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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
 Who was considered for The Poseidon Adventure?

Petula Clark
Being a singer as well as an actress, Petula was first choice for the role of Nonie, the pop singer but turned it down, calling the script "tacky and daft."
Actor who got the part: Carol Lynley

Sally Kellerman
Sally Kellerman reportedly turned the role of Linda Rogo down.
Actor who got the part: Stella Stevens

Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster admitted on the "Larry King" show, that he didn't think the part of Reverend Scott was right for him, even though the film was very entertaining.
Actor who got the part: Gene Hackman

Esther Williams
She was to play the overweight former swimming champion who courageously saves the lives of her fellow passengers. Her real life husband, Fernando Lamas reportedly refused to let her accept this part.
Actor who got the part: Shelley Winters



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