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Jane Powell
 Roles turned down by Jane Powell:

Love Me or Leave Me
Singer Ruth Etting wanted Powell to portray her on film since Powell was "dainty," like the real Etting herself.
Actor who got the part: Doris Day

Singin' in the Rain
Eventually considered "too old" for the role of newcomer "Kathy Selden."
Actor who got the part: Debbie Reynolds

South Pacific
The MGM star was considered for the female lead.
Actor who got the part: Mitzi Gaynor

Did you know that Jane Powell was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Royal Wedding
» Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

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