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Zorba the Greek (1964)
 Who was considered for Zorba the Greek?

Tallulah Bankhead
Was offered the role when Simone Signoret withdrew and after Barbara Stanwyck passed, but was unable to be ready in time for the production.
Actor who got the part: Lila Kedrova

Bette Davis
Proposed by studio boss Darryl F. Zanuck to play "Madame Hortence" when Simone Signoret was let go after filming began.
Actor who got the part: Lila Kedrova

Simone Signoret
The great actress was replaced as "Madame Hortence" after shooting began at the request of the director Michael Cacoyannis.
Actor who got the part: Lila Kedrova

Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck was offered the role when Simone Signoret withdrew, but was unable to be ready in time for the production.
Actor who got the part: Lila Kedrova



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