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 Roles turned down by Dorothy Dandridge:

Bus Stop
Dorothy wanted to play Cherie in a movie version of the successfull stage play "the Wrong Kind of Girl" which later was made with Marilyn Monroe as BUS STOP.
Actor who got the part: Marilyn Monroe

The King and I
The beautiful singing actress turned down the role of "Tuptim."
Actor who got the part: Rita Moreno

Solomon and Sheba
The directors first choice to play Sheba was reportedly Dorothy Dandridge.
Actor who got the part: Gina Lollobrigida

Did you know that Dorothy Dandridge was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)
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