Sara Allgood

  1. Esther Dale, Ten Gentlemen From West Point, 1941.     Change of chaperone for Maureen O’Hara when Allgood was “held by another role” – possibly Mrs Merton in Roxie Hart. Both Fox tales featured George Montgomery.
  2. Gwendolyn Logan, Rings on Her Fingers, 1941.    Before going to the India-born Brit, Miss Calahan was set for the veteran Irish actress in director Rouben Mamoulian’s 14th film – “a mediocre exercise,” according to the New York Times.
  3. Jane Darwell, The Ox-Bow Incident,1942.   Director William (Wild Bill) Wellman suddenly changed Ma Grier from Allgood to Florence Bates – and when she was injured in a horse-riding sequence, by Jane Darwell, rejoining her son from The Grapes of Wrath, Henry Fonda, in his last film before joining WWII in the US Navy until 1946..  Both films were Henry Fonda’s  favourites during his largely unhappy days at Fox.
  4. Norma Varden, National Velvet, 1944.      Invariably  a warm-hearted mums or housekeeper, the Dublin Abbey Theatre star lost  Miss Sims  to the classical pianist turned actress from London. 
  5. Lillian Randolph, It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946.

 Birth year: 1879Death year: 1950Other name: Casting Calls:  5