CAROLE LOMBARD - My Favorite Actress

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Third time's the charm for Natalie as she is crowned Favorite Classic Movie Actress of 2015

It took three Final Four trips but Natalie Wood finally won the Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney. She defeated Myrna Loy 323-173 to secure her place in the winners circle. She joins an elite company of Irene Dunne, Ginger Rogers, Carole Lombard and Bette Davis, who won previously. And Natalie set records while doing it. First she notched her 23rd victory, placing her #1 all-time most winning actress, one win above Grace Kelly who has 22. Next she accumulated 1416 votes in the 7 matches she competed in for this year's tourney. She blew away the previous record of 1093 votes set by Ginger back in 2012. Natalie also holds the records for most matches competed in with 28. So congratulations to Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko on becoming the Favorite Classic Movie Actress of 2015. Thanks to Desiree, Virginie and John for helping me with the tourney this year and hope everyone had a fun time! See you next March!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

It will be Myrna Loy vs Natalie Wood for the crown of 2015 Favorite Classic Movie Actress

After falling behind in their respective matches earlier during the week, Myrna Loy and Natalie Wood stormed back to win and now will face each other in the championship match. Myrna Loy defeated Audrey Hepburn 305-234 while Natalie Wood defeated the red hot Greer Garson 543-318. Yep you read those final numbers right. The amount of votes logged were record-setting thanks to several fan-bases spreading the word about their favorites. From Blogger to Facebook to Tumblr to Twitter, word got around fast to produce some huge numbers. Now Natalie Wood after two previous final four trips, finally broke through to appear in her first championship match. While Myrna Loy will be trying to become the 4th actress from the 30's era to hoist the trophy as Favorite Classic Movie Actress. She would join Irene Dunne, Ginger Rogers and Carole Lombard in that achievement. Here are the stats for the two women that will start their match tomorrow morning.

Tourney record: 22-5
Number of final fours: 3
How she got here:
defeated Rita Moreno 94-20
defeated Paula Prentiss 92-10
defeated Julie Andrews 104-35
defeated Ann-Margret 119-25
defeated Shirley MacLaine 141-29
defeated Greer Garson 543-318
total votes accumulated so far 1093
What's at stake for her: Natalie has appeared in three final fours and
this is her first championship match. If she ever wanted to win the
crown, then this is it.


Tourney record: 16-4
Number of final fours: 1st time
How she got here:
defeated Virginia Weidler 61-6
defeated Eleanor Powell 79-8
defeated Shirley Temple 57-18
defeated Barbara Stanwyck 79-58
defeated Jean Arthur 57-39
defeated Audrey Hepburn 305-234
total votes accumulated so far 638
What's at stake for her: to continue the dominance of 30's era actress champions,
as 3 of the 4 past tourney champions have come from the 
30's era

The championship match begins tomorrow morning and will
run through next Saturday! Good luck to both Natalie and Myrna!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Final Four Matches are now underway...

Here are the two matches that have just can vote on the sidebar to the right.
Matches will run through Saturday afternoon! Good luck ladies! Please note that the records associated with each actress is their total wins/losses over the course of five tourneys. And that the seeds of the actresses are their overall ranking in their respective eras.

#3 MYRNA LOY (15-4) 
Myrna's 1st Final Four appearance

Audrey's 2nd Final Four appearance
#2 NATALIE WOOD (21-5)
Natalie's 3rd Final Four appearance

Greer's 1st Final Four appearance

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The FINAL FOUR is now set

The Elite Eight round is now complete and we have our finalists for this year's final four! In the 30's era, it was Myrna Loy defeating Jean Arthur 57-39, marking Myrna's first trip to a final four. In the 40's era, it was red hot Greer Garson staging a late rally to overtake Rosalind Russell and win 89-71. That gives Greer her 5th win this tourney, as previously she had no wins prior from the first four tourneys. In the 50's era, it was a rematch from last year between Audrey Hepburn and Doris Day with the same results as Audrey defeated Doris 35-20. Only difference was last year it ended on Doris Day's birthday. And finally in the 60's era, it was Natalie Wood crushing Shirley MacLaine 140-29, sending Natalie back to the final four for a 3rd time. So the match-ups in the final four as tradition states will be the 30's era winner vs the 50's era winner which is Myrna Loy vs Audrey Hepburn. And the 40's era winner vs the 60's era winner, Greer Garson vs Natalie Wood. Audrey is the only  #1 seed to make it to final four. And Audrey is only the 4th actress to be in consecutive final fours. She joins Bette Davis, Grace Kelly and Natalie Wood in that distinction. The other three # 1 seeds were Barbara Stanwyck, Olivia de Havilland and Elizabeth Taylor that failed in their bid to reach the final four.Greer is the long shot, ranked #6. Matches will begin tomorrow morning and take place here on All Good Things. 


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