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Movie Star Mystery Photo

April 23, 2010 |  9:01 am

    April 19, 2010, Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo

As nearly everyone guessed, this is Bob “Bazooka” Burns. Above, Burns and Martha O'Driscoll, examine the bazooka baseball pitcher, Dec. 29, 1946. 

Feb. 3, 1956, Bob Burns

Feb. 3, 1956: Bob Burns dies at the age of 65.
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: Janice Jarratt!

There’s a new photo on the jump.

Feb. 3, 1956, Bob Burns

April 20, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Dec. 13, 1936, Burns at the annual Red vs. Blue golf match at Lakeside.

Our mystery fellow seems to be having a bit of trouble on the golf course. Please congratulate lots of folks for identifying him: Fibber McGee, Eve Golden, James Curtis, Paul Cardinal, Mike Hawks, Angus, Michael Ryerson, Nick Santa Maria, Mary Mallory, Randy Skretvedt and Rick Scott (who also identified his mystery companion, as did Lee Ann Bailey).   

April 21, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

March 29, 1938: Bob Burns serenades his daughter Barbara at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital.

Don’t you love these old publicity shots? Please congratulate Herb Nichols, Kevin Kusinitz and Julie Merholz for identifying our mystery guest.

April 22, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

June 20, 1937: Martha Raye and Bob Burns in “Mountain Music.”

Here’s our mystery guest with a rather morose mystery companion. Please congratulate Richard Wegescheide for identifying him.

April 23, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Dec. 1, 1938: Bob Burns is sworn into office as honorary mayor of Canoga Park by Judge O. Benton Worley.

Please congratulate Dewey Webb, Allison Francis, Periwinkle, Rick, Sandy, Pamela Porter and Margie for identifying him!