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Ann-Margret
 Roles turned down by Ann-Margret:

Bonnie and Clyde
Considered for the role of Bonnie Parker.
Actor who got the part: Faye Dunaway

Cabaret
Considered for the role of Sally Bowles.

Cat Ballou
Turned the title role of sexy, gun-slinging desperado in a film that later turned out to be a smash hit.
Actor who got the part: Jane Fonda

Frances
Ann-Margret was mentioned as a possible Frances Farmer.
Actor who got the part: Jessica Lange

The Graduate
Ann-Margret was considered to play the role of Elaine.
Actor who got the part: Katharine Ross

Gypsy
Ann-Margret hoped to play the title role but passed.
Actor who got the part: Natalie Wood

Hello Dolly!
Auditioned several times for a role she wanted badly, that of "Irene Malloy," milliner.
Actor who got the part: Marianne McAndrew

The Limey
The star filmed scenes playing the wife of Peter Fonda, but they were cut from the release print because director Steven Soderbergh felt that the creepiness of Fonda's character had been established already.
Actor who got the part: Ann-Margret

Ordinary People
Ann-Margret tested for the part that eventually went to Mary Tyler Moore.
Actor who got the part: Mary Tyler Moore

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Ann-Margret was considered to play the lead role around 1977.
Actor who got the part: Jessica Lange

The Sound of Music
Ann-Margret said she turned down the role of Liesl for being "too old for Julie Andrews".
Actor who got the part: Charmian Carr

Superman
Director Richard Donner approached Ann-Marget to play "Eve Tessmacher," but negotiations broke down over salary.
Actor who got the part: Valerie Perrine

Valley of The Dolls
Ann-Margret tested for the role of Neely O'Hara.
Actor who got the part: Patty Duke

West Side Story
Ann-Margret auditioned for the role of Maria.
Actor who got the part: Natalie Wood






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