Adele Longmire

  1. Betty Field, Kings Row, 1941.     Ida Lupino (and Olivia de Havilland rejected the neurotic Cassandra that Bette Davis craved.  (She suggested Field for the part). Longmire, Laraine Day, Katharine Hepburn, Marsha Hunt, Priscilla Lane, Joan Leslie, Susan Peters, Gene Tierney were also seen for “the town they talk of in whispers,” full of murder, sadism, depravity  And worse that had to be axed from Henry Bellamann’s 1940 novel: sex (premarital), sex (gay), incest, suicide…  Peyton Place 16 years before Peyton Place!

 Birth year: 1918Death year: 2008Other name: Casting Calls:  1