Tania Elg

  1. Cathy O’Donnell, Ben-Hur, 1958.   Sword and sandal epics were in.  And producer Sam Zimbalist, who’d made one of the biggest – Quo Vadis, 1950 –  was back in Rome in charge of the re-make of the 1923 silent Ben-Hur, racing chariots and all.  And he chose Alabama’s Cathy O’Donnell over Finnish Taina Elg for Tirzah.

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