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Joan Fontaine
 Roles turned down by Joan Fontaine:

Claudia
Joan Fontaine was tested for the role of Claudia Naughton, among many other actresses.
Actor who got the part: Dorothy McGuire

From Here to Eternity
Regretted that family problems induced her to turn down the sexy role of "Karen Holmes."
Actor who got the part: Deborah Kerr

Gone with The Wind
According to her 1978 autobiography, Miss Fontaine was offered the role of Melanie but turned it down, suggesting her sister, Olivia De Havilland who played the role and was Oscar nominated for her performance.
Actor who got the part: Olivia De Havilland

I'll Be Seeing You
Picky Joan Fontaine turned down the starring role in this sentimental Christmas favorite.
Actor who got the part: Ginger Rogers

Shadow of a Doubt
Was considered by Alfred Hitchcock and his producer as a possibility to play the young smalltown girl who slowly realizes that her beloved uncle is the "Merry Widow Murderer."
Actor who got the part: Teresa Wright

A Streetcar Named Desire
Joan Fontaine was considered for the part of Stella. Her sister Olivia de Havilland was at the same time offered the role of Blance (she declined).
Actor who got the part: Kim Hunter

They Died with Their Boots On
Miss Fontaine turned down the role and her sister Olivia de Havilland was able to team with Errol Flynn one last time as a result.
Actor who got the part: Olivia De Havilland






Did you know that Joan Fontaine was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Born to Be Bad
» A Damsel in Distress
» Darling, How Could You?
» Ivy
» Jane Eyre
» Rebecca
» Suspicion






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