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Jessica Tandy
 Roles turned down by Jessica Tandy:

All About Eve
Tandy was also considered for the part of Karen Richards, according to the book All About All About Eve.
Actor who got the part: Celeste Holm

Five Finger Exercise
Tandy was in the original stage cast of this play, but was not considered a big enough box office star to be cast.
Actor who got the part: Rosalind Russell

Marnie
Alfred Hitchcock contacted the great stage actress about the possibility of playing the strange, cold mother of the heroine if Louise Latham, a film novice, didn't work out.
Actor who got the part: Louise Latham

A Streetcar Named Desire
Was expected to repeat her Broadway triumph in the film version but the studio wanted a box-office name.
Actor who got the part: Vivien Leigh






Did you know that Jessica Tandy was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)
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