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Judy Holliday
 Roles turned down by Judy Holliday:

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Holliday was offered and declined the role of Lorelei Lee, as she felt original Broadway Lorelei Carol Channing should have played the role.
Actor who got the part: Marilyn Monroe

Singin' in the Rain
The role of self-enchanted, dimwit movie queen "Lina Lamont" was written for Holliday but once the enchanting comedienne hit big with "Born Yesterday," the role went to the wonderful Jean Hagen.
Actor who got the part: Jean Hagen

Wonderful Town
The great Holliday apparently recorded the score to the hit Broadway musical but Columbia Studios boss Harry Cohn would not buy the rights. Instead,Cohn commissioned a new score by Jule Styne and the basic source material of original story was turned instead into the very different "My SIster Eileen."
Actor who got the part: None






Did you know that Judy Holliday was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)
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