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Brigadoon (1954)
 Who was considered for Brigadoon?

Judy Garland
In 1952, Judy was considered by MGM to play Scottish townswoman Fiona Campbell.
Actor who got the part: Cyd Charisse

Kathryn Grayson
As early as March 1951, Miss Grayson was set to star in the film with Gene Kelly. By the time Kelly came back from Europe (for his Invitation to the Dance), Miss Grayson's contract with MGM had lapsed. A real shame, since the score of the film would have needed her coloratura soprano.
Actor who got the part: Cyd Charisse

Moira Shearer
When initially slated Kathryn Grayson's contract lapsed, the studio decided to cast dancer Moira Shearer, brilliant star of The Red Shoes, which Minnelli admired. Miss Shearer turned down the role.
Actor who got the part: Cyd Charisse



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