TheatreGuyNYC (no login) Posted Jul 9, 2008 10:05 AM
You're taking me back a few decades but I remember reading an article at the time when The Love Boat was on the air. In it they mentioned that Jill Whelan had auditioned for Annie and had been offered an orphan role at the same time that she was offered The Love Boat and had to choose between the two projects. As a kid of the time I remember thinking, "Why would she turn down Annie" but I guess in the long run The Love Boat was the wiser choice. If memory serves she was offered the part of an orphan in the LA company when Patricia Ann Patts was Annie.