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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)

Diane Sands

Diana Sands

Diane Sands

Diana Sands - starred in a raisin in the sun as Sidney Potier younger sister


Is it Diana Sands?

Diana Sands

Diana Sands.

Diana Sand

This is the beautiful Diana Sands of A Raisin in the Sun who died much too young.

This is Diana Sands

Leontyne Price

Diana Sands

Jessye Norman


Dianne Sands.

I think its Isabel Sanford.

JoMarie Payton

Diana Sands

Diana Sands?

Maxine Waters

Diana Sands

Rosalind Cash

This is a picture of Diana Sands

Diana Sands



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