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Tandy Vs. Leigh?

March 14, 2005

I have another question about "A Streetcar Named Desire" that someone might be able to answer for me:

I noticed that in the original New York play, Jessica Tandy starred as Blanche DuBois. This was in 1947. In '51, Jessica Tandy was replaced by Vivian Leigh. It seems like the rest of the cast stayed the same. Does anyone know why this switch occured?

If no one gets back to me, I'll probably surf around later to find the answer... but right now I have a wicked headache and 15 minutes til my lunchbreak....

Moira at 03:34 PM :: Comments (1) :: ::

That's a great question. I always assumed it was becuase Vivian Leigh was better known to movie audiences, but I wonder if a biography of Jessica Tandy might cover that detail... very curious.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at March 14, 2005 04:52 PM
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