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Guys and Dolls (1955)
 Who was considered for Guys and Dolls?

Rosemary Clooney
According to her autobiography, Girl Singer, Clooney auditioned to play Sarah the missionary but the composer Frank Loesser felt she was not innocent enough for the role!.
Actor who got the part: Jean Simmons

Bing Crosby
In 1952 Paramount announced this film would be made with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.
Actor who got the part: Marlon Brando

Betty Grable
'Forties box-office queen, the leggy Gable, wanted to play "Miss Adelaide" as her big comeback vehicle, but angered the producer by standing him up for an appointment. She lost the role.
Actor who got the part: Vivian Blaine

Bob Hope
In 1952 when Paramount owned the rights, they announced the film as a vehicle for Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.
Actor who got the part: Frank Sinatra

Gene Kelly
Campaigned hard to play the dynamic, sexy role of gambler "Sky Masterson."
Actor who got the part: Marlon Brando

Grace Kelly
Was the original choice to play Salvation Army do-gooder "Sarah Brown" in the movie version of the Broadway musical smash hit.
Actor who got the part: Jean Simmons

Jerry Lewis
Producer Samuel Goldwyn considered casting the popular team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis as Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit.
Actor who got the part: Frank Sinatra

Dean Martin
Producer Samuel Goldwyn considered casting the popular team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis as Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit.
Actor who got the part: Marlon Brando

Marilyn Monroe
Monroe wanted to play the showstopper role of "Miss Adelaide" in the movie version of the Broadway smash hit, but the director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who had worked with her in "All About Eve", didn't want to work again with her.
Actor who got the part: Vivian Blaine

Frank Sinatra
Hotly pursued the role of gambler "Sky Masterson," but lost out.
Actor who got the part: Marlon Brando



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