While under contract to Warner Bros., the chirpy-voiced Stevens campaigned for the plum role of "Eliza Dolittle."
Connie lost the role she created on Broadway to Sandy Duncan.
She wanted the role of Honey badly, but the producer (Ernest Lehman) and director (Mike Nichols) thought she was unsuitable and refused to even give her a reading.
Did you know that Connie Stevens was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)