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Old July 12 2013, 02:06 PM   #24
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Re: The Cage cast

Botany Bay wrote: View Post
So why did Dromm get chopped after the second pilot? Anyone know?
IMDb says:

Hollywood took notice of this easy, breezy, beautiful commercial model and enticed her to move West to forge an acting career. It was a reluctant move for her. Her first acting job would be in the second "Star Trek" pilot episode, which introduced William Shatner to the show. Although she was promised a continued run in the sci-fi series, she instead accepted her first film role.

The classic comedy/satire The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966) was a terrific introductory showcase for her in which she played a fetching-looking teenage babysitter who falls for a handsome young Russian sailor and protector (John Phillip Law). Both were surrounded by huge comedy talent in the film, including Alan Arkin, Carl Reiner, Paul Ford and Jonathan Winters. Following this she revealed even more of her curvy assets as a pretty, bikini-draped undercover agent trying to solve a murder alongside equally pretty Troy Donahue in Come Spy with Me (1967). This movie bombed on arrival.

The Hollywood scene was not for Andrea, however, and, after a mere three acting jobs, willingly returned to New York and modeling again.
It also offers these quotes in her own words, though does not attribute them:
Since "Star Trek" (1966) was only a pilot they could keep you under option for six months and change your character or even worse drop you from the series. You had no guarantees that they would sign you for the series. I thought that doing the movie (The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966)) would be more exciting and a great thing to do. That was a choice I had to make and you can't look back.

I was offered a role in The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966). They told me you either had to do the film or the ("Star Trek" (1966)) series. I chose the film, but had I known that "Star Trek" would become such a phenomena, I probably would have opted for the series.
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