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Singin' in the Rain (1952)
 Who was considered for Singin' in the Rain?

June Allyson
Considered but eventually termed "too old" to play newcomer "Kathy Selden."
Actor who got the part: Debbie Reynolds

Judy Garland
Considered for the role of Kathy Selden but believed to be "too old" for Gene Kelly.
Actor who got the part: Debbie Reynolds

Judy Holliday
The role of self-enchanted, dimwit movie queen "Lina Lamont" was written for Holliday but once the enchanting comedienne hit big with "Born Yesterday," the role went to the wonderful Jean Hagen.
Actor who got the part: Jean Hagen

Howard Keel
Howard Keel was originally considered for the lead role when the movie was still in the developmental phase, and was about a singing cowboy who played bit parts in "B" movies.
Actor who got the part: Gene Kelly

Oscar Levant
The role of "Cosmo Brown" was written with the pianist, performer in mind, but the role was owned lock, stock and barrel once Donald O'Connor played it.
Actor who got the part: Donald O'Connor

Ann Miller
In 1950, Miller was announced for the role of Kathy, but it was eventually played by Debbie Reynolds.
Actor who got the part: Debbie Reynolds

Jane Powell
Eventually considered "too old" for the role of newcomer "Kathy Selden."
Actor who got the part: Debbie Reynolds



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