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Who Is the Black Dahlia?

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(NBC, 3/1/1975, 120 mins). A fact-based mystery drama about a Los Angeles detective’s obsession with finding the slayer of a star struck young woman, dubbed the Black Dahlia because of her black hair and penchant for black clothing, whose body was found in a vacant lot in 1947. (The case remains unsolved.)

Production Companies Douglas S. Cramer Productions, NBC Productions. Director Joseph Pevney. Executive Producers Douglas S. Cramer, Wilford Lloyd Baumes. Producer Henry Colman. Teleplay Robert W. Lenski. Photography Al Francis. Music Dominic Frontiere. Editor Carroll Sax. Art Director James G. Hulsey.

Cast Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (Sgt. Harry Hansen), Ronny Cox (Sgt. Finis Brown), Macdonald Carey (Capt. Jack Donahoe), Lucie Arnaz (Elizabeth Short), Tom Bosley (Bevo Means), Linden Chiles (Dr. Walter Coppin), Gloria DeHaven (Police matron), John Fiedler (PX manager), Rick Jason (Miles Harmon), Henry Jones (Lee Jones), June Lockhart (Mrs. Fowler), Mercedes McCambridge (Grandmother), Donna Mills (Susan Winters), Murray MacLeod (Soldier on highway), Frank Maxwell (Mr. Short), Brooke Adams (Diane Fowler), John Fink (Reporter), Lee deBroux (Casting man), Ted Gehring (A. Redfield), Lana Wood (Boarder), Don Keefer (Jim Richardson), Henry Beckman (Traveling salesman), Randolph Roberts (1st sailor), Timothy Scott (Counterman), Sid Haig (Tattoo artist), David Knapp (Naval officer).

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