CAROLE LOMBARD - My Favorite Actress

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The 30's era championship match is set: Barbara Stanwyck vs Carole Lombard

It has come down to the final two actresses in the 30's era bracket, Barbara Stanwyck and Carole Lombard, to decide who will earn a spot in the final four for favorite classic movie actress of 2013. Stanwyck throttled Greta Garbo by the score of 46-14 while Lombard overcame a shaky start to defeat Joan Blondell 39-20. It sets up a dream match-up between the top seeds of their respective categories. Stany represented Pre-Code Babes while Lombard was the top seed of the Funny Ladies category. The match will begin Sunday morning and run through Wednesday evening. 
The other era's matches are winding down and I'll post their final scores once they are completed. Here are some stats for both actresses:

Tourney Record (7-2)
2013 wins so far: 
defeated Greta Garbo 46-14
defeated Norma Shearer 72-9 (biggest margin of victory)
defeated Claudette Colbert 47-25
defeated Miriam Hopkins 43-7 (Hopkins was disqualified due to poll tampering)

Babs has never made it past round 2 in the tourney and she is making
 a most impressive run now! Last year Babs got knocked out in the second round
by Joan Crawford in one of the most thrilling matches in tourney history. The year
before that she lost to Irene Dunne in the second round. So for this year she has
already has more wins than in her first two tourney appearances combined.


Tourney Record (12-3)
2013 wins so far:
defeated Joan Blondell 39-20
defeated Myrna Loy 61-21
defeated Jean Harlow 50-31
defeated Margaret Dumont 58-7 (biggest margin of victory)

With today's win, Carole now has tied Natalie Wood for second place in tourney history with 12 wins. This is the third straight 30's era final match Carole has been involved in. She lost 
both previous times to Irene Dunne and Ginger Rogers, eventual tourney champions.
Is the third time gonna be the charm for Carole? We shall soon find out.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

What a matchup. I keep harking back to Barbara toying with Henry Fonda's hair in The Lady Eve. I dunno...


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