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 Roles turned down by Doris Day:

40 Carats
Doris was just one of many middle-aged actresses considered for the part of Ann Stanley.
Actor who got the part: Liv Ullmann

The Children's Hour
Doris Day and Katherine Hepburn were reportedly offered the roles of Karen and Martha or vice versa. Studio choices finally were pro Audrey Hepburn and Shirley Maclaine.

The Graduate
Mike Nicoles offered the part of Mrs. Robinson to Doris Day. She refused due to the nude scene.
Actor who got the part: Anne Bancroft

The Helen Morgan Story
Doris Day was considered to play Helen Morgan in this biopic.
Actor who got the part: Ann Blyth

Hello Dolly!
The studio considered replacing Streisand after she was hired, with Doris Day.
Actor who got the part: Barbra Streisand

The Jazz Singer (1952)
Day turned down the role in this remake, but was said to be upset when another blonde singer was given the part.
Actor who got the part: Peggy Lee

One of the many, many projects offered to the great star who shows no interest in returning to the screen.
Actor who got the part: Debbie Reynolds

The Sound of Music
One of many roles the great star apparently turned down.
Actor who got the part: Julie Andrews

South Pacific
Doris was the original choice for the 1958 movie but was considered to be too expensive by 20th Century Fox.
Actor who got the part: Mitzi Gaynor

Did you know that Doris Day was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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» Lullaby of Broadway
» The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
» The Pajama Game
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