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Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
 Who was considered for Come Back, Little Sheba?

Sidney Blackmer
Blackmer and Shirley Booth both won Tonys for the Broadway production, but since neither was a film star it was decided that only one could be in the movie with a star playing opposite them. When Burt Lancaster greed to take male part, Booth was in and Blackmer was out.
Actor who got the part: Burt Lancaster

Joan Blondell
Writer William Inge wanted Blondell rather than Shirley Booth, whom he considered too plain to have been a high school beauty.
Actor who got the part: Shirley Booth

Bette Davis
Bette Davis turned down the role of Lola Delaney, later said it was "one of the really great mistakes of my career."
Actor who got the part: Shirley Booth



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