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Stella Dallas (1937)
 Who was considered for Stella Dallas?

Mary Astor
Mary Astor was originally cast in the role of Helen Dallas, Stella's mother, as a loan out from Columbia Pictures.
Actor who got the part: Barbara Stanwyck

Ruth Chatterton
Turned down the lead, saying the Stella character was "too unpleasant."
Actor who got the part: Barbara Stanwyck

Frances Farmer
Frances Farmer was considered for the part of Laurel, but producer Sam Goldwyn was against it, after having fought with her in his previous production Come and Get It.
Actor who got the part: Anne Shirley



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