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Who else could have played Doralee in Nine to Five?

What if Dolly had bailed on being in the movies. Who else might have made a good Doralee in Nine to Five?

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by Anonymousreply 76October 17, 2021 1:56 AM

The obvious answer is Miss Barbara Mandrell.

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by Anonymousreply 1October 14, 2021 7:13 PM

I'd go with another country singer like Juice Newton or Crystal Gayle.

by Anonymousreply 2October 14, 2021 7:15 PM

What if PIZZA contained no crust?

If Paris wasn't he capital of France, what city?

If you could ONLY pee, or poop, which you you prefer?

by Anonymousreply 3October 14, 2021 7:29 PM

Bette Midler would have been a fun addition to the cast.

by Anonymousreply 4October 14, 2021 7:37 PM

Loni Anderson.

by Anonymousreply 5October 14, 2021 7:43 PM

Why not Totie Fields in a casket?

by Anonymousreply 6October 14, 2021 7:44 PM

Get a life OP. Quick!

by Anonymousreply 7October 14, 2021 7:44 PM

R3, what if you had a sense of humor, a personality, curiosity?

by Anonymousreply 8October 14, 2021 7:45 PM

They were all so well cast for 9 to 5 - one of my few comfort movies that I own.

by Anonymousreply 9October 14, 2021 7:48 PM

Bette Midler mentioned above would have been great and perhaps Raquel.

by Anonymousreply 10October 14, 2021 8:08 PM

Susan Anton! She had a great voice, too!

by Anonymousreply 11October 14, 2021 8:10 PM

Hildegard Knef, Gina Lollobrigida

by Anonymousreply 12October 14, 2021 8:15 PM

Helen Lawson

by Anonymousreply 13October 14, 2021 8:16 PM

Y'all rang?

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by Anonymousreply 14October 14, 2021 8:17 PM

So now we have the What Would [X TV show or film] Have Been Like If Only [Y Actor/Actress] Had Played [Z Role] Troll?

by Anonymousreply 15October 14, 2021 8:39 PM

Sally Kirkland could do anything.

by Anonymousreply 16October 14, 2021 8:40 PM

Bette Midler

Carol Wayne

by Anonymousreply 17October 14, 2021 8:42 PM

Liv Ullmann

by Anonymousreply 18October 14, 2021 9:06 PM

I never miss a Liv Ullman workplace comedy.

by Anonymousreply 19October 14, 2021 9:07 PM

Little known fact, Dabney Coleman actually auditioned for the role.

Fortunately, the casting director thought he was a better fit for Frank.

True story.

by Anonymousreply 20October 14, 2021 9:39 PM

Benazir Bhutto, Joey Heatherton

by Anonymousreply 21October 14, 2021 9:45 PM

Judy Landers

by Anonymousreply 22October 14, 2021 9:53 PM

Sylvia Krystal?!?! Why not Sandahl Bergman?

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by Anonymousreply 23October 14, 2021 9:59 PM

Garbage movie that was only bearable because of Dolly.

by Anonymousreply 24October 14, 2021 10:01 PM

Ona Munson

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by Anonymousreply 25October 14, 2021 10:04 PM

If she were a little older, Jennifer Tilly would have been fun in the role. Jean Kasem was pretty hot at the time because of CHEERS, I could see her being fun in the role, too.

by Anonymousreply 26October 14, 2021 10:27 PM

I see some very bad ideas upthread. Loni Anderson, Susan Anton? Just no.

My vote was for Olivia Newton John. Despite Dolly's sassy personality, Doralee was not a sassy character. Barbara Mandrell is an interesting suggestion.

by Anonymousreply 27October 14, 2021 10:42 PM

Picture Divine in a blonde bouffant, and you have perfection.

by Anonymousreply 28October 14, 2021 10:43 PM

Rachel Dennison

by Anonymousreply 29October 14, 2021 10:54 PM

Lotte Lenya

Sylvia Miles

Irene Papas

by Anonymousreply 30October 14, 2021 11:02 PM

Anita Morris

by Anonymousreply 31October 14, 2021 11:19 PM

Pearl Bailey

by Anonymousreply 32October 14, 2021 11:22 PM

Jack Lemmon as Daphne

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by Anonymousreply 33October 14, 2021 11:25 PM

R26 Cheers didn’t air until ‘82 and Jean wasn’t on until ‘84.

by Anonymousreply 34October 14, 2021 11:29 PM

Goldie Hawn

by Anonymousreply 35October 14, 2021 11:30 PM

Judy Landers

Ornella Muti

by Anonymousreply 36October 14, 2021 11:47 PM

Well, OP, you're in the running for Most Inane Thread of the Day."

But don't get pompous. The evening is young.

by Anonymousreply 37October 14, 2021 11:49 PM

Connie Stevens!

by Anonymousreply 38October 14, 2021 11:57 PM

Who the fuck keeps saying Bette Midler? Doralee is someone the boss wants to fuck and the other women are threatened by. Midler would be completely miscast.

by Anonymousreply 39October 15, 2021 2:37 AM

Yeah, I don't see Bette Midler at all.

by Anonymousreply 40October 15, 2021 2:47 AM

Sylvia Miles

by Anonymousreply 41October 15, 2021 2:59 AM

Diana Ross would have been perfect.

by Anonymousreply 42October 15, 2021 3:03 AM

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Anonymousreply 43October 15, 2021 3:06 AM

Schelley Duvall.

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by Anonymousreply 45October 15, 2021 3:07 AM

Zelda Rubenstein.

by Anonymousreply 46October 15, 2021 3:08 AM

Louise Lasser

by Anonymousreply 47October 15, 2021 3:08 AM

Wendy O. Williams.

by Anonymousreply 48October 15, 2021 3:09 AM

Diana Ross would have added an interesting dynamic. It would have been great to see her in a comedy.

by Anonymousreply 49October 15, 2021 3:10 AM

[quote]Bette Midler would have been a fun addition to the cast.

You have a strange notion of fun.

by Anonymousreply 50October 15, 2021 3:15 AM

Donna Douglas from the Beverly Hillbillies

by Anonymousreply 51October 15, 2021 3:17 AM

Elizabeth Montgomery.

by Anonymousreply 52October 15, 2021 3:17 AM

Adrienne Barbeau

Dyan Cannon

Chesty Morgan

by Anonymousreply 53October 15, 2021 3:21 AM

Jessica Lange. Though she chose to be the bimbo in the other 1980 film about an insurgent female trio, How to Beat The High Cost of Living.

by Anonymousreply 54October 15, 2021 3:26 AM

Bernadette Peters.

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by Anonymousreply 56October 15, 2021 3:30 AM

Morgana, the Kissing Bandit.

by Anonymousreply 57October 15, 2021 3:37 AM

Farrah Fawcett. :-)

by Anonymousreply 58October 15, 2021 3:47 AM

No, R44, but you should submit Shelley on ‘The Who could have played Carrie’ thread,

by Anonymousreply 59October 15, 2021 4:01 AM

Sally Struthers would have been a friggin’ hoot!

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by Anonymousreply 60October 15, 2021 4:03 AM

Can we get a poll for who could have replaced Dolly in Rhinestone?

by Anonymousreply 61October 15, 2021 5:00 AM

Harvey Fierstein for Rhinestone?

by Anonymousreply 62October 15, 2021 5:48 AM

Teri Garr

by Anonymousreply 63October 15, 2021 6:00 AM

Daye Funaway…….

by Anonymousreply 64October 15, 2021 6:06 AM

Another queer woman so it would continue being one of the most lesbionic movies ever made.

by Anonymousreply 65October 15, 2021 6:06 AM

Marcia Wallace would have made it a wacky trio.

by Anonymousreply 66October 15, 2021 6:08 AM

No one else could have played Doralee. That role was made for Dolly Parton and she was perfect in it. She even wrote the legendary song "9 to5". Try not to sing it.

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by Anonymousreply 67October 15, 2021 6:40 AM

Suzanne Somers

by Anonymousreply 68October 16, 2021 5:00 AM

Misty Rowe

by Anonymousreply 69October 16, 2021 5:46 AM

Ernest Borgnine would’ve been perfect for it.

He should’ve fired his manager.

by Anonymousreply 70October 16, 2021 1:27 PM

Ann Jillian. She would have sung the theme, too.

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by Anonymousreply 71October 16, 2021 2:08 PM

Bette Midler could have NOT played Doralee, but maybe Violette.

by Anonymousreply 72October 16, 2021 2:34 PM

Linda Lavin. She could've sung the theme song, too.

by Anonymousreply 73October 16, 2021 2:38 PM

R24- The movie is watchable but DEFINITELY overrated.

by Anonymousreply 74October 16, 2021 2:41 PM

[quote] Linda Lavin. She could've sung the theme song, too.

Well, scatted it anyway.

by Anonymousreply 75October 16, 2021 2:55 PM

Sada Thompson would have been an out of left field choice but I can see the chemistry between her, Jane, and Lily.

by Anonymousreply 76October 17, 2021 1:56 AM
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