Elinor Donahue

1. – Jean Seberg, Saint Joan, 1957. Tyrannical producer-director Otto Preminger was intrigued by Robert Young’s tele-daughter in Father Knows Best , TV,1954-1960 – and unlike so many other possibilities, she was the right age for the 19-year-old Maid of Orleans. Preminger also considered Ursula Andress, Julie Andrews, Anne Bancroft, Claire Bloom, Carol Burnett, Joan Collins, Sophia Loren, Shirley MacLaine, Mary Tyler Moore, Kim Novak (from Otto’s Man With The Golden Arm, 1955), Debbie Reynolds, Maggie Smith, Liz Taylor and… Mamie Van Doren!

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