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 Roles turned down by Teresa Wright:

The Bishop's Wife
Due to pregnancy, Miss Wright had to refuse the role.
Actor who got the part: Loretta Young

Duel in The Sun
Wright's novelist husband, Niven Busch, wrote this novel in hopes of getting his wife cast in an against type role as the " wanton half breed" Pearl. Gentle Wright disagreed and Jennifer Jones ended her on screen saint reputation by playing it.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Jones

The Enchanted Cottage
Wright was orignally announced to play Laura. Ironically, she later played the role 10 years ago on live tv.
Actor who got the part: Dorothy McGuire

Johnny Belinda
According to two Wyman biographies, co-star Lew Ayres originally felt Wright should have been cast in the title role as a deaf mute who is raped. He later changed his mind and felt her performance was great (as did the Academy Awards).
Actor who got the part: Jane Wyman

The North Star
Wright was cast in this film but had to withdraw due to pregnancy.
Actor who got the part: Anne Baxter

Peggy Sue Got Married
Wright was offered the part of Peggy Sue's grandmother in this movie but turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Maureen O'Sullivan

Rosanna McCoy
Wright was supposed to do this movie but by the time it was made she had broken her contract with Sam Goldwyn.
Actor who got the part: Joan Evans

The Song of Bernadette
Teresa Wright tested to play Bernadette.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Jones

Did you know that Teresa Wright was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)
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