Lois Smith

  1. Natalie Wood, Rebel Without a Cause, 1955.     Notes found an Irving Shulman’s scenario in Warner’s archives revealed the studio looked as James Dean or Tab Hunter for Jim… and Smith as Judy. Also considered: Carroll Baker, Patricia Crowley, Jayne Mansfield, Margaret O’Brien, Debbie Reynolds Director Nicholas Ray felt Wood was not a wild teen (even though she was having sex with him at age 16). He rushed to an LA hospital when she had a car crash where she famously yelled about her doctor: “Didja hear what he called me, Nick?! He called me a goddamn juvenile delinquent! Now do I get the part?!”

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