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What Do They Have in Common?

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Is it that they each played Virginia Weidler's mother in a film?



Fay Bainter -- Young Tom Edison

Norma Shearer -- The Women

Mary Nash -- The Philadelphia Story

Barbara O'Neil -- All This, and Heaven Too

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Yeah! They all were nominated for their role in a Broadway musical, but the film role went to someone else...

Gwen Verdon--Sweet Charity (Shirley MacLaine)

Julie Andrews--My Fair Lady (Audrey Hepburn)

Barbara Harris--On a Clear Day.. (Streisand)

Mary Martin--Sound of Music (Julie Andrews) & South Pacific (Mitzi Gaynor)


Well, Princess got the Tony part, but Terrence got the film link..your thread, Terrence1

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Is it that they each appeared in at least one film with their husband?


Ava Gardner -- Babes on Broadway with Mickey Rooney

Lucille Ball -- Too Many Girls (and other movies) with Desi Arnaz

Mamie Van Doren -- High School Confidential and Girls Town with Ray Anthony

Betty Grable -- Springtime in the Rockies with Harry James

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