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Carole Lombard
 Roles turned down by Carole Lombard:

Gone with The Wind
Carole Lombard was considered to play Scarlett O'Hara.
Actor who got the part: Vivien Leigh

His Girl Friday
Director Howard Hawks offered the brilliant, beautiful actress the role of reporter "Hildy Johnson," but she turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Rosalind Russell

It Happened One Night
Turned down the role of the runaway bride and heiress.
Actor who got the part: Claudette Colbert

Rebecca
David O. Selznick originally bought the rights to the novel for Carole Lombard.
Actor who got the part: Joan Fontaine

Smiler with a Knife
Carole was offered the lead in this melodrama to be directed by Orson Welles, but she turned it down, and Welles refused to make the film without her.
Actor who got the part: Film Not Made

They All Kissed the Bride
Joan Crawford stepped in after Lombard was killed in a plane crash. She then donated her entire salary to the American Red Cross, which had found Lombard's body.
Actor who got the part: Joan Crawford






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