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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)

the actress is Diana Sands

Diana Sands

Diana Sands from Raisin in the Sun?

Roxie Roker? I can't place the scene but that smile looks familiar.

diana sands

Diana Sands! She died way too young.

Dianne Carroll as the mystery guest...

Well, as I said that's the beautiful Diana Sands and here she's shown with her real life, good friend Diahann Carroll sporting some serious eyelashes.

diana sands

Ms. Diana Sands

Third photo with mystery person is
Ms. Diana Sands and Ms. Dianne Carrol

Diana Sands.

The second photo shows Sands in Doctors' Wives. The last photo is of course she with Diahann Carroll in Julia.

Diana Sands, pictured with Diahann Carroll.

Diana Sands and Dianne Carroll, of course. Just had to get my 2 cents in.

Diana Sands is the mystery photo and the companion photo is Diahann Carroll

Okay, you can't make it much easier than that. The mystery star is Diana Sands and your final clue with Diahann Carroll leaves no doubt.

It's Diana Sands, a great talent.

Diana Sands

Diana Sands

The hint was the name tag Helen Straughn.

Diana Sands. A wonderful actress who dies of cancer at age 39.

That is Diana Sands.

Diana Sands

Diana Sands

Mystery man is Sugar Ray Robinson; photo has been cut up and taped together for space; women almost look like twins--but does that qualify as "unusual"?

it is 2 different photos spliced together



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