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Trivia / Stage Door

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  • Actor-Shared Background: Miss Luther ends up coaching, or teaching, Terry acting. In real life, Constance Collier was a renowned acting teacher (as well as actress), and she ended up teaching Katharine Hepburn Shakespearean acting.
  • The Danza: Eve Arden's character is named Eve, and Ann Miller's character is named Annie.
  • Enforced Method Acting: The cast was made to hang out for several weeks, and most of the banter in the movie came from that.
  • Irony as She Is Cast:
    • Katharine Hepburn had already won an Oscar when she was cast as the talent-free Terry Randall. She does get better, though.
    • Also, the little-known Andrea Leeds played Kaye Hamilton, considered by the others to be the best actress in the bunch.
    • Part of the reason Judy marries at the end is she realizes that her acting career is never going to go anywhere. Judy is played by Lucille Ball.

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