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Lana Turner
 Roles turned down by Lana Turner:

Anatomy of a Murder
Shooting had aready began but she and director Otto Preminger couldn't get along and she walked. Lee Remick replaced her at the last minute.
Actor who got the part: Lee Remick

Best Foot Forward
Arthur Freed originally planned this musical for Lana Turner. Her pregnancy lead to her withdrawal from the picture, although she still makes a very brief cameo appearance during one of the songs.
Actor who got the part: Lucille Ball

Born Yesterday
Lana Turner was a leading candidate for the role of Billie Dawn.
Actor who got the part: Judy Holliday

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
MGM considered Turner for the role of Maggie the Cat.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

A Double Life
According to an interview with Shelley Winters, Lana Turner was also in the running for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Shelley Winters

Forever Amber
Lana Turner was considered to replace Peggy Cummins as Amber St Clair in this Otto Preminger film.
Actor who got the part: Linda Darnell

Gone with the Wind
The major MGM star screentested for the role of "Scarlett O'Hara."
Actor who got the part: Vivien Leigh

The Graduate
Was in consideration for the role of Mrs. Robinson.
Actor who got the part: Anne Bancroft

The Harvey Girls
Before MGM re-invented the script as a musical comedy, "The Harvey Girls" was planned as a comedy western starring Turner.
Actor who got the part: Judy Garland

Having Wonderful Time
Lana Turner was originally to be borrowed from MGM to co-star in this RKO film.

How Do I Love Thee?
Both Turner and Ava Gardner turned down the female roles in this Jckie Gleason comedy.
Actor who got the part: Maureen O'Hara

I Take This Woman
Lana Turner was cast as Linda Rogers but illness forced her to withdraw.
Actor who got the part: Laraine Day

Idiot's Delight
Lana Turner was originally cast as one of Clark Gable's song and dance girls.
Actor who got the part: Virginia Grey

Madame Bovary (1949)
Director Vincente Minnelli had major star Turner in mind to play the leading role, but became persuaded otherwise.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Jones

Presenting Lily Mars
Before it was turned into a musical vehicle for Judy Garland, the story had been planned as a straight drama for Lana Turner.
Actor who got the part: Judy Garland

Psycho
Considered for the part of Marion Crane.
Actor who got the part: Janet Leigh

Samson and Delilah
Lana Turner was considered for the role of Delilah.
Actor who got the part: Hedy Lamarr

The Sound and the Fury
In the film loosely based on William Faulkner's novel, Turner got replaced in the role of "Caddy Compson."
Actor who got the part: Margaret Leighton

Torch Song
Lana Turner was originally cast in the film as temperamental Broadway star Jenny Stewart.
Actor who got the part: Joan Crawford






Did you know that Lana Turner was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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» Green Dolphin Street
» Portrait in Black
» The Three Musketeers






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