Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated +++]

Aug. 15, 2011, Mystery Photo

Here’s our mystery lady!

[Updated: There’s a new photo on the jump!]

Aug. 16, 2011, Mystery Photo

[Update: This is Susan Cabot (d.1986), often called “the tragic Susan Cabot.” ]

Here’s another photo of our mystery gal. Please congratulate Norman Desmond, Steven Bibb and Don Danard for identifying her.

Aug. 17, 2011, Mystery Photo

And here’s another picture of our mystery lady.

Aug. 18, 2011, Mystery Photo

And here’s another picture of our mystery gal. Please congratulate Pamela Porter and David Ingram for identifying her!

[Update: Please congratulate Jenny M, Gary Martin, Eve Golden and Pamela Porter for identifying her!  ]

April 13, 1959, Susan Cabot

April 13, 1959: Susan Cabot is linked to King Hussein.

Dec. 12, 1986: Susan Cabot’s Timothy Scott Roman is arrested on charges of beating her to death with a bar from a weight set. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to three years’ probation.

Dec. 12, 1986, Susan Cabot

Dec. 12, 1986, Susan Cabot

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26 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated +++]

  1. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Noel Neill?


  2. is this susan someone whose dwarf son killed her?


  3. Gary Martin says:

    Am I so old that Jeanne Crain can be offered as a mystery guest? Or is this not Jeanne Crain …Mala Powers? Now I’m confused. Old, and confused.


  4. Mary Mallory says:

    Wanda Hendrix.


  5. Steven Bibb says:

    The tragic Susan Cabot.


  6. Don Danard says:

    I’d say that’s Susan Cabot.


  7. Sarah says:

    Faith Domergue? If this is she, I owe this correct guess to MST3K, The Movie!


  8. (sorry about the shoddy reply earlier) she’s susan…cabot. but she was born harriet shapiro, from newton, mass. her dwarf son killed her with a barbell and he got off.


  9. Gary Martin says:

    Audrey Dalton …?


  10. RJ says:

    Dana Wynter


  11. dewey webb says:

    Joanne Dru


  12. dewey webb says:

    Meg Myles


  13. Mary Mallory says:

    Mary Murphy.


  14. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Phyllis Newman?


  15. Benito says:

    The recently deceased Miss Yvette Vickers, of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman fame?


  16. Pamela Porter says:

    The tragic Susan Cabot


  17. David Ingram says:

    Susan Cabot


  18. Lynne Levine says:

    Jean Peters?


  19. Jenny M says:

    Susan Cabot


  20. Gary Martin says:

    Susan Cabot? She’s looking more and more like a Universal starlet.


  21. Sarah says:

    If I saw these four photos, and not in context with this blog, I would say these are four different people!


  22. Mike Hawks says:

    My parting guess before going to New york is Kathleen Case.


  23. eve says:

    Sorry to be late to the party–it’s poor ol’ Susan Cabot.


  24. Pamela Porter says:

    What a tragic, tragic story.

    If I were a writer (pointed look at Eve), I’d so pick her for a subject. Not just because of the circumstances of her death, but her life in general. Orphanages, and all those rumors about her romance with King Hussein of Jordan, who allegedly dumped her when he found out she was plain ole Harriet Shapiro – and Jewish to boot. He was also rumored to be the father of her son, Timothy (but I don’t think the time line matches up); whack job Christopher Jones claims to be the father of late. I also think there’s mystery as to whatever happened to Timothy – some believe he’s dead, and other say no.

    Just a sad, odd story no matter what way you slice it.


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