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Monday, December 12, 2011

Classic Stars Match Play #12 - Norma Shearer vs Joan Crawford (a rematch of The Women...oh, boy!)

Uh-oh, here comes a match that screams catfight! Norma Shearer vs Joan Crawford. Remember they shared the screen for the 1939 classic film, The Women, as Shearer played Mary Haines who lost her husband to Crystal Allen (played by Crawford). Mary would eventually win her husband back from Crystal but it made for a fabulous movie. Well, here's the unofficial rematch. Only this time, no man is at stake. Just a match play. Joan has yet to win a match in 2 tries while Norma is 1-1. So this should be a very interesting match. The match begins immediately and runs through Sunday 3 pm EST. Good luck to both women!


Name: Edith Norma Shearer
Birth Date: August 10, 1902 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Height: 5 '1"
Academy Awards: 5 nominations, 1 win - The Divorcee (1930)
Monties: 1 nomination, 0 win (The Divorcee)
My favorite Norma film: The Women, of course
Match play record: 1-1 (beat Marion Davies but then lost to Claudette Colbert in the
30's era of favorite actress tournament)


                                                                        JOAN CRAWFORD

Name: Lucille Fay LeSueur
Birth Date: March 23, 1905 (San Antonio, Texas)
Height: 5' 5"
Academy Awards: 3 nominations, 1 win: Best Actress - Mildred Pierce  (1945)
Monties: 2 nominations, 2 wins: Best Supporting Actress - Grand Hotel (1932)
and The Women (1939)
My favorite Joan film: The Women
Match Play record: 0-2 (come on Joan, time for a win)

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