Allene Roberts

  1. Sally Forrest, Not Wanted, 1948.  Living a very spiritual life. Roberts rejected any offer that did not equate with her high moral standards…. such as this single mother-to-be. As if such fates did not happen to Baptist women!  (Forrest created the Marilyn Monroe film role in  Broadway’s Seven Year Itch).
  2. Shirley Jones, Oklahoma, 1955.     In the biggest A Film ever coming her way, the beauty from Birmingham, Alabama, was Jones’ closest rival for the role  of  Laurey Williams.  Roberts refused almost as many screen roles as she made (28) being an ardent Christian… donating 10% of her pay-cheques to her Baptist church.

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  2