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Loretta Young
 Roles turned down by Loretta Young:

Berkeley Square
Young said she tested for this role and did not get it. She said it was a flop and she was later ok with not being in it.
Actor who got the part: Heather Angel

Claudia
Loretta Young tested for the role of Claudia Naughton.
Actor who got the part: Dorothy McGuire

Gone with The Wind
According to her daughter's biography, the one role Young most wanted and did not get was that of Melanie Hamilton.
Actor who got the part: Olivia De Havilland

Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Thought the role of Miriam was wrong for her.
Actor who got the part: Oliva de Havilland

Portrait of Jennie
Loretta Young turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Jones

Rebecca
Tested for the role of the second Mrs. de Winter.
Actor who got the part: Joan Fontaine

The Song of Bernadette
Known as a devout Catholic, Loretta Young was passed over for the role of the Lady.
Actor who got the part: Linda Darnell

Sunrise at Campobello
Young wanted to play Eleanor Roosevelt very much, but Greer Garson was cast instead.
Actor who got the part: Greer Garson

A Woman of Distinction
The beautiful Young was among the leading ladies considered to star in this comedy set in the world of academia.
Actor who got the part: Rosalind Russell






Did you know that Loretta Young was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» The Accused (1949)
» The Bishop's Wife
» The Call of The Wild
» Come to The Stable
» The Crusades
» The Farmer's Daughter
» Ramona






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