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Tallulah Bankhead
 Roles turned down by Tallulah Bankhead:

Blonde Venus
Bankhead was put on standby to take the lead role after Marlene Dietrich threatened to quit over a dispute with Paramount.
Actor who got the part: Marlene Dietrich

Gone with the Wind
Bankhead was considered to play Scarlette but the producers were reluctant to hire her.
Actor who got the part: Vivien Leigh

Stage Fright
Alfred Hitchcock first had his "Lifeboat" star in mind to play a larger-than-life stage performer in his murder thriller set in London.
Actor who got the part: Marlene Dietrich

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
The flamboyant stage and screen star was strongly considered to appear opposite Bette Davis in the low-budget thriller that went on to create a box-office sensation and start a moviemaking trend.
Actor who got the part: Joan Crawford

Zorba the Greek
Was offered the role when Simone Signoret withdrew and after Barbara Stanwyck passed, but was unable to be ready in time for the production.
Actor who got the part: Lila Kedrova









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