Friday, April 6, 2012
Championship Match is now set...GINGER ROGERS vs NATALIE WOOD
Well, well, well..if you had told me at the start of the favorite classic movie actress tournament, featuring 128 women, that the final match would be between Ginger Rogers and Judy Garland, I would have said no way! But that was what it was looking like up until 5 hours ago. While Ginger made it, Judy faltered down the stretch. Natalie Wood, who had been down the entire match since day one, made a furious comeback on the final day to beat Judy 140-130. So Wood, who was in the final four last year, only to lose to Vivien Leigh in a semi-final match, now is headed to the championship match. And she will need to bring her A game as Ginger Rogers has been rolling in the tourney ever since she knocked off defending champion Irene Dunne. So as we get set for the final match which will begin on Saturday morning, here is how the ladies got here to the promised land.
GINGER ROGERS (30'S ERA CHAMPION)
Defeated Joan Blondell 58-30
Hattie McDaniel 85-42
Irene Dunne 264-214
Greta Garbo 177-78
Carole Lombard 141-94
Grace Kelly 184-56
As you can see Ginger's fans came out when she battled Irene Dunne and never went away as she
has steamrolled over everyone else...
NATALIE WOOD (60'S ERA CHAMPION)
Defeated Stella Stevens 52-9
Hayley Mills 57-29
Jane Fonda 65-59
Catherine Deneuve 53-32
Jean Simmons 45-25
Judy Garland 140-130
Natalie had only one real nail biter before her match with Judy and that was against Jane Fonda in round three where she prevailed by 6 votes. But this comeback victory over Judy Garland has to be one of her biggest wins, as it gets her into the final match for the very first time. Way to go Natalie!