Marianne Sarstadt

  1. Millie Perkins, The Diary of Anne Frank, 1958.       The  poor, teenage Holocaust heroine deserved better than this…   Director George Stevens’ collected papers mentions reported a major search for a “new face” for the Holocaust heroine. More than 2,000 girls were seen in Europe (particularly Amsterdam where she lived) and Israel… such as Oshra El Kayam, Karin Wolfe. Plus actresses Perkins, Sarstadt, Janet Margolin, Tuesday Weld, Natalie Wood – and Broadway’s Anne, Susan Strasberg. Anne’s father, Otto Frank suggested Audrey Hepburn. Born just 39 days before Anne, Hepburn was now too old at 29 to play a teenager. Also, she had no wish to relive the the Nazi horrors she had seen growing up in Holland.    

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