Movie Star Mystery Photo

 

 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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55 Responses to Movie Star Mystery Photo

  1. Horace Langford says:

    Raymond Massey, “Abe Lincoln in Illinois”

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  2. Carmen says:

    Jeff Morrow

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  3. Arye Michael Bender says:

    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’.

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  4. gran says:

    George Billings

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  5. Laura Aikens Goeller says:

    Raymond Massey

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  6. Elsie says:

    Walter Houston?

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  7. Greg Clancey says:

    Robert Barrat

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  8. SandyReed says:

    Frank McGlynn Sr.

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  9. Carmen says:

    Barry Atwater

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  10. william says:

    Henry Fonda

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  11. Caroline Sisneros says:

    Frank McGlynn Sr.

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  12. Barbara Klein says:

    John Anderson

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  13. nick says:

    Barry Atwater?

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  14. Pat in Michigan says:

    Arthur Hill

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  15. Karen says:

    Richard Boone

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  16. william says:

    Liam Neeson

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  17. Suzy Q says:

    Victor Kilian?

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  18. annie frye says:

    Joseph Henabery?

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  19. Greg Clancey says:

    Stephen Courtleigh

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  20. Greg Clancey says:

    Crahan Denton

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  21. Suzy Q says:

    Charles Edward Bull

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  22. Suzy Q says:

    Charles Middleton

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  23. Suzy Q says:

    Jeff Corey

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  24. waldo lydecker says:

    Could this be Lee Bergere as Lincoln from a Star Trek episode titled The Savage Curtain?

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  25. gerald mccann says:

    Frederick March?

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  26. Mike Scanlon says:

    From the shape of the mouth, I would say Raymond Massey.

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  27. Barbara Klein says:

    Hal Holbrook

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  28. Mary Mallory says:

    James Griffith.

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  29. margie says:

    barry atwater

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  30. Barbara Klein says:

    Mark Stevens

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  31. Lisa Mateas says:

    Barry Atwater? Great character actor who did just about everything!

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  32. MichaelRyerson says:

    Could it be Barry Atwater? I think so.

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  33. Richard Heft says:

    Could it be Shepperd Strudwick?

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  34. Sandra Monty says:

    Richard Anderson

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  35. annie frye says:

    Barry Atwater?

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  36. Rinky Dink says:

    Lance Henriksen

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  37. gran says:

    Frank McGlyn?

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  38. Mary Mallory says:

    Austin Green?

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  39. Mike Hawks says:

    The man is Barry Atwater.

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  40. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Is it Barry Atwater?

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  41. Barbara Klein says:

    Barry Atwater

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  42. Jane Ellen WAyne says:

    Peter Finch

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  43. Greg Clancey says:

    That third picture looks like Steve McQueen’s not-so-attractive brother.

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  44. Greg Clancey says:

    Barry Atwater

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  45. waldo lydecker says:

    Aha! I had the wrong actor and wrong iconic TV show. Let me try again. Barry Atwater in a One Step Beond episode titled The Day The World Wept!

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  46. Ted Mark says:

    Barry Atwater

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  47. Thom, Lee, and Megan says:

    Is it Barry Atwater?

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  48. Mary Mallory says:

    Barry Atwater.

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  49. Nancy Price says:

    John Waters

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  50. Cynthia K. says:

    Barry Atwater.

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  51. Mary Mallory says:

    Larry,
    Thanks so much for this. Working on this helped me identify a negative of someone playing Abraham Lincoln in a MGM short from 1939.
    Mary

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  52. Arye Michael Bender says:

    Should have recognized Barry Atwater, I saw him often enough.
    He seemed to be on the ABC lot every day in the mid-sixties. He had roles on ‘General Hospital’ and ‘Day in Court’. Both in black and white.

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  53. Stacia says:

    Ah, I knew I’d seen this guy recently – he was in “The Night Stalker” TV movie! And my theory that he was in an ep of “The Man from UNCLE” was correct, too, but yet I still couldn’t figure out who it was.

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