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Movie Star Mystery Photo

Nov. 9, 1959, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: This week’s mystery star is Jane Frazee, above, in “Kansas City Kitty,” June 19, 1945. 

Sept. 8, 1985, Jane Frazee

Sept.8, 1985: The Times reports the death of Jane Frazee at the age of 67.

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 reward is bragging rights. 

The answer to last week's mystery star: Lili Gentle!

Nov. 10, 1959, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: “Introducing Mr. Timmy – more formally known as Timothy Glenn Tryon, son of Republic’s beautifully young star, Jane Frazee, and Glenn Tryon.” 

Here’s another photo of our mystery guest with what I believe is a first for the Daily Mirror – a mystery baby! Please congratulate Don Danard, Jeff Hanna, Carmen and John C. Marshall for identifying her.

Nov. 11, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo
Update: “Marjorie Montgomery makes a cholo coat of Guatemalan cotton, worn by Jane Frazee, at the left. Vera Ralston models a Western Fashions casual,” Jan. 2, 1947.

Here's another photo of our mystery woman with a mystery companion (how about those shoes?). Please congratulate Kylie for identifying her!

Please congratulate Jeff Hanna, Carmen, Mary Mallory and Mike Hawks for recognizing Ralston.

Nov. 12, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Jane Frazee in “Gay Ranchero.” Presumably that’s Roy Rogers under all the paint.  I think just about everybody recognized him!

Here’s our mystery gal with a mystery companion. Please congratulate Nick Santa Maria for identifying her and Jeff Hanna, Carmen and Dewey Webb for identifying yesterday’s mystery companion.

Los Angeles Times file photo

Jane Frazee in a 1975 handout photo. Please congratulate Megan, Lee and Thom; Brent Walker, Mike Hawks, 
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Comments (34)

Joan Caulfield

Esther Williams?

One of my favorite B musical stars, Jane Frazee!

Jane Frazee - Appeared in one of my favorite "fun" movies - Hellzapoppin' Mrs. Jones, where are you?

I don't know but she sure was cute!

diana douglas

kay speckles gable

Jane Frazee

Vera Ralston (on right)

The calm before a Gale Storm?

Jane Frazee.

Lady with Jane is a young Vera Ralston

If that is Marion Carr, the baby must be her son, Freddie.

Robie Lester.

The woman with Jane Frazee is Republic star Vera Hruba Ralston.

Ruth Terry

Jeanne Cagney... if i keep guessing jean cagney enough, eventually i will be right... someday... um.. maybe.

good game.

Christa <3

Gloria Winters?

Mike Hawks and I knew that the yesterday's guest of our mystery person was Vera Ralston. today she's posing with Roy Rogers. They both worked for Republic, and Ralston was married to its head, Herbert Yates. And Ralston appeared in movies with two of our mystery people, Hall Bartlett and Eduardo Ciannelli.

Dale Evans

I'm pretty sure her male companion is Roy Rogers, but she is definitely not Dale Evans!

I've no idea who she is, but the Thursday Mystery Companion looks a lot like Roy Rogers in full regalia.

How about Jane Frazee

Jane Frazee



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