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8.  Despite her expertise at playing droll, cynical characters, Arden was uncomfortable with their distance from her real-life personality, and ultimately felt limited by being relentlessly cast in such roles. In 1952 she was quoted as saying: "I just don't like that dame. She is hard-boiled, unsentimental, and not me."

(Note: there was no number 3, so Terrence got us back on track by having two number 7's.)  🙂

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6.  She prepared intensively for her roles, attending meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous for her work in "Days of Wine and Roses" and spending a month of blindfolded mornings at New York's Lighthouse for the Blind before starring in "Wait Until Dark."

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9.  Remick became lifelong friends with composer Stephen Sondheim after appearing in his ill-fated 1964 musical Anyone Can Whistle, which ran on Broadway for only a week.  She later sang in the all-star 1985 concert version of his musical Follies.

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2.  He was originally signed to play the the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz but when Ray Bolger was cast instead, Ebsen was switched to the Tin Woodman.  After weeks of rehearsal, Ebsen was forced to quit after an aluminum-based makeup powder poisoned him.

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