What's My Line? (1950–1967)

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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

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John Daly ...
 Himself - Moderator / ... (836 episodes, 1950-1967)
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 Herself - Panelist / ... (789 episodes, 1950-1967)
Bennett Cerf ...
 Himself - Panelist / ... (713 episodes, 1950-1967)
Dorothy Kilgallen ...
 Herself - Panelist / ... (694 episodes, 1950-1965)
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the panelists attempted to guess the contestants occupation. There was also a "mystery guest", usually a famous person; the panelists had to wear masks when questioning this person and the guest usually disguised his/her voice. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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Eamonn Andrews is the only person to have appeared on the American What's My Line? (1950) as a panelist, a host (substituting for John Daly on the June 28, 1959 edition) and a mystery guest (on his very last appearance on the American version on June 2, 1963). See more »

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Steve Allen: Is it bigger than a bread box?
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Referenced in Law & Order: Act of God (1995) See more »

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Melody In Moccasins
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Composed by Wilfred Burns
Original Publisher: Charles Broude, Ltd. (ASCAP)
Original U.S. Publisher: Emil Ascher, Inc. (ASCAP)
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A true classic of TV. When people complain about what is missing in TV these days, they should look at WML and see: sophistication, wit and charm. The moderator - John Daly - was a respected journalist, not some failed standup comic. And the panel, made up of a publisher, a newspaper columnist, and a multi-talented stage actress/tv-radio hostess, were successful and entertaining people. Its like a parlor game that you've been invited to sit in on with people who always had something interesting to say. Great fun.


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