Jane Bryan

  1. Anne Shirley, Saturday’s Children, 1940.    Jane was all set to play Bobby opposite James Stewart – when her boyfriend, future industrialist Justin Dart Jr popped the question.  She agreed and immediately retired… remaining friendly with ex-co-star Ronald Reagan. (Gosh, thank you, guys!).   Indeed, the Darts persuaded him into politics. Olivie de Havilland preferred suspension to the role.  John Garfield replaced Stewart but refused a fourth film with Priscilla Lane.  And when a never-named noviciate was dropped after two days, Shirley saved the day.

 Birth year: 1918Death year: 2009Other name: Casting Calls:  1