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Although Hollywood Reporter production charts place Almira Sessions in the cast, her participation in the released film has not been confirmed. According to documents in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department and the Twentieth Century-Fox Produced Scripts Collection at the UCLA Arts-Special Collections Library, in October 1945, the studio purchased rights to Miriam (Mikie) Young's biography of her parents for $23,000. Frank A. Burt, born Augustus Berek, and Myrtle McKinley enjoyed long careers in vaudeville as Burt and Rosedale. In a September 1946 press release found at the AMPAS Library, the studio announced that Peggy Ann Garner would play "Iris Burt," the role Mona Freeman eventually played. Some contemporary reviews list the character portrayed by Ruth Nelson as "Miss Ridgeway," although the screenplay refers to her as "Miss Ridgway." Alfred Newman won an Oscar for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture for Mother Wore Tights. The song "You Do" was nominated for Best Song and Harry Jackson received a nomination for his color cinematography. A radio adaptation of Mother Wore Tights, starring Betty Grable and Dan Dailey, was broadcast on Lux Radio Theatre on February 2, 1948. The screenplay was also adapted for broadcasts in 1949 and 1955. Mother Wore Tights preserves on color film part of the classic act of ventriloquist Seor Wences.