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 Roles turned down by Jane Russell:

Blood and Sand
Tested for the role of "Doņa Sol".
Actor who got the part: Rita Hayworth

The King and Four Queens
Russell set up a production company (Russ - Field Gabco)with husband Bob Waterfield and Clark Gable to produce Last Man in Wagon Mound. Later retitled, she decided against taking on the role of Sabina McDade in the finished film.
Actor who got the part: Eleanor Parker

Love Me Or Leave Me
Jane Russell turned down the dramatic role of '20s torch singer Ruth Etting because she wanted instead to land the lead role in another biomovie, "I'll Cry Tomorrow," based on the life of Lillian Roth. She lost on both big movies.
Actor who got the part: Doris Day

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