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The last woman to play "Anna Leonowens" in the original Broadway production of "The King and I". Took the role circa 1953 and played it until the production closed in 1954, opposite Yul Brynner
as "The King". Repreated the role in a few segments of the "General Foods 25th Anniversary Show" (1954) honoring Rodgers and ...
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Did You Know?
I was fitted for costumes in The Glass Key
(1942) with Alan Ladd
when I was told by the studio boss, Buddy G. DeSylva
, that [the much shorter] Veronica Lake
would do the part. He said I could stick around and play heavies. I said no! I over-ate my way out of the Paramount contract.
Was the actress with the longest hair in Hollywood (39 inches long). Universal pushed her as a 'rival' to Dorothy Lamour
when she changed her hairstyle to a middle parting
Her long hair
The Fire and Ice Girl