People: Oct. 6, 1986

In one of the century's most famous mysteries, Anna Anderson claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, Nicholas II's youngest daughter and the sole survivor of the 1918 massacre of the Russian imperial family. But she died in 1984 without ever proving her claim, and her true identity remains uncertain. Now Anderson has again been the cause of controversy, this time over who would play her in a four-part nbc version of Anastasia shot in Vienna for broadcast this winter. According to Amy Irving, the producers picked her first. When she passed, the role was offered to Nastassja Kinski. Then, for...

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