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 Roles turned down by Elizabeth Ashley:

Barefoot in the Park
Elizabeth Ashley was offered the chance to recreate her Broadway role. She decided against it at the urging of husband George Peppard, who didn't want to be married to a working actress.
Actor who got the part: Jane Fonda

The Graduate
Elizabeth Ashley was considered to play Elaine Robinson.
Actor who got the part: Katharine Ross

The Slender Thread
Elizabeth Ashley fought for the lead role when the property was still known as "Cross My Heart and Hope to Die." (Title later changed)
Actor who got the part: Anne Bancroft

West Side Story
The gifted Ashley was considered for "Maria."
Actor who got the part: Natalie Wood

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