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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2005 12:23 pm | Updated: 9:36 am, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

NEW YORK - Sorry Johnny, Oprah and Madonna - you just missed the cut. Variety ranks the top 10 entertainment icons of the century in a new commemorative issue marking the trade publication's 100th anniversary.

The Beatles were dubbed the no. 1 icon in the issue, currently on newsstands.

Following the Fab Four, the top 10 is rounded out by Louis Armstrong, Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Mouse and Elvis Presley.

Variety also lists 90 more icons, though not ranked. It includes Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Bob Dylan, the Marx Brothers, Johnny Carson, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna and others.

Bugs Bunny did not make Variety's list, but Pac Man did. The most contemporary choices were Kurt Cobain, Tupac Shakur and Quentin Tarantino.

The lone animal named an icon? Lassie, much to Alf's dismay.

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