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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Irene Dunne defeats Vivien Leigh and becomes the Favorite Classic Movie Actress of ALL GOOD THINGS

Irene Dunne, or as my friend Renata calls her, Dunnie defeated Scarlett O'Hara herself, Vivien Leigh 55-42 to become the favorite actress of All Good Things. It was a wild tournament and Dunnie proved to be very resilent. She took down some very popular actresses en route to her victory. And what made this victory even more impressive was that Irene was seeded 10th when this tournament began. In the silent/30's era bracket, she defeated Clara Bow, Barbara Stanwyck, Claudette Colbert and even my girl Carole Lombard in that era's final match. That match had a little controversy as the poll allowed fans to vote more than once and caused Carole to surge ahead of Irene in the matter of minutes after being down by a considerable margin. So the poll had to be re-started and Dunnie won out 58-43 as the most votes of the entire tournament was logged during this match. I felt bad that Carole lost but being how Irene is my second favorite actress, I now had her to pull for. Then Irene had to wait on the other final four finalists and she would face Princess Grace Kelly in the semi-final and won that match 39-33 which turned out to be a thriller. And now in the championship match Dunnie took on Vivien Leigh, who had an equally impressive run in this tournament, knocking off Ann Sheridan, Lauren Bacall, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman and Natalie Wood. Dunnie led for most of the match and pulled away during the last day to post an impressive win. So congratulations to Irene Dunne as she becomes All Good Things Favorite Actress of all time. I know that will make all Irene fans happy and three girls named Renata, Janine, and Desiree positively crazy with joy. Thanks to everyone for making this tournament a huge success. And don't forget the men will have their own tourney in June.

9 comments:

Audrey said...

I'm really surprised that Irene won. I had no idea she was so popular!

I thought this tournament was a lot of fun and I will be looking forward to the men's turn. :)

The Lady Eve said...

Bravo, Irene! Five Oscar nominations for Best Actress and no wins - it's a crime. A wonderfully gifted actress who excelled at comedy ("The Awful Truth," a masterpiece) as well as drama ("I Remember Mama"), melodrama ("Pennies Serenade") and everything in between.

Frl. Irene Palfy said...

*hihi* It's an Irene!! (Sorry, I had to do this.)

In the first it was quite tight between the finalist - very, very exciting.

Can't wait for the man.. ;")

Renata said...

I am sooooo happy about this, Monty!!! To be quite honest I never thought she was going to win hehehe cause the competition was too hard bu I am so proud of my Dunnie and seeing your page made my day!!!! Janine is here with me now and we both are so happy!! Congrats DUnnie, you are the BEST!

Dawn said...

Congrats, Irene!! I think my favorite movie of hers is, "Pennies Serenade".

Shabbychicdiva said...

Congrats to Irene! She's amazing and I love her! My favorite movie would have to be The Awful Truth with Cary Grant♥

Desiree said...

Ahhh, I'm so glad to see she won!!! How exciting. She seems underrated compared to Vivien so this is an exciting and unique win :)

KC said...

That was a fun month Monty! I'd have never bet on Irene, but I do think she deserves the love. I'm looking forward to seeing how the fellas measure up!

Patti said...

I have to admit to being surprised by Irene's win. I didn't know she was so popular. My favorite of her movies is hands-down "Penny Serenade." She touches my heart in that one. Next fave is "Magnificent Obsession."

This tourney was so much fun, Monty. Looking forward to the guys' one in June.

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