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A play opened on Broadway in the mid '40s. The male lead was known for playing second banana in romantic triangle films to one of films' biggest stars, and the female lead played a key supporting role in a landmark film a few years earlier which had yielded a Best Actor Oscar winner. The film version was released 3 years later, with different male and female leads, directed by a legendary director. Title?

 

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Ralph Bellamy starred in State of the Union on Broadway with Ruth Hussey. Hussey co-starred in the Philadelphia Story, where Jimmy Stewart won the Oscar for Best Actor.

 

Frank Capra directed Hepburn and Tracy in the film version of The State of the Union.

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Terrific starlet--

 

Daughter of Hollywood Mogul

Wife of Movie Star

Cousin of Famed Choreographer

 

Please give all info--

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This 40's actress was a favorite at a top Hollywood studio, though never a star. She was featured in a 40's series and then married one of the 40's most iconic musicmen.

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Hints: appeared in MGM films with stars--Eleanor Powell, Mickey Rooney and Lana Turner. Simply hitched with the top 40's bandleader--dead-giveaway!

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A particular Broadway production, which was later turned into a film, was written with Marlene Dietrich in mind for the lead. She was offered the role, but turned it down, because rewrites had so toned down the role that she thought she was no longer appropriate for it. Name of production?

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What is.. One Touch of Venus (1943) Broadway Production?

 

Mary Martin replaced Marlene Dietrich in the Broadway production,

Ava Gardner took it in the film version.

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I'll take American Films for 800 Alex

 

*This American horror film was nominated for three Academy Awards. Too bad the characters couldn't see that coming out of their TV.*

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