March 7th, 2013

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Cast your vote for Carole!

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The 2013 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney began a few days ago, but for Carole Lombard fans, it started in earnest Wednesday evening, when voting began in the "Funny Ladies" division where Carole is top-seeded. So you'll see this and other banners at this site, urging people to vote on Lombard's behalf. Go to to cast your ballot.

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As of midnight (Eastern), Lombard has a 16-0 lead on eighth seed Margaret Dumont, the Marx Brothers' favorite dowager...or should that be victim?

In other division matches, fourth seed Jean Harlow leads another Margaret (fifth-seeded Sullavan), 12-3; things look good for another Jean (third seed Arthur), who's leading sixth-seeded "best friend" Una Merkel, 11-4; and number-two Myrna Loy is, like Lombard, also posting an early shutout, far ahead of number seven Thelma Todd, 17-0.

In the other division, "Singers/Dancers," top seed Shirley Temple is drubbing number eight Bebe Daniels, 12-2; fourth-seeded Eleanor Powell is doing likewise to fifth seed Luise Rainer, 13-2; number six Ruby Keeler so far is surprising third-seeded Mae West, 9-6; and seventh seed Joan Blondell is well ahead of number two Jeanette MacDonald, 14-1.

Voting in both divisions continues through Saturday afternoon. Here are final results from other brackets (which have the second half of their first-round play underway):

Claudette Colbert 61, Joan Crawford 42
Marlene Dietrich 54, Ann Dvorak 51
Norma Shearer 51, Glenda Farrell 48
Greta Garbo 60, Dolores Del Rio 32
Kay Francis 54, Louise Brooks 32
Gloria Swanson 46, Clara Bow 45
Lillian Gish 56, Mary Pickford 37
Barbara Stanwyck 43, Miriam Hopkins 7 (disqualification)

Bette Davis 55, Jane Wyman 4
Vivien Leigh 49, Joan Fontaine 15
Ingrid Bergman 45, Greer Garson 14
Olivia de Havilland 43, Katharine Hepburn 25
Judy Garland 51, Margaret O'Brien 8
Ann Miller 37, Donna Reed 28
Teresa Wright 43, June Allyson 10
Virginia Mayo 35, Jeanne Crain 27

Audrey Hepburn 55, Pier Angeli 0 (the first-ever tourney shutout)
Deborah Kerr 48, Jean Peters 7
Anne Francis 26, Sophia Loren 25
Janet Leigh 28, Kim Novak 27
Marilyn Monroe 42, Mamie Van Doren 11
Grace Kelly 52, Diana Dors 3
Lana Turner 31, Eva Marie Saint 23
Gloria Grahame 38, Jayne Mansfield 16

Natalie Wood 56, Rita Moreno 20
Shirley Jones 45, Shirley MacLaine 42 (the "do call me Shirley" match)
Liza Minnelli 50, Barbra Streisand 35
Ann-Margret 58, Diahann Carroll 15
Catherine Deneuve 43, Jeanne Moreau 22
Liv Ullmann 54, Lila Kedrova 13
Romy Schneider 37, Anna Karina 21
Claudia Cardinale 38, Giulietta Masina 22
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