No photo available. Represent Bennett Cerf? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,089 this week

Bennett Cerf (I) (1898–1971)

Bennett Cerf was born on May 25, 1898 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Bennett Alfred Cerf. He was an actor and writer, known for What's My Line? (1950), The Match Game (1962) and See What You Know (1946). He was married to Phyllis Fraser and Sylvia Sidney. He died on August 27, 1971 in Mount Kisco, New York. See full bio »

'Call of Duty' Revealed

The cast and creators of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare reveals some of the secrets behind their movie to Kevin Smith on the IMDb Yacht at San Diego Comic-Con.

Watch clips from IMDb's Live Show

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2338 people
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 5861 people
created 6 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Bennett Cerf's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Known For

What's My Line?
What's My Line? Himself - Panelist / Himself / Himself - Guest Panelist / Himself - Moderator
(1950-1967)
The Match Game
The Match Game Team Captain / Team Member
(1963-1969)
See What You Know
(1946)
Password All-Stars
(1961-1962)

Filmography

Jump to: Actor | Writer | Self | Archive footage
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (1 credit)
 1957 A Face in the Crowd
Bennett Cerf (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (20 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Author of "Bennett Cerf's Book of Laughs" (1959), "Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles" (1960), "More Riddles"(1961), "Bennett Cerf's Book of Animal Riddles" (1964), "Bennett Cerf's Silliest Pop-up Riddles" (1967), & "Bennett Cerf's Pop-up Limericks" (1967).

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Howard] Dietz was a friend whom I grew up with and he's one of the funniest men I know. One day at MGM Louis Mayer complained that Dietz was leaving too early in the afternoons. Dietz countered, "But you have to remember, Mr. Mayer, I get in very late in the mornings." See more »

Trivia:

Named his publishing company "Random House" because he thought they would be printing "...a few books at random.". See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

Message Boards

Recent Posts
At Random : The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf MarMitch
How did he die? And where is he buried? lombardo42
Discuss Bennett Cerf on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page