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 Roles turned down by Linda Darnell:

Anne of the Indies
Darnell was considered by studio head Zanuck for the title role.
Actor who got the part: Jean Peters

The Barefoot Contessa
Linda was seeing director Joseph Mankiewicz, but she ended their relationship when he would not cast her as the title character.
Actor who got the part: Ava Gardner

Captain From Castile
Darnell wanted to play this role and was supposed to do so, but had already started making Forever Amber and had to give up the role of Catana. She was very upset by this.
Actor who got the part: Jean Peters

The Gang's All Here
Linda was cast as Vivian Potter in this Busby Berkeley Twentieth Century-Fox musical, but sprained her ankle in dance rehearsals, then was fired after she recovered then eloped with Peverell Marley.
Actor who got the part: Sheila Ryan

Johnny Apollo
Darnell was initially considered, by the studio, for the role which eventually went to Dorothy Lamour once Henry Hathaway was announced as director.
Actor who got the part: Dorothy Lamour

Darnell was considered for the lead.
Actor who got the part: Jeanne Crain

Swamp Water
Darnell was initially announced as the daughter, the part was eventually given to Anne Baxter.
Actor who got the part: Anne Baxter

The Wayward Bus
The beautiful star auditioned for the role of "Alice."
Actor who got the part: Joan Collins

Did you know that Linda Darnell was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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