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Deborah Kerr
 Roles turned down by Deborah Kerr:

The African Queen
Kerr had hoped to play the role of Rose Sawyer, but MGM knew another studio had the property and did not encourage her to be cast.
Actor who got the part: Katharine Hepburn

Bequest to The Nation
Kerr was offered the role of Lady Nelson in this film but had to turn it down as she was appearing in a play at the time.
Actor who got the part: Margaret Leighton

Candida
Kerr was thought to play the title role in the George Bernard Shaw play in the 1940's, but the movie was not made.
Actor who got the part: None

A Canterbury Tale
Kerr was offered the role of Sheila Smith but her boss Gabriel Pascal would not loan her out.
Actor who got the part: Sheila Sim

Dial M for Murder
She had to refuse Hitchcock offer because she whas already too busy.
Actor who got the part: Grace Kelly

The Eagle Has Landed
Kerr was offered the role of spy Joanna Grey and declined it.
Actor who got the part: Jean Marsh

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

Hawaii
Kerr was offered the part of Jerusha Bromley in the late 1950's but declined it.
Actor who got the part: Julie Andrews

Indiscreet
Kerr was initially one of Cary Grant's considerations for his next co-star. Eventually Ingrid Bergman would become his only choice for the lead.
Actor who got the part: Ingrid Bergman

Magna Carta
Kerr was supposed to co-star with Stewart Granger, Michael Wilding, and Greer Garson in this historical film in 1952, but the film was not made.
Actor who got the part: None

Star!
Kerr was in the running to make this dramatic film version of the life of Gertrude Lawrence. But it was made 16 years later as a musical with Julie Andrews.
Actor who got the part: Julie Andrews

Travels with My Aunt
Kerr was thought of for the role of Augusta Bertram but was not cast.
Actor who got the part: Maggie Smith






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» Beloved Infidel
» The Chalk Garden
» Dream Wife
» Edward, My Son
» Eye of The Devil
» From Here to Eternity
» The King and I
» The Night of The Iguana
» Quo Vadis






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