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 Roles turned down by Ruth Chatterton:

Ruth Chatterton had fallen from grace at the box office, so Warner Brothers gave the role of Tanya to her biggest rival at the studio, Kay Francis.
Actor who got the part: Kay Francis

Oliver Twist
MGM in 1930 planned to film the first sound version of Charles Dickens' classic tale and the great Chatterton was the top choice to play "Nancy."
Actor who got the part: Project Abandoned

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

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