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Jane Greer (1924-2001)

  1. Cathy O’Donnell, They Live By Night, 1947.   Greer and a Maine girl called Jeff Donnell were seen by director Nicholas Ray for Farley Granger’s squeeze…a girl named Keechie. Granger recommended O’Donnell. They then made MGM’s Side Street, released a few weeks after the much delayed Night in November 1949. Greer moved on to a better known ’47 pastures. Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past with Robert Mitchum. Now you’re talking!
  2. Hedy Lamarr, Samson and Delilah, 1949.     Far fetched notion.   Or, just plain... desperate!  CB DeMille  also saw veteran Larraine Day, Ava Gardner, Miriam Hopkins (in 1935), song ’n’ dancer Betty Hutton, Maria Montez (perfect !), Maureen O’Hara, Nancy Olson (too demure), Jean Peters, Ruth Roman, Ann Sheridan, Jean Simmons (too young at 19), Gene Tierney, Italian Alida  Valli., pllus two Swedes: Viveca Lindfors and Marta Toren.  Here’s a review signed Groucho Marx: “No picture can hold my interest where the leading man's bust is larger than the leading lady's!"
  3. Gloria Grahame, Macao, 1952.     Jane’s career was stuck when tycoon Howard Hughes swore “as long as I own this studio, you won't work.” Because she had   slept with (and wed) Rudy Vallee.   Hughes ruined the marriage (lasting a mere eight months) yet saved her from this underwritten (unwritten, Gloria said) role of the villain’s main squeeze.  Gloria was stuck with her about to be divorced husband, Nicholas Ray, directing. She  offered him a deal.  “I won’t insist on alimony if you get me out of this blankety-blank picture! (Not released until 1952). 
  4. Elizabeth Taylor, Giant, 1955.
  5. Angie Dickinson, Rio Bravo, 1958. 

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