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Elizabeth Ashley

  1. Natalie Wood, West Side Story, 1961.   Among the many... Anna Maria Alberghetti, Diane Baker, Susan Kohner, Hope Lange, Suzanne Pleshette,  Jill St John and...and... and Angie Dickinson!
  2. Anne Bancroft, The Slender Thread, 1965.  Or Cross My Heart And Hope To Die when Ashley was set as the suicide-line volunteer. Then, something went awry with contracts.
  3. Paula Prentiss, What's New Pussycat?1965.    “Too tired” to be the sole American in Peter O'Toole's Paris harem.  She then paid to leave a Broadway show “to see some sights in London.”  Mainly, future husband George Peppard.
  4. Katharine Ross, The Graduate, 1967.    Broadway’s Mike Nichols came to town and saw, tested, auditioned almost every  babe of the correct age for Mrs Robinson’s daughter.   From Baby Doll to Lolita, by way of Saint Joan and The Flying Nun Sally Field… Ashley, Ann-Margret, , Carroll Baker, Candice Bergen, Patty Duke, Jane Fonda, Sue Lyon, Carol Lynley, Hayley Mills, Yvette Mimieux, Suzanne Pleshette, Lee Remick, Jean Seberg, Pamela Tiffin, Tuesday Weld, Natalie Wood. Thewre was a brief moment when Ashley and her husband, George Peppard, were seen for the runaway couple. Having played  Games with her that year, Simone Signoret recommended Ross to Nichols.
  5. Stephanie Beacham, The Colbys,TV, 1985-1987.   For billionaire Charlton Heston’s British wife, Sable (first cousin of Dynasty’s Joan Collins character), Faye Dunaway wanted a bigger payday. (The budget was already $1m per episode). Elizabeth Ashley, Angie Dickinson were next up. Then, the Brits...  Sue Lloyd and Kate O’Mara (who became Caress Morrell in Dynasty… yes, Caress!) while Diana Rigg, Susannah York who quite simply refused the soap.

 





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