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Bobby Darin (1936-1973)

  1. Richard Beymer, West Side Story, 1961.      Among all the   guys seen for   Jets and Sharks, only two were singers. Darin and...   Elvis! Kevin Spacey made no mention of this in his biopic about the singer with a dodgy heart.
  2. Rock Hudson, Send Me No Flowers, 1963.  Gene Kelly was the first director. He quit when he could not persuade Warren Beatty, nor Darin to play the hypochondriac who is positive he is dying. Norman Jewison helmed the film, the third and last (thank heaven) for the Hudson-Doris Day duo.
  3. Edd Byrnes, The Secret Invasion, 1964.      Director Roger Corman signed the singer for this pre-Dirty Dozen in Yugoslavia.   “The way I heard it,” said Corman associate Jack   Hill,   “on the eve of filming, Bobby ran off with some   girl.” Convinced he’d die at 34, he did not have long to go. He   died, after open heart surgery,   at 37, leaving his body to the UCLA Medical Center.
  4. Jerry Lewis, The Day The Clown Cried, 1972. “My clown,” said scenarist Joan O’Brien, “is obnoxious and self-centered.” Well, that explains Jerry’s interestin playing a German clown keeping kids amused... in Auschwitz. Milton Berle, Joseph Schildkraut and Dick Van Dyke also tried. Jerry felt the whole world conspired against his (never released) version. It was called - take your pick - unwatchable/never finished/never seen/buried in his vault/in litigation/out to lunch. “Perfect” - in its awfulness!” said actor Harry Shearer. “Like a student film,” said producer Jim Wright. Not even Steven Spielberg offered to re-make it.

 

 

 





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