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Mary Astor
 Roles turned down by Mary Astor:

A Date with Judy
Astor was initially cast as Mrs. Foster but due to illness she dropped out of filming and was replaced.
Actor who got the part: Selena Royle

The Gay Sisters
Mary Astor was proposed to play Bette Davis' younger sister Evelyn. Davis thought Astor too old, though Astor was only 2 years older in real life.
Actor who got the part: Geraldine Fitgerald

Old Acquaintance
Considered to play Millie, as a re-teaming with the Great Lie co-star Bette Davis. But Jack Warner thought Miriam Hopkins was a better choice.
Actor who got the part: Miriam Hopkins

Stella Dallas
Mary Astor was originally cast in the role of Helen Dallas, Stella's mother, as a loan out from Columbia Pictures.
Actor who got the part: Barbara Stanwyck






Did you know that Mary Astor was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» The Great Lie
» Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
» The Maltese Falcon
» Return to Peyton Place






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