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"Grace & Donald -- 11 Nov. 1951." Grace Tuttle and her soldier son Donald Cartwright (along with her Dalmatian, Sally) exactly 64 years ago in Blue Earth, Minnesota. 35mm Kodachrome by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.
AND THE MYSTERY CELEBRITY IS ... Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman with her son Adam Englund. "April 27, 1954. Actress Cloris Leachman at home with husband and baby. Includes Leachman bathing infant; husband diapering baby; Leachman feeding baby. Also Leachman in park with family dog." From photos by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine.
Here's a celebrity snapped quite a few years before becoming really well known. Who'll be first to put a name to this now-familiar face? View full size.
Los Angeles, 1948. "Actor Lex Barker and his family -- wife Constance Rhodes Thurlow, son Alexander Crichlow Barker III, and daughter Lynn Thurlow Barker with their dog and cat." From photos by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine assignment "Princeton-Bred Tarzan." View full size.