Sonja Henier

  1. Loretta Young, The Farmer’s Daughter, 1963.   Gone With The Wind producer David O Selznick was first to obtain the rights of the Swedish play, Juurakon Hulda, by Hella Wuolijoki. As the titular woman was also Swedish, he naturally offered it to Ingrid Bergman.  She backed off because of Film City rumours about her having an affair with Joseph Cotton. Also turned down by  Dorothy McGuire and Norwegian Olympic  and world champion ice-skater Sonja Henie  (a big  30s’ star:  Esther Williams on Ice)., DOS sold the piece to RKO, where Loretta’s co-star was… Cotten.

 Birth year: 1912Death year: 1969Other name: Casting Calls:  1