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June Allyson
 Roles turned down by June Allyson:

Dragon Seed
Allyson was originally thought of for the lead. When it was learned Katharine Hepburn wanted to play the role, newcomer Allyson was replaced.
Actor who got the part: Katharine Hepburn

Dream Wife
Allyson was the first actress attached to play Effie Effington.
Actor who got the part: Deborah Kerr

Foxfire
Allyson declined the role of Jeff Chandler's stuffy wife in this movie.
Actor who got the part: Jane Russell

I'll Cry Tomorrow
June wanted to play Lillian Roth, the singer who fought a battle with alcoholism, when Charles Walters was attached to direct. MGM chose Susan Hayward instead. Walters eventually left the project and was replaced by Daniel Mann.
Actor who got the part: Susan Hayward

In The Good Old Summertime
Allyson was originally cast in this movie, but became pregnant and was replaced by Judy Garland.
Actor who got the part: Judy Garland

Johnny Belinda
MGM would not let Allyson do this film because she was under their contract.
Actor who got the part: Jane Wyman

Royal Wedding
Fell pregnant and was replaced by Judy Garland, who was replaced by Jane Powell.
Actor who got the part: Jane Powell

Singin' in the Rain
Considered but eventually termed "too old" to play newcomer "Kathy Selden."
Actor who got the part: Debbie Reynolds

Summer Stock
June was considered for the role of Jane Falbury.
Actor who got the part: Judy Garland

That Certain Feeling
Allyson was thought of for the leading lady role in this Bob Hope comedy.
Actor who got the part: Eva Marie Saint

The Three Faces of Eve
Was offered the role of Eve but her husband (Dick Powell) did not think she was right for the part.
Actor who got the part: Joanne Woodward






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