CAROLE LOMBARD - My Favorite Actress

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Vivien Leigh, Katharine Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman make early exits...oh my!

Vivien is visibly upset after losing to Gene Tierney

Some major upsets occurred in the 40’s era second round yesterday. The biggest being Vivien Leigh losing to Gene Tierney. Leigh, who made it to the final four last year, had no answer for Tierney. After leading early on day one, Leigh lost momentum and could not keep pace. Tierney quieted all the naysayers who didn’t think she had a chance at all of taking down Scarlett O’Hara. Well she did..and quite convincingly, might I add.

                                   Kate ponders what happened in her loss to Olivia yesterday

How did the ‘great’ Kate Hepburn do? Not too good. Hepburn lost to Olivia de Havilland and like Leigh, led early after the first day. But then Olivia started making her move, overtook Kate and never looked back. So looks like Melanie and not Scarlett will be continuing on in the tourney.

Ingrid heads home after her unexpected loss

And finally, much loved favorite Ingrid Bergman got hammered by Lauren Bacall. Bergman, who was one match away from making the final four last year, stumbled out of the gate immediately against Bacall and never recovered.

So three big actresses have now been eliminated and sent home. And Leigh makes the first final four contender to not make it back to the dance. We’ll see how Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood and Irene Dunne fare in their matches for the rest of the tourney.


Laura said...

My poor Vivien! At least Gene is a worthy opponent, as is all the other winners.

Patti said...

Yes, some shocks here, that's for sure. The next few days should be quite interesting, as when I put in my vote this morning, Thelma Ritter was actually ahead of Marilyn Monroe. Imagine that!!

Kristen said...

I'm shocked Katherine got kicked out, especially considering I've seen so many of her movies and only one of De Havilland's. Although yay on my girl Lauren Bacall pulling through!

Rachel said...

Wow, can't believe Ingrid got taken down. The Bacall fans are fierce indeed.

Margaret Perry said...

Excuse me, but why isn't Katharine Hepburn not on your list of favorite actresses? Do we need to have a talk?

Margaret Perry said...

*I meant "why is KH not..."


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