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Poltergeist (1982)
 Who was considered for Poltergeist?

Drew Barrymore
Barrymore auditioned for the role of Carol Anne Freeling.
Actor who got the part: Heather O'Rourke

Joanna Cassidy
Joanna Cassidy turned down the part of the mother.
Actor who got the part: JoBeth Williams

Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine was originally cast as the mother. She left the project to star in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT.
Actor who got the part: JoBeth Williams

Susan Sarandon
Turned down the role of the mother.
Actor who got the part: JoBeth Williams

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand turned down an offer to star as the mother, "Diane Freeling".
Actor who got the part: JoBeth Williams

Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin turned down the role of the mother.
Actor who got the part: JoBeth Williams

Tuesday Weld
Tuesday Weld wanted to play the part of the mother.
Actor who got the part: JoBeth Williams



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