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Q: Who am I? ( No Answer,   21 Comments )
Subject: Who am I?
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: maledicta-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 30 Jun 2004 13:14 PDT
Expires: 30 Jul 2004 13:14 PDT
Question ID: 368261
Help me solve a riddle and save me from complete humiliation in front
of my friends.  The question is, Who am I?  The clues are...

- American female over 35
- moderately famous and may be known by the sound of her voice
- married to a well-known businessman
- born to wealth and privilege
- known for philanthropy to causes assisting disadvantaged children,
at home and abroad
- may have served in diplomatic capacity to UK
- lost only child, a daughter, in a brutal London street crime
- probably atttended Reagan funeral
- has personal relationship with members of British royal family
- enjoys giving advice
- not someone slick or glamorous

IMPORTANT:  Do not answer the question if you know.  If you think you
have the answer, notify me and I will provide instructions.  I don't
want my friends to search on the name and find this question you see.

Clarification of Question by maledicta-ga on 16 Jul 2004 15:24 PDT
Perhaps the woman in question is an American who married a Scot and
picked up Scottish usages such as "wee." "Lads" and "lassies" also
shows up.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: parker_79-ga on 30 Jun 2004 16:59 PDT
How sure are you that she attended the reagan funeral???
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: maledicta-ga on 30 Jun 2004 21:16 PDT
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: enigmaga-ga on 01 Jul 2004 17:28 PDT
Do you know the approx year,decade the daughter was killed in London?
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: maledicta-ga on 01 Jul 2004 18:50 PDT
Best estimate is circa 1994-95.  Next best guess is plus or minus another year.

Thank you for continuing to work on this question.
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: maledicta-ga on 01 Jul 2004 18:52 PDT
The person may currently live in Pennsylvania.  This is not verified.

Argh:  another useless clue -- the person built a new house for
themselves within the last several years.
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: enigmaga-ga on 04 Jul 2004 11:41 PDT
Thanks for the year - sorry for the dealy in replying I've been away
for the weekend.  I'm not a researcher but the question intrigued me. 
Is there any chance London may not refer to London, UK?  Death from
the type of crime you describe is quite rare in London, UK especially
when it happens to a tourist or visitor and even more so if they were
related to a celebrity.  Such a crime would get lots of media coverage
and yet searching is showing up nothing.
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: maledicta-ga on 04 Jul 2004 15:08 PDT
I agree with all your comments, but it was UK.  It may have been a
neighborhood, such as Brixton.

Myself and another fairly sober person recall seeing media coverage,
probably in something like Newsweek or Time.  Our memory puts it in
the 1980's but the other data points to circa '94 and I trust the data
over our memories.  It was because it was such a rare sort of thing
that we both have vague memories of it.

Some have suggested that the story was too pre-internet to appear via
searches.  I have no feel for how much old media archives have made it
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: enigmaga-ga on 05 Jul 2004 22:46 PDT
I live in London and can't recall any such crime in the mid 90's - not
saying it didn't happen maybe there were bigger stories that took all
the column inches or the link to the celebrity parents was ignored.  I
can post a link to a online UK news archive that goes back to 1985 if
you want - I've tried searching it with no luck.  I'll keep looking
and do let me know if you solve riddle.
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: maledicta-ga on 06 Jul 2004 06:12 PDT
I am going to take a few days to review the information I have and
will return here in a few days.  In the mean time, could you look at
that archive with an eye to the possibility the young lady died in a
traffic accident or other accident, but the other parameters are the
same?  Thanks.
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: thefly00-ga on 12 Jul 2004 06:32 PDT
How accurate are your clues?

I found a 50 year-old, American actress that comes close to matching
the description.  One of her best roles was a voice for a cartoon
character.  Her father was an American diplomat to the UK.  Her only
daughter is still alive, but she was in a movie where her son was
murdered.  I don?t know where she lives now, but a few years ago, she
checked into a rehab clinic in Pennsylvania.  She married a
successful, but not famous, realtor.  But, she has the same last name
as a very well-known businessman, and there?s more than one message
board on the internet that tries to link them together.

Could this be her?
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: deedub-ga on 14 Jul 2004 11:37 PDT
Who is Shirley Temple Black??
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: maledicta-ga on 14 Jul 2004 17:48 PDT
ST Black is deceased, isn't she?  This person is alive.

I am trying to sort disinformation from fact as carefully as possible,
but I cannot be 100% certain of anything except the death of the only
daughter and some degree of celebrioty status.  And wealth.

I will consider the 50 year old actress and respond.
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: maledicta-ga on 14 Jul 2004 20:29 PDT
I decided you must mean K Turner, but alas, it is not her.  Impressive
deduction nonetheless.

More and more I am thinking that the person may be British, not
American.  They say "wee" all the time, as in "wee kitten."  But it
could be an affectation.

Thank you for continuing to participate in this most challenging
puzzler.  I have solved some difficult who-am-I puzzles in the past,
but this one has had me working for a full year.
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: zenyany-ga on 15 Jul 2004 09:45 PDT
Now I am hooked.... 

Wee is Scottish or Nothern Irish though (not brittish).  If you're
searching you should probably include those terms.
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: maledicta-ga on 15 Jul 2004 13:19 PDT
Maybe it's time to crack open Burke's Peerage for Scots.

Is there an American consulate in Scotland?  Could the tragedy have
happened during a diplomatic post there?
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: stephen1971-ga on 27 Jul 2004 07:54 PDT
Who is Ellen Burstyn ?
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: rcarr-ga on 27 Jul 2004 14:03 PDT
"Wee is Scottish or Nothern Irish though (not brittish)"

Hate to be pedantic but both Scotland and Northern Ireland are part of Britain.

But you'd be right in saying that not many ENGLISH people would say "wee".

Not helpful, I know!
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: kazoober-ga on 25 Aug 2004 23:13 PDT
Are you Paris Hilton?
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: maledicta-ga on 26 Aug 2004 03:43 PDT
Too young by decades. Also too frivolous.

This is a tough question but I am surprised we are not doing better.
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: mistere-ga on 26 Aug 2004 19:15 PDT
Anne Legendre Armstrong
(Over 35?)
- Born 1927 making her 77 years old
(UK diplomat?)
Ambassador to UK 1976-1977
(regan's funeral?):
- She's a Republican from texas
- delegate to Republican National Convention 1964?84 (Likely nominated him)
(likes to give advice?):
- Former mentor to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison 
- counsellor to U.S. president 1973?74
(husband - well known businessman):
Tobin Armstrong, a wealthy Texas cattle rancher.
Subject: Re: Who am I?
From: maledicta-ga on 27 Aug 2004 05:10 PDT
I have now learned that the person is between 40 and 55, probably late
forties. Only child was the deceased daughter.

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