Roles turned down by Mitzi Gaynor:
Mitzi was offered this role by 20th Century Fox, but she refused the part, and it went to Sheree North.
Actor who got the part: Sheree North
Gaynor campaigned actively for the juicy role of "Lady Fingers" but the great former Warner Bros leading lady and character actress Joan Blondell won the role instead.
Actor who got the part: Joan Blondell
FOX's top choice for the role of Julie, but Fred Astaire, the film's star, insisted on Leslie Caron.
Actor who got the part: Leslie Caron
Mitzi Gaynor and Carol Channing were lined up for this in the 1970s, but the film was never made.
Miss Gaynor campaigned heavily to win the plum role of Ado Annie, but it was not to be.
Actor who got the part: Gloria Grahame
This was to be the life story of Irving Berlin with Frank Sinatra playing the lead role, with Mitzi in a leading role, with many other stars lined up for cameo parts.
Actor who got the part: Film Not Made
Gaynor was director Billy Wilder's original top choice to play the sexy singer in the all-girl band, "Sugar."
Actor who got the part: Marilyn Monroe
Did you know that Mitzi Gaynor was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)