Top Box Office Stars in Classic Movies Made Every Year Since 1945

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1945: Ray Milland
> Most famous movie(s) with Ray Milland made in 1945: The Lost Weekend
> Domestic box office of most famous movie(s) with Ray Milland: $11,000,000

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1946: Cary Grant
> Most famous movie(s) with Cary Grant made in 1946: Notorious
> Domestic box office of most famous movie(s) with Cary Grant: $24,464,742

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1947: Rita Hayworth
> Most famous movie(s) with Rita Hayworth made in 1947: The Lady from Shanghai
> Domestic box office of most famous movie(s) with Rita Hayworth: $10,000

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1948: John Wayne
> Most famous movie(s) with John Wayne made in 1948: Red River
> Domestic box office of most famous movie(s) with John Wayne: $9,012,000

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1949: Orson Welles
> Most famous movie(s) with Orson Welles made in 1949: The Third Man
> Domestic box office of most famous movie(s) with Orson Welles: $450,000

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