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 Roles turned down by Shirley Booth:

Booth turned down the chance to return to the screen as Ada Quonsett in Airport, for which Helen Hayes won an Oscar.
Actor who got the part: Helen Hayes

All About Eve
Booth was considered for the role of Karen.
Actor who got the part: Celeste Holm

A Pocketful of Miracles
Shirley Booth rejected the role of Apple Annie.
Actor who got the part: Bette Davis

Shirley Booth had originated the role of spinster Jane Hudson on stage in the play "The Time of the Cuckoo", and was considered for the film version.
Actor who got the part: Katharine Hepburn

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