Ann Todd

  1. Elizabeth Taylor, Life With Father, 1946.  According to info within the USC Cinema-Television Library, both Todd and Shirley Temple had been in the mix for Mary Day, aka the daughter of William Powell and Irene Dunne in the film of the enormous Broadway success.
  2. Moira Shearer, The Red Shoes, 1948. The Archers team, director MichAel Powell and scenarist-producer Emeric Pressburger,  searched  for a beauteous ballerina who could act. They found Moira Shearer, , second to Margot Fonteyn at the Sadler’s Wells Ballet. The redhead, however, was not interested. It took a full year to persuade her – after thinking of actresses (like Todd and Hazel Court), doubled by a dancer for the ballet scenes – the 1937 plan for Merle Oberon.


 Birth year: 1909Death year: 1993Other name: Casting Calls:  2