Joanna Cassidy

  1. Paula Prentiss, The Stepford Wives,  1975.     “I shot for a week with Joanna,” recalled UK writer-director Bryan Forbes, “but [producer] Edger Scherick didn’t like her and fired her. Joanna is a very fine actress who has gone on to do some very good things, but I didn’t  have the last word. It was Scherick’s decision to re-cast.”
  2. Jill Clayburgh, Gable and Lombard, 1976.    Canadian director Sidney J Furie tested more potential Lombards than Gables. None held a candle to Lombard’s flame.
  3. Lynda Carter, Wonder Woman, TV, 1976-1979.  Joanna beat 200 applicants  for the role, yet director Jack Arnold refused to consider the series without  Miss World USA 1972. So no chance for the previous, 1973 WW tele-film star, Cathy Lee Crosby, Angie Bowie (David’s first wife), and all three Charlie’s Angels: Farrah Fawcett. Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith. Carter was soon on $1m a year while Debra Winger, at 20, refused her own spin-off series as was her sister, Wonder Girl. Joanna showed she had the right Diana Prince stuff as Zhora in Blade Runner, 1982.
  4. Kate Mulgrew, Star Trek: Voyager, TV, 1995-2001.      


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