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Susan Hayward
 Roles turned down by Susan Hayward:

Anna Lucasta
Columbia pictures wanted Susan to play the title role but at the last minute replaced her.
Actor who got the part: Paulette Goddard

Can-Can
In the early planning stages, Hayward was considered for the lead role of Simone.
Actor who got the part: Shirley MacLaine

Cleopatra (1963)
Was the first choice to play Cleopatra.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

Dark Waters
Hayward was considered for the female lead.
Actor who got the part: Merle Oberon

Desiree
Hayward was one of several actresses 20th Century Fox considered for the title role.
Actor who got the part: Jean Simmons

Double Indemnity
As a Paramount contract player at the time, Susan Hayward was considered for the part of Lola Dietrichson.
Actor who got the part: Jean Heather

For Whom The Bell Tolls
Hayward was tested for the part of Maria.
Actor who got the part: Ingrid Bergman

Gone with the Wind
The fiery redhead tested for the role of "Scarlett O'Hara."
Actor who got the part: Vivien Leigh

The Graduate
Susan Hayward was the first choice for the role of Mrs. Braddock.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Wilson

The Helen Morgan Story
Susan Hayward was considered to play Helen Morgan in this biopic.
Actor who got the part: Ann Blyth

Murder, He Says
Under contract to Paramount, they pencilled in Hayward for the part of Claire opposite Fred MacMurray but by the time they got around to filming, Hayward had left the studio.
Actor who got the part: Helen Walker

The Night of The Iguana
Hayward was thought of for the role of sexy Marion Faulk in the film version of the play by Tennessee Williams.
Actor who got the part: Ava Gardner

The Razor's Edge
Hayward was supposed to have played Sophie in The Razor's Edge but she wanted to take some time off after the birth of her twins.
Actor who got the part: Anne Baxter

Second Chance
Hayward was held up on another film and unable to make this hit thriller.
Actor who got the part: Linda Darnell

South Pacific
Hayward was one of several names bandied about for the part of Nellie Forbush.
Actor who got the part: Mitzi Gaynor

Stella
20th Century Fox put Hayward on suspension when she refused to do this film.
Actor who got the part: Ann Sheridan

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Susan Hayward turned down the role of "Jane Hudson".
Actor who got the part: Bette Davis






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