Alix De Kauffman

  1. Elizabeth Taylor, National Velvet, 1944.  Alix was among the numerous  potential Velvet Browns.  Including Pat Arno, Suzanna Foster, Leatrice Joy Gilbert, Katharine Hepburn, Leslie Ruth Howard, Patsy Lee Parsons, Gene Tierney. Oh, and Shirley Catlin… the  future UK politician Baroness Shirley Williams. None matched Taylor’s sheer determination. When told she was too short in her tested (directed by Fred Zinnemann!), Liz promised to put on three inches before shooting. And she did!  A star is born, agreed the critics. While Alix never made a movie.

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