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Apr 1, 2010

Ladies of the 80s Tournament - Round 1: Cindy Morgan (3) vs. Jami Gertz (6)

Previous results: Down goes Franklin! Down goes Franklin! LeBrock cleaned house, winning 23-9. Click here to view the updated full bracket.

Cindy Morgan

Comments: Here are some snippets from The Moviezzz Blog's "Whatever Happened To?" entry for Cindy Morgan:

"Whether she was aware of it at the time or not, Cindy Morgan made two great acting decisions early on to generate two diverse fan bases... Cindy began her career with two iconic films [Caddyshack and TRON], still being watched and talked about today...So, right there, she made herself a favorite of both sports fans...and computer geeks."

Those two were really the only marks on pop culture that Morgan really made, but they were more than enough. As a bonus (if you like podcasts), I'd also recommend natsukashi's interview with her done late last year - she proves herself just as appealing now as then, and seems genuinely flattered by all the attention, even all these years later.
80s Highlights: Caddyshack, TRON

Jami Gertz

Breakdown: I know Gertz more for her single-episode appearance on Seinfeld and her co-starring role as the whiny soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend in Twister than for her 80s resume, but that's only because my viewing of her filmography is so lacking. Suffice it to say that she managed to find herself in a number of the decade's seminal films (at a pretty young age) and no one will ever understand how she got stuck playing the wife to fatty Brit Mark Addy in that CBS sitcom few years back.
80s Highlights: Sixteen Candles, Less Than Zero, The Lost Boys, Quicksilver

9 people have chosen wisely: on "Ladies of the 80s Tournament - Round 1: Cindy Morgan (3) vs. Jami Gertz (6)"

Fletch said...

Wow - who flipped the seeds? This thing could be over already. Poor Cindy...big time upset, I say.

Reel Whore said...

Cindy got my vote...fond Caddyshack memories. Wait, I totally mispelled that, mammaries is what i meant to say.

J.D. said...

Love Cindy Morgan. I voted fer her. She was la-licious in CADDYSHACK.

Joseph B. said...

mmm.. Jami Gertz. I still have a crush on that woman. Loved her since "Solarbabies" and even watched the tv show "Still Standing" just for her.

Mrs Fletch said...

After seeing Lost Boys, I wanted to BE Jamie Gertz.

Nick said...

Go Gertz!

Haha...I made a pun.

TheAnswerMVP2001 said...

I went with Cindy, Gertz in my opinon is hotter after the 80's and even now.

Fletch said...

I was the first voter (I think) and I picked Gertz cause I wanted to help make it a close race (and I was legitimately tossed up). Little did I know what a rout it would be for Gertz. Now I feel bad for Cindy. She deserved better.

Mikey Cypher said...

I'd most like hit it with both of them LOL!