Eleanor Boardman

  1. Helen Hayes,  A Farewell  To  Arms, 1931.  For the first Ernest Hemingway novel to be filmed,  Paramount desired Boardman, Ruth Chatterton and Claudette Colbert  for Catherine Barkley.  As in Colbert-Fredric March or Gary Cooper-Nancy Carroll orCooper-Boardman. Eleanor was chosen and shot some scenes but Hayes made the movie, although totally  wrong as the  nurse who was  (a) tall and (b) English. Fredric March passed the ambulance driver hero to Coop and Hayes promptly had a major crush on him.

 Birth year: 1898Death year: 1991Other name: Casting Calls:  1