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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), See What You Know (1946) and The Match Game (1962). He was married to Phyllis Fraser and Sylvia Sidney. He died on August 27, 1971 in Mount Kisco, New York. See full bio »

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 1957 A Face in the Crowd
Bennett Cerf (uncredited)
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 1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series) (based on an anecdote from "Famous Ghost Stories" by - 1 episode)
- Twenty Two (1961) ... (based on an anecdote from "Famous Ghost Stories" by)
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 1969-1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #3.58 (1970) ... Himself
- Episode #2.14 (1969) ... Himself
 1970 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 14 January 1970 (1970) ... Himself
 1968 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Himself / guest panelist (1968-1971) (uncredited)
 1950-1967 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Himself - Panelist / Himself / Himself - Guest Panelist / ...
- Episode dated 3 September 1967 (1967) ... Himself - Panelist
- Episode dated 27 August 1967 (1967) ... Himself - Panelist
- Episode dated 20 August 1967 (1967) ... Himself - Panelist
- Episode dated 6 August 1967 (1967) ... Himself - Panelist
- Episode dated 30 July 1967 (1967) ... Himself - Panelist
 1963-1966 The Match Game (TV Series)
Team Member / Team Captain / Himself
- Episode dated 7 March 1966 (1966) ... Himself
- Episode #2.103 (1964) ... Team Member
- Episode #2.102 (1964) ... Team Member
- Episode #2.101 (1964) ... Team Member
- Episode #2.100 (1964) ... Team Member
 1964 Get the Message (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 28 September 1964 (1964) ... Himself
 1959-1962 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #5.155 (1962) ... Himself
- Episode #3.15 (1959) ... Himself
 1961 Password All-Stars (TV Series)
Himself
- Jayne Meadows vs. Bennett Cerf (1961) ... Himself
 1961 I've Got a Secret (TV Series)
Himself - 'What's My Line?' Panel
- Episode dated 25 September 1961 (1961) ... Himself - 'What's My Line?' Panel
 1958 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Episode #5.31 (1958) ... Himself
 1957 The Mike Wallace Interview (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 30 November 1957 (1957) ... Himself
 1956 What's My Line (TV Series)
Himself - Panellist
- Episode dated 11 June 1956 (1956) ... Himself - Panellist
- Episode dated 4 June 1956 (1956) ... Himself - Panellist
 1956 The George Gobel Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #2.13 (1956) ... Himself
 1949 Celebrity Time (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.6 (1949) ... Himself
 1949 We, the People (TV Series)
Himself
- Paul Henreid/Ezio Pinza (1949) ... Himself
 1948 Critic at Large (TV Series)
Himself - Publisher
- Episode #1.18 (1948) ... Himself - Publisher
 1946 See What You Know (TV Series)
Himself
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 1984 TV's Funniest Game Show Moments (TV Special)
Himself

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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)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Censor: A self-appointed snoophound who sticks his nose in other people's business.

Trivia:

When his mother died in 1914, he inherited $125,000. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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