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Los Angeles Times file photo

Diana Sands plays Diahann Carroll's cousin in an episode of "Julia," 1970.

Update: Yes, as nearly everyone realized, this is Diana Sands, who died in 1973 at the age of 39.
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 your guess is posted immediately, that means you're wrong. (And if a wrong guess has already been submitted by someone else, there's no point in submitting it again.) If you're right, you will 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: Sheila Ryan.


Here's a final photo of Diana Sands. Notice anything unusual about it?
Los Angeles Times file photo

As a few people noticed, the photo of Sugar Ray Robinson, Diana Sands and Diahann Carroll has been altered. Here's a detail shot:


There was a time when cutting and pasting a photo was considered an art, believe it or not.

Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Diana Sands in "Doctors' Wives."

Here's another picture of our mystery woman. Please congratulate Dewey Webb, Eve Golden, Carmen, Sonny King, Atriana, Bernard in NYC, Jeff Comstock, Barbara Klein, Elsie, Pamela Porter, R. Ahuna, Mary Mallory, Vanessa Carey, Edward Cradduck and Sam O'Neal for correctly identifying her!

Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Diana Sands and Diahann Carroll in "Julia."

Here's another photo of our mystery woman with a mystery companion. So many people have identified her that I can't list them all. Congratulations!

Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Diana Sands in "Georgia, Georgia, 1972.

And here's another picture of our mystery woman!
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Comments (150)

Dionne Warwick

Diana Sands?

Diana Sands

Diane Sands - thaks for the clue with the name tag...

Diana Sands

Diana Sands - the picture is from Doctors Wives

Didn't see my name or comment, but I'm pretty sure it's Diana Sands. Maybe it didn't go through last night. Or maybe I haven't figured out how this works. Lol

Diana Sands?

Diana Sands

diana sands

Altovise Davis?

I wouldn't have recognized her otherwise, but the nameplate "Helen Straughn" makes it easy to deduce in the internet age. "Doctors' Wives" (1971) starring Richard Crenna, with Diana Sands as Helen Straughn.
It's very sad to learn she died so young. She had a great smile.

You shouldn't have put in the picture with the name tag! One google search later ... Diana Sands!

Diana Sands

Diana Sands

Diana Sands

Diana Sands

Ketty Lester

Diana Sands

Diana Sands

Diana Sands

diana sands

I could have sworn it was Weezieeeee, but my next guess would be Shirley Bassey.

Diana Sands.

Diana Sands



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