Eva LeGallienne

  • Charlotte Henry, Alice in Wonderland, 1933.  Suddenly everyne wanted  to film Lewis Carroll’s mosy famous pork.  Desoite being 40,  Mary Pickford planned  to  be Alice with animation items made in Disney!  Columbia wanted to star Eva LeGallienne, 34,  in a screen adaptation of her stage version.  But it was  Paramount  who won the rights and tried to save its sinking ship with most of  its contracted stars (Cary Grant as Mock Turtle!).   Didn’t work. Their costuming hid who they were. From 7,000 Paramlount chose nine Alice  possibilities . Marge Champion, 16; Betty Gable, 23; Paulette Goddard, 23; Pearl  Hay, 12; Ida Lupino, 15; Anne Shirley, 15; and two real kiddiwinks: Sue Kellog and the stunning six-year-old Marilyn Knowlden.  The winner was Charlotte Henry, 19, from New York and eventually 31 other movies.

 Birth year: 1899Death year: 1991Other name: Casting Calls:  1