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Gloria Swanson
 Roles turned down by Gloria Swanson:

Dark Victory
Briefly attached to this project before the script was purchased by Warner Brothers, Bette Davis's home lot.
Actor who got the part: Bette Davis

Darling, How Could You?
Swanson turned down this adaptation of James M. Barrie's "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire," saying "I couldn't possibly play the mother of a teenage girl." At the time, Swanson was already a grandmother.
Actor who got the part: Joan Fontaine

Three Weeks
A remake of Elinor Glyn's novel (with Clark Gable co-starring) was one of the projects MGM considered during Swanson's brief period as a contract players with the studio.






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