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Nancy Davis (Reagan)

  1. Paula Raymond, Crisis, 1949.     Nancy was determined   to be Cary Grant’s wife in the thriller. And she had a good chance   as her lover Benjamin Thau, none other than MGM’s casting director.   He arranged a test with new auteur Richard Brooks.    Metro production chief Dore Schary called it: “The worst screentest in the history of Hollywood.”  At the time, Nancy’s   nly real fame was being the God-daughter of   the silent lesbian star, Alla Nazimova...  and being   the finest (free) fellatrice in town.  Working her way down - via   Marlon Brando, producer Norman Krasna, Peter Lawford, Robert Stack, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker - to her ultimate goal:  Ronald Reagan.
  2. Anne Baxter,   All About Eve, 1949.
  3. Debbie Reynolds, Mother, 1997.     Albert Brooks, the wannabe West Coast Woody Allen, wanted a casting coup.   When his agent's sister suggested meeting the ex-First Lady, producer Scott Rudin feared a headline-making stunt "and probably a bad movie." Brooks read scenes with Nancy, who   had not filmed since Crash Landing, 1957.  "This is going to kill me for the rest of my life," she said.   "But I can't   do this." She knew her place (and heart) was with her husband,, ex-President Ronald Reagan, stricken with Uncle Al - Alzheimer's disease. He died in 2004. She bowed out with   the kind of   smile that Joan Didion once called "a study in frozen insincerity."


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