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Show Boat (1951)
 Who was considered for Show Boat?

Fred Astaire
Astaire was thought of for the role of Gaylord Ravenal when MGM thought of making this musical in 1944.
Actor who got the part: Howard Keel

Nelson Eddy
The plan was to cast Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy as the lovers. However, production was postponed and the roles were reassigned to Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel.
Actor who got the part: Howard Keel

Judy Garland
Judy Garland was the everyone's original choice for the role of Julie LaVerne, but Judy's health problems resulted in the termination of her Studio Contract.
Actor who got the part: Ava Gardner

Lena Horne
The gorgeous, gifted Horne badly wanted the role of "Julie LaVerne," a tragic black singer who tries to pass for white.
Actor who got the part: Ava Gardner

Jeanette MacDonald
The plan was to cast Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy as the lovers. However, production was postponed and the roles were reassigned to Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel.
Actor who got the part: Kathryn Grayson



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