Tandy was also considered for the part of Karen Richards, according to the book All About All About Eve.
Tandy was in the original stage cast of this play, but was not considered a big enough box office star to be cast.
Alfred Hitchcock contacted the great stage actress about the possibility of playing the strange, cold mother of the heroine if Louise Latham, a film novice, didn't work out.
Was expected to repeat her Broadway triumph in the film version but the studio wanted a box-office name.
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