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Saturday, July 20, 2019

The 2019 Final Four Favorite Classic Movie Actresses Tournament

We have arrived at the most exciting part of the tourney which is The Final Four. And it's another star studded affair. Myrna Loy, Olivia de Havilland, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. Below is a primer on the history of these ladies involved and then the polls are below to vote on.


MYRNA LOY 
30'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record (24-11)
Number of Final Four appearances:  this is Myrna's 3rd Final Four appearance 
2015 (she lost to Natalie Wood)
2016 (she lost to Doris Day)
what's at stake: to continue the dominance of the 30's era actresses
who have won 4 of the 8 previous tourneys

VS
GRACE KELLY
50'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record (28-7)
Number of Final Four Appearances: this is Grace's 3rd Final Four appearance
2011 (she lost to Irene Dunne)
2012 (she lost to Ginger Rogers)
what's at stake: would become only the 3rd actress from the 50's era to win alongside Doris Day and Audrey Hepburn


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 OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND
40'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record (17-9)
Number of final four appearances: this is Olivia's 2nd final four
lost to Barbara Stanwyck in 2018
what's at stake: would become the 3rd actress from the 40's era to win the 
championship, joining Bette Davis and Greer Garson

VS
 ELIZABETH TAYLOR 
60'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record (20-9)
Number of Final Four appearances: this is Liz's 4th Final Four
lost to Bette Davis in 2014)
lost to Audrey Hepburn 51-47 in 2017
lost to Olivia de Havilland in 2018
what's at stake: would become only the 2nd actress from the 60's era to win, 
joining Natalie Wood







Wednesday, July 3, 2019

RD 1 (1930's era) of the 2019 Classic Movie Actress Tourney

Here we go with rd 1 in the 1930's era bracket..














The 9th Annual Classic Movie Actress Tourney begins tomorrow..

Ok earlier in the year I posted I would be moving my annual tourney from it's traditional March start to July. And here is July. The only other change I have made is that I cut down the number of contestants from 64 to 32. 8 top actresses from each era of the 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's.  Here are the actresses chosen to compete this year:






1930's:
Myrna Loy (top seed)

Norma Shearer
Marlene Dietrich
Hattie McDaniel
Joan Crawford
Jean Arthur
Jean Harlow
Greta Garbo

1940's:
Olivia de Havilland (top seed)
Katharine Hepburn
Esther Williams
Ava Gardner
Judy Garland
Gene Tierney
Ingrid Bergman
Lauren Bacall

1950's:
Marilyn Monroe (top seed)
Lana Turner
Grace Kelly
Deborah Kerr
Eleanor Parker
Dorothy Dandridge
Thelma Ritter
Susan Hayward

1960's:
Elizabeth Taylor (top seed)
Shirley MacLaine
Catherine Deneuve
Julie Andrews
Shirley Jones
Faye Dunaway
Jean Simmons
Romy Schneider

The first matches taking place in the 30's era starts tomorrow


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