Roles turned down by Joanne Woodward:
Joanne told Rex Reed in 1974 that Ann Stanley was the only film role that wanted and didn't get.
Actor who got the part: Liv Ullman
Woodward's pregnancy upset plans for the fine actress to co-star with Sandra Dee. The dramatic film was postponed, then re-cast with two other stars.
Actor who got the part: Deborah Kerr
One of the Fox contract players considered for the title role when the project was envisioned as a lower-budget, smaller-scope enterprise than it eventually became.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor
She was considered for the role of "Laurey Williams" in director Fred Zinnemann's prestigious film version of the landmark Broadway musical.
Actor who got the part: Shirley Jones
Turned down the memorable role of small town girl Ginny Moorehead because she refused to work with Frank Sinatra.
Actor who got the part: Shirley MacLaine
Considered for the role of Joanna.
Actor who got the part: Katharine Ross
Did you know that Joanne Woodward was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)