Carole Lombard is glad to finally capture the roses. After two years of finishing runnerup in the 1930s bracket, she broke through to win in the 2013 version of the Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney. Lombard beat a game challenger and good friend, Barbara Stanwyck, by a 36-27 count.
But things aren't over yet. Carole now advances to the final four, facing '50s champion Doris Day in one semifinal. (Day trounced Ava Gardner, 40-19.) That winner will face either '40s champ Bette Davis (a 25-13 conqueror of Rita Hayworth) or '60s winner Diana Rigg (who topped Shirley Jones, 30-17). The semifinals begin Friday morning and will run through Monday afternoon; you'll be able to vote at http://poohtiger-allgoodthings.blogspot.com/.
So spread the word to your Lombard fan pals that she'll need your vote again (and, if things go well, once more after that). For now, though, celebrate. There's plenty to smile about.