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Valley of The Dolls (1967)
 Who was considered for Valley of The Dolls?

Ursula Andress
Ursula Andress turned down the role of "Jennifer".
Actor who got the part: Sharon Tate

Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret tested for the role of Neely O'Hara.
Actor who got the part: Patty Duke

Candice Bergen
Considered a top choice to play the cool, elegant New Englander career girl who becomes a model, "Anne Welles."
Actor who got the part: Barbara Parkins

Julie Christie
Julie Christie turned down the role of "Anne" as well as of "Jennifer."
Actor who got the part: Barbara Parkins

Petula Clark
Was seriously considered to play self-destructive megatalent "Neely O'Hara," a character based in part on Judy Garland.
Actor who got the part: Patty Duke

Joan Crawford
The great star was considered to play Broadway legend "Helen Lawson."
Actor who got the part: Susan Hayward

Bette Davis
When Judy Garland was let go in the role of tyrannical, insecure Broadway legend "Helen Lawson," Davis was among the stars considered to replace her.
Actor who got the part: Susan Hayward

Laura Devon
The beautiful blonde screentested to play doomed, lovely "Jennifer North."
Actor who got the part: Sharon Tate

Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda turned down the role of Nelly O'Hara.
Actor who got the part: Patty Duke

Robert Forster
Screentested to play singer "Tony Polar."
Actor who got the part: Tony Scotti

Judy Garland
Garland was fired from the Ethel Merman-liike role of "Helen Lawson" in the film version of Jacqueline Susann's bestselling novel.
Actor who got the part: Susan Hayward

Tammy Grimes
The great Broadway star was considered to play Broadway dragon lady "Helen Lawson" when Judy Garland was let go.
Actor who got the part: Susan Hayward

Barbara Harris
Was considered seriously for the role of the self-destructive, hugely talented "Neely O'Hara" character, based on Judy Garland.
Actor who got the part: Patty Duke

Baby Jane Holzer
Model, Warhol superstar, pop celebrity, and singer Holzer screentested for the film.
Actor who got the part: Sharon Tate

Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren auditioned for "Neely O'Hara", according to her bio.
Actor who got the part: Patty Duke

Mary Tyler Moore
Considered for the role of "Jennifer North".
Actor who got the part: Sharon Tate

Barbara Parkins
Parkins screen tested for Neely O'Hara but ended up playing Anne Welles instead.
Actor who got the part: Patty Duke

Elvis Presley
Author Jacqueline Susann wanted Presley for the role of Tony Polar.
Actor who got the part: Tony Scotti

Ginger Rogers
When Judy Garland got fired, Rogers hated the script, so she turned down the chance to play Broadway legend and monster "Helen Lawson."
Actor who got the part: Susan Hayward

Marlo Thomas
Marlo Thomas was considered for the role of Annie Welles.
Actor who got the part: Barbara Parkins

Raquel Welch
Refused to play the role of statuesque, tragic showgirl "Jennifer North."
Actor who got the part: Sharon Tate



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