The first eight matches in Round One of March Madness are complete. No surprises, except that there were no surprises. The higher seeded actress here in the 1950s bracket handily won every match. The numbers:
Doris Day def. Ann Miller, 44-19
Marilyn Monroe def. Kay Kendall, 43-18
Debbie Reynolds def. Betty Hutton, 49-13
Cyd Charisse def. Dorothy Dandridge, 37-21
Deborah Kerr def. Jennifer Jones, 50-11
Janet Leigh def. June Allyson, 46-13
Eleanor Parker def. Jean Hagen, 48-11
Thelma Ritter def. Anne Baxter, 41-18
The rest of round one commences tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. Wakey wakey!
Named for Katie-Bar-The-Door, the Katies are "alternate Oscars"—who should have been nominated, who should have won—but really they're just an excuse to write a history of the movies from the Silent Era to the present day.
To see a list of nominees and winners by decade, as well as links to my essays about them, click the highlighted links:
Look at me—Joe College, with a touch of arthritis. Are my eyes really brown? Uh, no, they're green. Would we have the nerve to dive into the icy water and save a person from drowning? That's a key question. I, of course, can't swim, so I never have to face it. Say, haven't you anything better to do than to keep popping in here early every morning and asking a lot of fool questions?