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Mrs. Swann: 1959

Mrs. Swann: 1959

New York, 1959. "Mrs. Erwin D. Swann (Caroline Burke), head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front." New York World-Telegram and Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. View full size.


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She was an actress, known for The Mysterious Rider (1942), Silent Witness (1943) and Spy Train (1943). And she was beautiful.

Rose Nylund's sister?

Is it just me or does Mrs. Swann bear an uncanny resemblance to America's Sweetheart and official National Treasure, Betty White? Before I scrolled down enough to catch her real name, I thought perhaps she'd been married to someone named Swann before she married Allen Ludden.

I wonder if she got that a lot from people in her everyday life.

[Or that other Betty -- "Didn't I just see you on a box of cake mix?" - Dave]

The eyes have it

They are gorgeous.

Lips Together, Teeth Apart

Mrs. Swann, slightly colorized. The photo's date of 1959 marks its use by the New York World-Telegram (probably in its society pages to announce Caroline's engagement to her future husband), although it looks to have been taken around 1950.

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Truly lovely, and beloved

By her husband; his married life visited too much tragedy for one man, I wager.

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Better looking than most actresses who starred as "dames" in noir films.

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What a knockout. She looks like a combination of Joan Bennett and Myrna Loy, circa 1935. Mr. Swann was a lucky man.

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