Lynn Bari

  1. Rita Hayworth, Blood and Sand, 1941.    When Fox decided to take over Paramount’s idea of re-making Rodolph (sic) Valentino’s 1922 silent classic with Tyrone Power, the suits ran through ten possibilities for the matador’s lady, Doña Sol des Muir (refused by Tallulah Bankhead in the 30s). Those interviewed and/or tested were Betty Grable, Hedy Lamarr, Dorothy Lamour, Carole Landis, Mona Maris, Maria Montez, Jane Russell, Gene Tierney – and Lynn Bari, who was awarded with the support role of Power’s sister Encarnacion).  Finally, this became Rita Hayworth’s first Technicolor film… even if her singing had to be dubbed by Rosita Granada.  Another re-tread in 1957 for, almost obviously, Sophia Loren, never happened.

 Birth year: 1919Death year: 1989Other name: Casting Calls:  1