The great star and legendary actress very much wanted to play the rich elderly Julia Rainbird, the woman who sets the 'family plot' in motion.
Lillian Gish was one of a few actresses considered for the role of Ellen O'Hara, Scarlet's mother.
Lillian Gish and Judith Anderson were the first choices to play the eccentric, emotionally unstable sisters of the Ida Lupino character.
Did you know that Lillian Gish was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)