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Roland Young (1887-1953)

  1. Frank Morgan, Reunion In Vienna, 1932.   MGM had chose both Barrymores, John and Lionel, for the banished archduke and the shrink who wed the exile’s ex. When Lionel fell out, Young was contacted (according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 20, 1933) but it was Morgan who wed the UK’s Diana Wyngard.
  2. Cary Grant, The Awful Truth, 1937.     Originally Ralph Bellamy was given Young's role - of The Other Man. It didn't fit him and Grant suggested he take it over.  The wife remained Irene Dunne.  And it worked.  Though none of them seemed  to know what was going on...
  3. Oliver Hardy, Zenobia, 1938.  The first Laurel & Hardy film without Laurel since the start of their globally adored  double act happened like this…  Producer Hal Roach was prepping the comedy for them when Laurel’s contract ended and he was  not interested in any renewal. The couple felt they’d have a better bargaining position if they waited for Hardy’s contract to also run out. Roach wasn’t waiting. He gave Young’s lead role to Hardy, thus breaking up the cinema’s finest comedy duo. Temporarily.  BecauseLaurel then sued the studio for breach of contract.
  4. Thomas Mitchell, It's A Wonderful Life1946.




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