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Agnes Moorehead (1906-1974)

  1. Edith Evanson, Reunion In France, 1942.    Change of  Genevieve, a zero role in a zero Joan Crawford confection - about her Paris socialite rescuing a US bomber pilot. John Wayne, slumming at MGM.  They’ll always have Paris.
  2. Gladys Coopr, The Song of Bernadette, 1943.     A year earlier, producer William Perlberg had a Moorehead meet for Sister Marie Therese Vazous in the story of 
 the  French girl who had a vision of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes in 1858.   
  3. Edward G Robinson,  The Stranger, 1945.       For his second Hollywood production,   Sam Spiegel - SP Eagle, at the time -  proudly won Orson Welles  as star and director.  Orson then oddly dropped his main idea  - for his Mercury Theatre player to be the detective hunting Welles’ WWII criminal…  like a spinster lady hunting Nazis. (Very Hitchcockian).    The reason: Robinson was part of Spiegel’s eternal gin rummy games.  This is the only film directed by Welles to show a profit during its original release.  Didn't help him any.
  4. Jeannette Nolan, Macbeth, 1947.   Fourth choice this time, after Vivien Leigh Tallulah Bankhead and Mercedes McCambridge. And that hurt, after all she was part of Welles’ Mercury stage and radio group. But Mrs John McIntire made her screen debut  as Lady M opposite Orson Welles at age 26.  Didnl' help her any.
  5. Mercedes McCambridge, Giant, 1955.
  6. Lilian Gish, Night Of The Hunter,  1954.    For his one and only - and classic - directing gig, Charles Laughton was spoilt  for choice  for guardian angel Rachel Cooper.  He saw Gish, Moorehead, Ethel Barrymore, Jane Darwell, Louise Fazenda,  Helen Hayes and, of course, his wife, Elsa Lanchester.

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