Patsy Lee Parsons

  1. Elizabeth Taylor,National Velvet, 1944.  Parsons  was among the numerous  potential Velvet Browns.  Including Alix De Kauffman, Suzanna Foster, Leatrice Joy Gilbert, Katharine Hepburn, Leslie Ruth Howard, Patsy Lee Parsons, Gene Tierney. Oh, and Shirley Catlin… the  future UK politician Baroness Shirley Williams. None matched Taylor’s sheer determination. When told she was too short in her test (directed by  Fred Zinnemann!), Liz promised to put on three inches before shooting. And she did!  A star is born, agreed the critics. Parsons won 15 screen roles, during 1937 (at age six) to 1956.

 Birth year: 1931Death year: 2006Other name: Casting Calls:  1