starting with 1932. So, without further adieu, let’s get this show on the road!

1932:

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  1. MARIE DRESSLER
  2. JANET GAYNOR
  3. JOAN CRAWFORD
  4. CHARLES FARRELL
  5. GRETA GARBO
  6. NORMA SHEARER
  7. WALLACE BEERY
  8. CLARK GABLE
  9. WILL ROGERS
  10. JOE E. BROWN

1933:

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  1. MARIE DRESSLER
  2. WILL ROGERS
  3. JANET GAYNOR
  4. EDDIE CANTOR
  5. WALLACE BEERY
  6. JEAN HARLOW
  7. CLARK GABLE
  8. MAE WEST
  9. NORMA SHEARER
  10. JOAN CRAWFORD

1934:

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  1. WILL ROGERS
  2. CLARK GABLE
  3. JANET GAYNOR
  4. WALLACE BEERY
  5. MAE WEST
  6. JOAN CRAWFORD
  7. BING CROSBY
  8. SHIRLEY TEMPLE
  9. MARIE DRESSLER
  10. NORMA SHEARER

1935:

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  1. SHIRLEY TEMPLE
  2. WILL ROGERS
  3. CLARK GABLE
  4. FRED ASTAIRE/GINGER ROGERS
  5. JOAN CRAWFORD
  6. CLAUDETTE COLBERT
  7. DICK POWELL
  8. WALLACE BEERY
  9. JOE E. BROWN
  10. JAMES CAGNEY

1936:

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  1. SHIRLEY TEMPLE
  2. CLARK GABLE
  3. FRED ASTAIRE/GINGER ROGERS
  4. ROBERT TAYLOR
  5. JOE E. BROWN
  6. DICK POWELL
  7. JOAN CRAWFORD
  8. CLAUDETTE COLBERT
  9. JEANETTE MACDONALD
  10. GARY COOPER

1937:

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  1. SHIRLEY TEMPLE
  2. CLARK GABLE
  3. ROBERT TAYLOR
  4. BING CROSBY
  5. WILLIAM POWELL
  6. JANE WITHERS
  7. FRED ASTAIRE/GINGER ROGERS
  8. SONJA HENIE
  9. GARY COOPER
  10. MYRNA LOY

1938:

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  1. SHIRLEY TEMPLE
  2. CLARK GABLE
  3. SONJA HENIE
  4. MICKEY ROONEY
  5. SPENCER TRACY
  6. ROBERT TAYLOR
  7. MYRNA LOY
  8. JANE WITHERS
  9. ALICE FAYE
  10. TYRONE POWER

1939:

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  1. MICKEY ROONEY
  2. TYRONE POWER
  3. SPENCER TRACY
  4. CLARK GABLE
  5. SHIRLEY TEMPLE
  6. BETTE DAVIS
  7. ALICE FAYE
  8. ERROL FLYNN
  9. JAMES CAGNEY
  10. SONJA HENIE

Alright, so this is it for the 1930s, and if you notice as this list progresses, the stars certainly fluctuate, did you see it? Also looks as though Shirley Temple kept it pretty consistent for a good four years! And although her name dropped to number three for the box Office Hits in 1939, she still kept it up there for a bit. Anyhow, be on the look out for Part 2-6, they’ll be up soon!

Thanks for reading!

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