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Ann Sheridan
 Roles turned down by Ann Sheridan:

Casablanca
Trade papers announced the great Sheridan as the star of "Casablanca."
Actor who got the part: Ingrid Bergman

Deep Valley
Ann Sheridan was announced to star as farmer's daughter Libby Saul.
Actor who got the part: Ida Lupino

Meet John Doe
Director Frank Capra's first choice, the beautiful, gifted redhead was rejected by Warner Bros. because of a contract dispute.
Actor who got the part: Barbara Stanwyck

Mildred Pierce
Ann Sheridan was another Warner Bros contract player who turned down the title role.
Actor who got the part: Joan Crawford

The Roaring Twenties
The beautiful, gutsy redheaded star was the first choice to play the great role of cafe hostess "Panama Smith" -- based on a real-life counterpart, "Texas Guinan."
Actor who got the part: Gladys George

Saratoga Trunk
Ann Sheridan was tested for the part of Clio Dulaine, the New Orleans woman who returns from Paris in 1875 to seek revenge.
Actor who got the part: Ingrid Bergman

The Strawberry Blonde
Sheridan was to have played the title role, Virginia Brush, but became involved in a salary dispute at Warners Bros. She was replaced by Rita Hayworth, who was borrowed from Columbia Pictures.
Actor who got the part: Rita Hayworth

To Have and Have Not
The popular, earthy, and gifted star publicized as "the Oomph Girl" was director Howard Hawks' first choice to star opposite Bogart, but she declined the role.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Bacall

Torch Song
Ann Sheridan was reported to replace Lana Turner as temperamental Broadway star Jenny Stewart.
Actor who got the part: Joan Crawford






Did you know that Ann Sheridan was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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