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Lorna Luft was in the running to play Iola Boylan in “Mama’s Family”

Can you imagine her in the role?

by Anonymousreply 14July 9, 2024 4:40 AM

She wazsh NOT.

That wasz Marilyn Maye!

by Anonymousreply 1July 8, 2024 12:46 PM

God no.

by Anonymousreply 2July 9, 2024 12:34 AM

Thank God we were spared the “Iola was molested” subplot.

by Anonymousreply 3July 9, 2024 12:51 AM

“Iola liked green, but I like blue!”

by Anonymousreply 4July 9, 2024 1:01 AM

She almost had it, too but Beverly Archer came in and everyone agreed she was too hilarious not to cast.

by Anonymousreply 5July 9, 2024 1:06 AM

Well let me tell you about a few things that are worse than molestation.

by Anonymousreply 6July 9, 2024 1:26 AM

She was already in “Mama’s” family.

by Anonymousreply 7July 9, 2024 1:32 AM

[quote]Iola liked green

Iola liked pink.

by Anonymousreply 8July 9, 2024 1:42 AM

She claims to have almost been cast as Grizabella in Cats too.

by Anonymousreply 9July 9, 2024 2:20 AM

I wanted to be molested….by Vint.

by Anonymousreply 10July 9, 2024 2:22 AM

With her in the role it would look like Iola was spending all day at the Food Circus trying free vittles.

by Anonymousreply 11July 9, 2024 3:13 AM

Hi Vint! wryly Naomi.

by Anonymousreply 12July 9, 2024 3:17 AM

Lorna is fabulous!

by Anonymousreply 13July 9, 2024 4:09 AM

Luft's book details her experience with Cats. Supposedly she was given a vocal coach to work with for months so she assumed she had the role. Then she read in the papers that Betty Buckley had been cast.

by Anonymousreply 14July 9, 2024 4:40 AM
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