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Movie Star Mystery Photo

April 20, 2009, Mystery Photo  

Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Norma Crane, 1960. Please congratulate Matt Severson, Anne Papineau, Dru Duniway, Claire Lockhart, Cynthia Keillor, Zabadu, January Gal, Sam O'Neal, Jeff, Danielle, Bill, Patrick G., Michael Ryerson, Sydney Johnson, Laurence, Naomi Caryl, R. Ahuna,  Barbara Klein, Sue and M. for correctly identifying her.

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: Aileen Pringle.

April 21, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Norma Crane, 1960.

Yes, this is the same actress. Choosing the right photographer makes all the difference, doesn't it? Please congratulate Carmen for correctly identifying our mystery woman!

April 23, 2009, Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Norma Crane, 1961.

Yes, this is the same actress.

April 23, 2009, Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo

Norma Crane as Golde in "Fiddler on the Roof," 1970.

Yes, this is the same actress. Really!

March 12, 1961, Norma Crane

As many people have guessed, our mystery woman is Norma Crane, born Norma Anna Bella Zuckerman. She died of cancer in 1973 at the age of 42.
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Comments (86)

Suzy Parker

Sophia Loren?

Looks like Suzy Parker

hmmm, a smouldering Melina Mercouri?

While I don't yet know who the mystery person is, there is a hint in the picture itself. It is the signature of Maurice Seymour. Maurice Seymour was actually two Russian immigrant brothers, one named Maurice and the other Seymour, who specialized in glamor photography in Chicago and New York from the twenties through the seventies.

Methinks that could be a clue.

So, I would look toward the New York stage circa 1965.

I could also be known as Red, the Herring too.

Tamara Toumanova

Catherine Deneuve

Ingrid Bergman

My first reaction is that this is Dawn Addams. Best regards...

eleanor parker

Tamara Toumanova.

Gina Lollobrigida?

Tippi Hedren?


Dorian Leigh?

First glance for me? Diana Muldaur. Given your past selections, I would guess that I have missed the mark.

I'm gonna take my reputation in my shaky hands and guess Arlene Dahl, though this gal does not have her distinctive smirk (or beauty mark). .

zsa (2X)?

Rhonda Fleming?

Arlene Dah;

Tamara Toumanova

At first glance I thought this was a little known French actress but as the photo is from the L.A. Times it seems unlikely so, with little confidence, I'll guess Arlene Dahl.

francoise dorleac?

Barbara Bain?

Catherine Deneuve



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