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 Who was considered for Mildred Pierce?

Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy was producer Jerry Wald's first choice for the role of Bert, Mildred's first husband.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Bennett

Jack Carson
Jack Carson was considered for the part of Monte Beragon, before being cast as Wally Fay.
Actor who got the part: Zachary Scott

George Coulouris
George Coulouris tested for the part of Bert, Mildred's first husband.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Bennett

Bette Davis
Turned down the role of the woman who loses her husband, gains respect as a successful businesswoman but is rejected by her pretentious, selfish young daughter.
Actor who got the part: Joan Crawford

Bonita Granville
Bonita Granville was tested for the part of Veda.
Actor who got the part: Ann Blyth

Louise Randall Pierson
Warner Bros contract writer Louise Randall Pierson worked on the screenplay but got no screen credit.
Actor who got the part: Ranald MacDougall

Rosalind Russell
Turned the role of a woman abandoned by her cheating husband who then makes herself a successful, independent businesswoman. Joan Crawford won an Oscar in the role.
Actor who got the part: Joan Crawford

Ann Sheridan
Ann Sheridan was another Warner Bros contract player who turned down the title role.
Actor who got the part: Joan Crawford

Barbara Stanwyck
Pursued the Oscar-winning role of the woman abandoned by her philandering husband and rejected by her snobby, spoiled young daughter.
Actor who got the part: Joan Crawford

Shirley Temple
Was considered for the role of the heroine's pretentious, hateful young ingrate of a daughter, "Veda."
Actor who got the part: Ann Blyth

Catherine Turney
Writer Catherine Turney worked on the screenplay but got no screen credit.
Actor who got the part: Ranald MacDougall

Martha Vickers
Martha Vickers tested for the part of Veda.
Actor who got the part: Ann Blyth

Virginia Weidler
Virginia Weidler tested for the part of Veda.
Actor who got the part: Ann Blyth

Donald Woods
Donald Woods was considered for the part of Bert, Mildred's first husband.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Bennett



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