Hollywood actresses in contention to play Lillian Roth included June Allyson (who nearly won the role), Shelley Winters, Ann Blyth, Grace Kelly, Janet Leigh, Jane Wyman, Jean Simmons, Jane Russell and Piper Laurie.
OH! Look what ya did! And ya DID IT ON PURPOSE! You're still trying to make me do what you want, to be what you want! I can't be anything except what I am! Look, look what did you drop that bottle for? What are you trying to do, drive me crazy? Go ...
When Lillian finishes singing "Red, Red Robin," she's standing next to the curtain. But when we cut to a wider angle, she's now five or six feet away.