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Movie Star Mystery Photo

July 31, 2009 |  9:00 am
 

 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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