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Movie Star Mystery Photo

March 6, 2009 |  6:50 am



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Our mystery movie star is Betty Bronson, who died in 1971. Her last film was "Evel Knievel."  Eve Golden also points out that she appeared in an episode of "Marcus Welby" not listed on imdb. 

Check back Monday for another Movie Star Mystery Photo!

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Just a reminder on how this works: I post the mystery photo on Monday and reveal the answer on Friday. To keep the mystery photo from getting lost in the other entries, I move it from Monday to Tuesday to Wednesday, etc., adding a photo every day. I have to approve all comments, so if you're wrong your guess will be posted. If you're right, you'll have to wait until Friday. There's no need to submit your guess five times. Once is enough. The only prize is bragging rights. 

The answer to last week's photo: Pier Angeli.

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Betty Bronson in Paramount's "Ritzy" in a photo dated 1927.

Here's another picture of our mystery woman. Please congratulate Eve Golden, Anne Papineau and Sophie at UCLA, who correctly identified her. Remember, only post your answer once--all comments must be approved, so there's no point in submitting "Barbara Stanwyck" six times. The answer won't be revealed until Friday, so if your guess is published before then, that means you're wrong. 

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Los Angeles Times file photo

Betty Bronson in 1932.
Here's another photo of our mystery woman. And congratulations to Tom in ATL, Juile, Dru Duniway, Valerie Kline, Lisa R, Molly, Randolph Man, Pauli, LicaPP, Douglas Kroger, Burger, Donna, Jennie Bucks, Allan Ellenberger and Photonic, who have identified her.

Please remember, I don't publish the identity until Friday so if the guess has been posted, it's wrong. That would be Theda Bara, Clara Bow, Lillian Gish, Fay Wray, Mary Pickford, Rosalind Russell, etc.

And to the person who said this was too easy.... Perhaps not. :)
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Los Angeles Times file photo

Betty Bronson, about 1936.
This photo of our mystery woman was taken a bit later in her life. She left movies to get married and have a family. Then she decided she wanted to return to films--which she did!

Congratulations to Lee B., Theodora Fitzgerald, Randy Skretvedt, Rahuna, Sandy R. and Brent Walker, who correctly identified her.
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Betty Bronson and Daniel Mann during production of "Who's Got the Action?"
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At left, here's our mystery woman in 1962 with director Daniel Mann. He noticed her name in the studio's casting office after she decided to supplement her income by returning to films.

She is Betty Bronson, perhaps best known for her role in the silent version of "Peter Pan," above  Unfortunately, our photo from that film was cut down and heavily repainted by The Times' art department.
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