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 Roles turned down by Mary Martin:

Holiday Inn
The great Broadway musical star was signed to play opposite Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby in what became a classic musical movie, but she had to withdraw because of pregnancy.
Actor who got the part: Marjorie Reynolds

Mary Poppins
Walt Disney seriously considered the legendary Broadway star to play stern nanny Mary Poppins.
Actor who got the part: Julie Andrews

A Streetcar Named Desire
One of Broadway's biggest musical stars, Martin was director Elia Kazan's first choice to play the battered and deluded "Blanche" in the movie version of the great play.
Actor who got the part: Vivien Leigh

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