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 Roles turned down by Lillian Gish:

Family Plot
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.
Actor who got the part: Cathleen Nesbit

Gone with The Wind
Lillian Gish was one of a few actresses considered for the role of Ellen O'Hara, Scarlet's mother.
Actor who got the part: Barabara O'Neil

Ladies in Retirement
Lillian Gish and Judith Anderson were the first choices to play the eccentric, emotionally unstable sisters of the Ida Lupino character.
Actor who got the part: Edith Barrett And Elsa Lanchester

Did you know that Lillian Gish was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» The Night of the Hunter
» The Unforgiven (1960)

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