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Jennifer Jones
 Roles turned down by Jennifer Jones:

7 Women
After Hepburn, Jennifer Jones was considered for the role of Dr. Cartwright.
Actor who got the part: Anne Bancroft

Anastasia
Miss Jones was Fox's President first choice to play the title role, but had to refuse due to pregnancy. Ingrid Bergman, who replaced her, won an Oscar for her work.
Actor who got the part: Ingrid Bergman

Bell Book and Candle
Originally, in 1953, Jones was set to star.
Actor who got the part: Kim Novak

Claudia
Jones was almost cast by her mentor in this film, but Dorothy McGuire got to repeat her huge stage success as Claudia Naughton.
Actor who got the part: Dorothy McGuire

Cleopatra (1963)
Was considered for the title role.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

The Country Girl
Had to turn down role of Georgie Elgin because of pregnancy.
Actor who got the part: Grace Kelly

The Graduate
Jennifer Jones was considered for the role of Mrs. Robinson.
Actor who got the part: Anne Bancroft

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

Jane Eyre
Jones was considered for the title role of Charlotte Bronte's classic.
Actor who got the part: Joan Fontaine

Laura
Turned down the role of a chic mystery woman in a film that became a film noir classic.
Actor who got the part: Gene Tierney

Little Women
This film started production in 1946 but was stopped. It was to have starred Jennifer Jones as Jo March. The rights to the novel by Louisa May Alcott were then sold to MGM who remade the film in 1949 with an entirely different cast (of MGM stars).
Actor who got the part: June Allyson

Terms of Endearment
Jennifer Jones originally owned the book rights and had planned to play Aurora in the mid '70s.
Actor who got the part: Shirley MacLaine

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Was considered to play "Jane Hudson".
Actor who got the part: Bette Davis






Did you know that Jennifer Jones was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
» Beat The Devil
» Carrie (1952)
» Duel in The Sun
» The Idol
» Madame Bovary (1949)
» Portrait of Jennie
» Sister Carrie
» The Song of Bernadette
» The Towering Inferno






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