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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  Los Angeles Times file photo

[Update 2: Lawrence Dobkin portrays an unsuspecting heavy in the "Prairie Elephant" episode of "Rawhide" in a photo published Nov. 12, 1961.] 

[Update: Please congratulate RJ for identifying our mystery guest! And please congratulate Mary Mallory for identifying the TV show that featured our mystery friend!]

Here’s this week’s mystery fellow!

There’s a new photo on the jump!

  May 4, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update 2: Larry Dobkin portrays a jealous husband in "Bitter Rival," "Studio 57's” romantic drama, in a photo stamped Feb. 28, 1955. ]

[Update:  Please congratulate Herb Nichols, Steve Moshlak, Periwinkle, Dewey Webb, Julie Merholz, Lynne Levine, Lee Ann Thom and Megan, and Don Danard (via email) for identifying our mystery man! ]

  May 5, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update 2: Joanna Barnes and Larry Dobkin were married today at 4:30 at the Ambassador Hotel. Dr. Donald Curtis of Science of Mind Church officiated. Best man was William Conrad. matron of honor was Mrs. Richard Batchellor. Photograph by Steve Fontanini.]

[ Update: Please congratulate Norma Desmond, Rogét-L.A, LC,  Karen, Mary Mallory, CandyC and Jeff for identifying our mystery couple; Julie Merholz, Herb Nichols, Dewey Webb, Steve Moshlak, Lee Ann Thom and Megan and Periwinkle   for identifying the mystery bride; and Jenny M. and Arye Michael Bender for identifying our mystery guest!]

  Jan. 5, 1965, Joanna Barnes  

For Thursday, our mystery guest has a mystery companion!

  May 6, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update: Lawrence Dobkin will appear twice this week guesting in "Blue Water -- White Beach" episode of "Cains 100" and in "Mr. Megalomania" episode of "Target: Corruptors." The photo is stamped March 25, 1970. ] 

Here’s our mystery guest looking debonair in the 1970s! 

Come back tomorrow for another photo!

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Buddy Ebsen

Peter Lawford

Ken Berry? Probably not.

Red Skelton?

Jack Lemmon?

Though a version of Weary Willie, clearly it is NOT Emmett Kelly, Sr.

Bert Lancaster?

Ewww--a CLOWN! I take great pride in not knowing the names of any clowns.

Lawrence Dobkin

The actor beneath bears a strong resemblance to Bart Maverick? Could it be Jack Kelly?

T.C. Jones, drag queen extraordinaire

lawrence dobkin

Lawrence Dobkin???

Is it Gavin McLeod, when he still had hair?

Robert Alda?

T'is Lawrence Dobkin, who always seemed to play a tough guy.

Lawrence Dobkin

Lawrence Dobkin

It's gotta be Simon Oakland, young version ??

Is it Lawrence Dobkin?

Nice toupee!

Robert Ellenstein? His voice was higher than he looked to be, giving his villians a very creepy quality.

Is it Lawrence Dobkin?

mystery guest is Frank Nelson.

Aaaugh. I know this guy. He's been in a million, zillion movies. But I suppose you're gonna be picky and will want a name. You're driving me crazy. Molly says it ain't a drive, it's a short putt.



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