Betty Garrett

  1. Betty Hutton, Annie Get Your Gun, 1950.     A Betty battle… “I bought it [for an unprecedented $700,000] to give Judy a kick,” said producer Arthur Freed. “That’s when she  got sick… I had to take her out. The girl just couldn’t function.”  Betty Hutton could.  After  two other Bettys – Garrett and Grable – were shot down  at the pass. So sere Judy Canova, Doris Day,  Ethel Merman (Broadway’s 1946  Annie) and Ginger Rogers. 
  2. Marge Champion, Lovely To Look At, 1952.      Last minute change from the A Team (Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra) to a B team (Kathryn Grayson,   Red Skelton, Howard Keel).


 Birth year: 1919Death year: 2011Other name: Casting Calls:  2