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Kim Stanley
 Roles turned down by Kim Stanley:

Atlantic City
According to Jon Krampner's "Female Brando: The Legend of Kim Stanley," Stanley turned down the role eventually taken by Kate Reid, a coincidence since Reid had replaced Stanley in "A Delicate Balance."
Actor who got the part: Kate Reid

Bus Stop
Kim had originated the role of chanteuse Cherie on Broadway in 1954, but was overlooked for the film. Ironically Stanley would play a character based on Monroe in the 1958 film the Goddess.
Actor who got the part: Marilyn Monroe

A Delicate Balance
Kim Stanley was originally cast. Some say she pulled out due to illness, some say she was fired because her Method Acting technique infuriated Katharine Hepburn, who told the producers, "Either she goes or I go."
Actor who got the part: Kate Reid

The Idol
Jennifer Jones replaced Kim Stanley in the role of Carol, an older woman seduced by a younger man.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Jones

Marty
Stanley was considered for the role of Clara which ultimately won Betsy Blair an Oscar nomination.
Actor who got the part: Betsy Blair

The Pawnbroker
Stanley turned down the role of Marilyn Birchfield according to Jon Krampner's "Female Brando: The Legend of Kim Stanley."
Actor who got the part: Geraldine Fitzgerald

Picnic
Kim Stanley had starred on Broadway as Millie Owens but was overlooked for the film.
Actor who got the part: Susan Strasberg

The Rainmaker (1956)
Stanley was considered for the role of Lizzie. The role went on to earn Katharine Hepburn an Oscar nomination.
Actor who got the part: Katharine Hepburn

Summer and Smoke
According to Jon Krampner's "Female Brando: The Legend of Kim Stanley," producer Hal Wallis originally offered the part of Alma to Stanley, who refused. He then chose Geraldine Page, creater of the role on stage.
Actor who got the part: Geraldine Page






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