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 July 27, 2009, Mystery Photo
 Los Angeles Times file photo

July 6, 1960: Barry Atwater in "Alcoa Presents: The Day the World Wept -- the Lincoln Story."

Update: As many people guessed, this is Barry Atwater, who died in 1978.

Just a reminder on how this works: I post the mystery photo on Monday and reveal the answer on Friday ... or on Saturday if I have a hard time picking only five pictures -- sometimes it's difficult to choose. 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 mystery star: Grace Bradley!

July 28, 2009, Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Barry Atwater in "The Reach of a Giant" on "Medic," Oct. 1, 1956.

Here's another photo of our mystery guest, without his Abe Lincoln makeup--just the usual "white goop" treatment from The Times' art department. Please congratulate Carmen, Nick and Don Danard for identifying him!

July 29, 2009, Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo

Barry Atwater, Nov. 2, 1961.

And another photo of our mystery guest--slathered with goop by The Times' art department. Please congratulate Annie Frye, Michael Ryerson, Lisa Mateas, Margie and Dewey Webb for identifying him.

July 30, 2009, Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo

Barry Atwater in the play "Uncle Marston," May 5, 1963.

Here's another photo of our mystery guest. Please congratulate Thom, Lee and Megan, Ted Mark, "Laura" fan Waldo Lydecker, Greg Clancey, Barbara Klein, Roget-L.A. and Mike Hawks for identifying him.

July 31, 2009, Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: A badly wrinkled picture of Barry Atwater promoting his appearance in a production of "A Man for All Seasons," 1965. Please congratulate Mary Mallory and Cynthia K. for identifying him!

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Comments (55)

Raymond Massey, "Abe Lincoln in Illinois"

Jeff Morrow

The Ireland from Canada, John. He's in a television make-up version of Lincoln sometime in the fifties.

Interesting that a more famous Lincoln, Raymond Massey, was also Canadian. Maybe we should allow more Canadians to become president.

John Ireland was also the brother of Tommy Noonan, who was amazing opposite Judy Garland in 'A Star Is Born'.

George Billings

Raymond Massey

Walter Houston?

Robert Barrat

Frank McGlynn Sr.

Barry Atwater

Henry Fonda

Frank McGlynn Sr.

John Anderson

Barry Atwater?

Royal Dano

Arthur Hill

Richard Boone

Liam Neeson

Victor Kilian?

Joseph Henabery?

Stephen Courtleigh

Crahan Denton

Charles Edward Bull

Charles Middleton

Jeff Corey



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