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 Who was considered for Annie Get Your Gun?

Busby Berkeley
Berkeley was fired from the film after the studio was unhappy about the footage he had shot with Judy Garland. Judy disliked Berkeley intensely after he had caused her collapse on the set of Girl Crazy, so why MGM hired him again to direct Garland is a mystery. Judy would also be fired from the film.
Actor who got the part: George Sidney

Judy Garland
Fired from the big film version of Irving Berlin's Broadway hit after she had recorded the songs and began filming.
Actor who got the part: Betty Hutton

Betty Garrett
Considered to replace Judy Garland as Annie Oakley before Betty Hutton was hired.
Actor who got the part: Betty Hutton

Betty Grable
When Judy Garland was dismissed from the project, leggy and hugely popular movie star Grable lobbied Darryl F. Zanuck to loan her to MGM to play the role.
Actor who got the part: Betty Hutton

Frank Morgan
Frank Morgan who was cast as Buffalo Bill died whilst the film was on hiatus in between Judy Garland being fired and Betty Hutton hired to play Annie Oakley.
Actor who got the part: Louis Calhern

Ginger Rogers
Rogers wanted to play Annie and famously said "I would have done the part for one dollar if someone had asked me."
Actor who got the part: Betty Hutton

Charles Walters
Director Charles Walters replaced Busby Berkeley and, later, Walters himself was replaced.
Actor who got the part: George Sidney

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