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Shirley Temple
 Roles turned down by Shirley Temple:

Babes on Broadway
Shirley Temple was announced for this movie but ultimately not cast.
Actor who got the part: Virginia Weidler

Barnacle Bill
Temple was thought of for this movie, but her mother thought Wallace Beery was too much of a scene stealer and so Shirley did not make this movie.
Actor who got the part: Virginia Weidler

Career Girl
This was announced in 1950 by Warner Brothers as a movie for Shirley. She rejected it and all other films after that. She said her other film offers of that year offered her roles as murderesses and fallen women and she rejected them all.
Actor who got the part: None

The Last Time I Saw Paris
In the early 1940's, Paramount wanted Temple to star in this story originally called Babylon Revisited, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was made 13 years later by MGM.
Actor who got the part: Sandy Descher

Little Women (1949)
Shirley Temple was considered for the role of Amy March.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

Mildred Pierce
Was considered for the role of the heroine's pretentious, hateful young ingrate of a daughter, "Veda."
Actor who got the part: Ann Blyth

Portrait of Jennie
Originally, the character of "Jennie Appleton" was going to be played by Shirley Temple. However, during pre-production, David Selznick decided to change the age of the character.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Jones

The Wizard of Oz
Temple was considered for the lead role but couldn't because she was under contract by Fox.
Actor who got the part: Judy Garland









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