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 Roles turned down by Mary Pickford:

Life with Father
The silent film star made several tests for this role and wanted it as a comeback vehicle, but Dunne was chosen instead.
Actor who got the part: Irene Dunne

Storm Center
Pickford briefly considered coming out of retirement to play the lead in this drama about book burning.
Actor who got the part: Bette Davis

Sunset Blvd.
Director Billy Wilder went personally to offer the "Norma Desmond" role to Pickford, arguably the greatest and most powerful of all female silent film stars.
Actor who got the part: Gloria Swanson

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