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Subject: Welch's role of the Judge in "Anatomy of a Murder" may be the first case of "stunt casting"

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Date Posted: Saturday, October 07, 11:52:56am
In reply to: Amazingly, Welchearned a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor Motion Picture and a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer 's message, "I noted jurist, for sure. But known to most for his ONLY acting effoert, as ' Judge Weaver' in the Otto Preminger's 1959 courtroom classic 'Anatomy of a Murder". Sadly, Welch died a year after the film's premiere. ..." on Friday, October 06, 08:13:18pm

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Welch FUN FACT: The part of the judge was offered to both Spencer Tracy and Burl Ives, but instead went to Welch, who said he took the role because "it looked like that was the only way I'd ever get to be a judge". AND another stipulation was, he insisted his new wife play one of the JURORS! (NT) theChroniclerSaturday, October 07, 03:50:38pm

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