Dina Merrill

  1. Suzy Parker, Ten North Frederick, 1956.     The John O’Hara novel was bought for Spencer Tracy. But the plot -older married man falling for younger woman and drinking himself to death – was too close to home. And testing the girls didn’t help… Dina, Marjorie Steele, Inger Stevens…when all the time, Fox boss Buddy Adler “had the hots” for ex-model Parker. (In 1989, she and actor husband Ted Hartley bought RKO Pictures). 
  2. May Britt, The Hunters, 1957.     The svelte new Swedish Fox import won Kris, wife of boozy USAF pilot Lee  Phillips from such stiff competition as  Merrill, Hope Lange and Patricia Owens. 

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