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Wendy Barrie (1912-1978)

  1. Joan Fontaine, The Constant Nymph, 1942.  Arriving for  lunch at Romanoff’s, director Edmund Goulding stopped by Brian Aherne’s table to chat with his pal.  (He had starred in the UK version in 1933).  Goulding said it was impossible to find the lead girl. He’d tried Barrie, Jennifer Jones, Eve March, Joan Leslie. Head brother Jack Warner craved A Star. “She has to be consumptive, flat-chested, anemic, and 14!” “How about me?” said the the freckled miss sitting with Aherne.  “Who are you?” asked Goulding, somehow not recognising his friend’s wife in a leather flight suit and  pigtails (they had just flown into LA from their Indio ranch). “Joan Fontaine.”  “You’re perfect!”  She was 25. So what! She signed next day and called it “the happiest motion-picture assignment of my career.” Oscar nomination, included.   Being the mistress of  gangster Bugsy Siegel ended Hollywood career. After Submarine Alert in 1943, she was not seen again until a cameo in George Cukor's It Should Happen to You, 1953.

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