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Sunday, April 17, 2016

It's Greer Garson vs Doris Day for all the marbles....

It's been another great tourney and now we have arrived at the final match. 40's era champion Greer Garson vs 50's era champion Doris Day. Some important milestones for both ladies have been achieved this tourney so I wanted to give everyone the stats and achievements that were accomplished. First Greer set a new record for most votes achieved during the first 6 matches with a whopping 1516 votes, shattering the previous mark set by Natalie Wood last year of 1093 votes. And let's not forget about her record setting match with Rosalind Russell which yielded the most votes on any match in tourney history with 1058 votes. Greer also joins the group of women to have competed in back to back final fours. She joins Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Myrna Loy, Bette Davis and Natalie Wood. But Bette Davis is still the only woman to appear in back to back championship matches. Go Bette! Meanwhile Doris Day achieved some memorable stats as well. She currently has 24 wins in tourney play, second only to Grace Kelly's 25 and if she wins, Doris will tie Grace in that distinction. And Doris joins the list of actresses to compete in multiple final fours along with Myrna Loy, Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood, Bette Davis, Greer Garson, and Audrey Hepburn. Ok here are the numbers that Greer and Doris achieved in this year's tourney


GREER GARSON
40'S ERA CHAMPION
Tourney record: 11-5
Number of Final Fours: 2
How she got here:
defeated Esther Williams 74-17
defeated Rita Hayworth 125-34
defeated Katharine Hepburn 362-173
defeated Olivia de Havilland 196-128
defeated Rosalind Russell 601-457
defeated Julie Andrews 158-101
total votes accumulated so far: 1516
What's at stake for her: This marks Greer second consecutive final four appearance and now her first championship match. That proved to be the winning formula for Natalie Wood's win last year, will it work for Greer as well?


VS
DORIS DAY
50'S ERA CHAMPION
Tourney record: 24-5
Number of Final Fours: 2
How she got here:
defeated Jane Powell 74-13
defeated Marilyn Monroe 79-36
defeated Debbie Reynolds 65-27
defeated Thelma Ritter 52-37
defeated Deborah Kerr 194-63
defeated Myrna Loy 169-139
total votes accumulated so far: 633
What's at stake for her: This marks Doris first championship match after reaching two Final Fours. If she wins, she would represent the first actress from the 50's era to win. All previous winners have come from the 30's era (three times), the 40's era (once) and the 60's era (once)


The championship match poll can now be voted on and the match will run through Thursday evening at 6pm. Good luck to both women!

10 comments:

Tracy Giesecke said...

Gosh I hope that formula definitely helps Greer to a win this year! I'm so happy she made it to the championship round :)
Ps, gorgeous photo of GG by the way ;)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Voted! Not looking good for my sweet Doris! :(

Anonymous said...

I hope Doris wins!

Anonymous said...

It's like comparing apples and oranges, they're both wonderful, but Doris is an original. There's never been anyone like her. Great in musicals, comedies, suspense films and dramas, and a personality that jumps off the screen. I can't think of anyone else who is so universally loved and admired.

Karen Severino said...

Doris Day is 100 times more talented then Greer Garson! She did both comedy and drama, sings like no other, and could dance as well! This is a mo brainer...Doris Day...all the way!

Karen Severino said...

Doris Day is 100 times more talented then Greer Garson! She did both comedy and drama, sings like no other, and could dance as well! This is a mo brainer...Doris Day...all the way!

Donna Addison said...

Why is the poll always closed? No matter when I check and before 6pm Thursday when it supposedly closes, it is closed. I have shared it in numerous groups and we want to vote. Doris Day.

Montaldo Hawes said...

I had to restart the match so the new poll is in the post right above this one. Please share that one with your group donna..

Montaldo Hawes said...

I had to restart the match so the new poll is in the post right above this one. Please share that one with your group donna..

Anonymous said...

I may be daft but how do you vote?
Thanks
Lucy

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