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 Roles turned down by Donna Reed:

All About Eve
Donna Reed was considered for the role of Eve Harrington.
Actor who got the part: Anne Baxter

Around The World in 80 Days
Reed was offered the part of Princess Aouda and rejected it, as she had just played another "exotic" role as Sacajawea in The Far Horizons.
Actor who got the part: Shirley MacLaine

Deep in My Heart
Reed was announced for the role of Mrs. Romberg in the biographic film of Sigmund Romberg, but her involvement in other films that year prevented her from making it.
Actor who got the part: Merle Oberon

Dragon Seed
Reed was tested for the role of Orchid Tan, but even with make up did not look believable enough to be an Oriental character in this Pear S. Buck story.
Actor who got the part: Frances Rafferty

A Place in The Sun
Reed was one of many actresses considered for the role of frumpy factory girl Alice Tripp.
Actor who got the part: Shelley Winters

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