Sarah Churchill

  1. Nina Foch, An American In Paris, 1950.    Winston Churchill’s daughter and Celeste Holm, were on co-director Vincente Minnelli’s short list for Milo Roberts.  Until he fell for Foch’s reading of a predatory blonde… to match Jean Hagen in Singin’ in the Rain.  Instead, Sarah joined Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding… when MGM trailer producer Frank Whitbeck was against featuring her in any big wauyin the the musical’s  trailer. “Miss Churchill is a fine performer, but photogenically I don’t think that she would be that attractive unless people knew that she was Winston Churchill’s daughter…and as you suggest, we could not use any such reference.”  Astaire still danced on the ceiling to her photo!

 Birth year: 1914Death year: 1982Other name: Casting Calls:  1