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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A Final Four Primer

Here are some facts and numbers are our final four finalists (Stanwyck, De Havilland, Monroe and Taylor) who are competing in the 2018 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney.




BARBARA STANWYCK
30'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record (23-7)
Number of Final Four appearances: this is her 3rd Final Four
(lost to Bette Davis 49-47 in 2014 championship match,
lost to Audrey Hepburn 52-45 in 2017 semi-final match)
2018 matches:
defeated Jeanette MacDonald 63-27
defeated Norma Shearer 58-35
defeated Una Merkel 65-32
defeated Myrna Loy 55-47
what's at stake: to continue the dominance of the 30's era actresses
who have won 3 of the 7 previous tourneys


 VS

MARILYN MONROE
50'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record (12-5)
Number of Final Four appearances: this is Marilyn's first Final Four
2018 matches:
defeated Dorothy Dandridge 42-40
defeated Debbie Reynolds 51-45
defeated Deborah Kerr 51-46
defeated Susan Hayward 56-44
what's at stake: could become only the 2nd actress to win in
their first final four appearance since Irene Dunne did in 2011

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OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND
40'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record (14-5)
Number of final four appearance: this is Olivia's first final four
2018 matches:
defeated Rosalind Russell 54-32
defeated Lauren Bacall 48-46
defeated Judy Garland 52-45
defeated Gene Tierney 53-49
what's at stake: would become the 3rd actress from the 40's era to win the 
championship, joining Bette Davis and Greer Garson
VS
ELIZABETH TAYLOR 
60'S ERA CHAMPION
Lifetime Tourney Record (17-5)
Number of Final Four appearances: this is Liz's 3rd Final Four
(lost to Bette Davis in 2014 semi-final match 46-25
lost to Audrey Hepburn 51-47 in 2017 championship match)
2018 matches:
defeated Diana Rigg 49-27
defeated Shirley Jones 56-35
defeated Julie Andrews 55-42
defeated Shirley MacLaine 57-45
what's at stake: would become only the 2nd actress from the 60's era to win, 
joining Natalie Wood



The Final Four begins Thursday, April 5th at 7pm

1 comment:

Faith Girdler said...

This is gonna be the toughest decision ever!!

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