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3) Unlike the film Anna and the King of Siam, The King and I did not kill off Anna's son Louis, who lived into his 60s in London.


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7.  Maureen O'Hara was considered for the role but according to her autobiography, Richard Rogers objected.  O'Hara, a soprano, could have sung the part herself.  Her mother Marguerita was an opera singer.

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9 hours ago, chaya bat woof woof said:

5 Rita Morena played Tuptim (sp?) - she is Latino so nowadays people would object

9) The mixed race Dorothy Dandridge was the first choice for Tuptim, the slave girl.

But Dorothy turned it down on the advice of her boyfriend and mentor, director Otto Preminger.

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1 hour ago, Terrence1 said:

8.)  Deborah Kerr's role on Broadway was played by Gertrude Lawrence.

10) The role originated with Gertrude Lawrence because she had commissioned Rodgers and Hammerstein to create the musical for her.

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9.  Rock Hudson, Dorothy Malone and Robert Stack appeared together again in The Tarnished Angels (1957) also directed by Douglas Sirk 

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