The 100 Greatest TV Stars

  1. Johnny Carson (The Tonight Show)
  2. Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy)
  3. Oprah (The Oprah Winfrey Show)
  4. Walter Cronkite (CBS Evening News)
  5. Jackie Gleason (The Honeymooners)
  6. James Garner (Maverick, The Rockford Files)
  7. Mary Tyler Moore (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
  8. Dick Clark (American Bandstand, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, Pyramid)
  9. Bill Cosby (I Spy, The Bill Cosby Show, Fat Albert, The Cosby Show)
  10. Andy Griffith (The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock)
  11. David Letterman (The Late Show)
  12. Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld)
  13. Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis Murder)
  14. Michael Landon (Little House on the Praire, Bonanza, Highway to Heaven)
  15. Carol Burnett (The Carol Burnett Show)
  16. Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart)
  17. Bob Hope (Various specials, nearly annual Academy Awards host)
  18. Milton Berle (Texaco Star Theatre, The Milton Berle Show)
  19. Howard Cosell (Monday Night Football, assorted sporting events)
  20. Martha Stewart (Martha Stewart Living)
  21. Mike Wallace (60 Minutes)
  22. Dinah Shore (The Dinah Shore Show, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, Dinah!)
  23. George Burns (The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show)
  24. Gracie Allen (The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show)
  25. Ron Howard (The Andy Griffith Show, Happy Days)
  26. Tom Selleck (Magnum P.I., Blue Bloods)
  27. William Shatner (Star Trek, TJ Hooker)
  28. Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
  29. Barbara Walters (Today, The View)
  30. Edward R. Murrow (See It Now)
  31. James Arness (Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won)
  32. Betty White (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls)
  33. Michael J. Fox (Family Ties, Spin City)
  34. Farah Fawcett (Charlie's Angels)
  35. Richard Chamberlain (Dr Kildaire)
  36. Peter Falk (Columbo)
  37. Alan Alda (MASH)
  38. Ed Sullivan (The Ed Sullivan Show)
  39. Robert Young (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby MD)
  40. David Janssen (The Fugitive, Richard Diamond Private Detective, Harry-O)
  41. Carroll O'Connor (All in the Family)
  42. Tom Brokaw (NBC Nightly News)
  43. Don Knotts (The Andy Griffith Show, Three's Company)
  44. Lee Majors (The Big Valley, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy)
  45. Jon Stewart (The Daily Show)
  46. Kelsey Grammer (Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons)
  47. Ted Koppel (Nightline)
  48. Roseanne Barr (Roseanne)
  49. Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Rich Man Poor Man, Roots)
  50. Ted Danson (Cheers, Becker, Bored to Death)
  51. Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser MD, How I Met Your Mother)
  52. David Hasselhoff (Knight Rider, Baywatch)
  53. Simon Cowell (American Idol, The X Factor)
  54. George Clooney (The Facts of Life, Roseanne, ER)
  55. Larry King (Larry King Live)
  56. Susan Lucci (All My Children)
  57. Alex Trebek (Jeopardy)
  58. Terry Savalas (Kojak)
  59. Sid Caeser (Your Show of Shows, Caeser's Hour)
  60. James Gandolfini (The Sopranos)
  61. Bob Barker (Truth or Consequences, The Price is Right)
  62. Jerry Springer (The Jerry Springer Show)
  63. Julia Child (The French Chef)
  64. Phil Donahue (Donahue)
  65. Jennifer Aniston (Friends)
  66. Phil Silvers (The Phil Silvers Show)
  67. Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood)
  68. Patty Duke (The Patty Duke Show)
  69. Lawrence Welk (The Lawrence Welk Show)
  70. Merv Griffin (The Merv Griffin Show)
  71. Bob Costas (NBC Sports)
  72. Cloris Leachman (Lassie, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Phyllis, The Facts of Life, Malcolm in the Middle)
  73. Ed McMahon (The Tonight Show, Star Search)
  74. Raymond Burr (Perry Mason, Ironside)
  75. Conan O'Brien (Late Night)
  76. Joan Rivers (The Joan Rivers Show, Red Carpet)
  77. Ellen Degeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen, The Ellen Show)
  78. Phil Hartman (Saturday Night Live, Newsradio)
  79. John Madden (football commentator)
  80. Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex in the City)
  81. Al Roker (Today)
  82. Jimmy Smits (LA Law, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, Dexter)
  83. Sarah Michelle Geller (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  84. Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune)
  85. Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune)
  86. Ricky Nelson (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet)
  87. Regin Philbin (Regis and Kelly, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?)
  88. Dennis Franz (Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue)
  89. Chris Berman (Sportscenter, assorted sporting events)
  90. Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under, Dexter)
  91. Bryan Cranston (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad)
  92. Judith Sheindlin (Judge Judy)
  93. Jay Leno (The Tonight Show)
  94. Andy Rooney (60 Minutes)
  95. Hugh Laurie (House)
  96. John Forsythe (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty)
  97. Penny Marshall (Laverne & Shirley, The Odd Couple)
  98. George Reeves (Adventures of Superman)
  99. Chuck Woolery (Wheel of Fortune, Love Connection, Scrabble)
  100. Tony Randall (The Odd Couple, Mr Peepers, The Tony Randall Show)
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