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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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John Daly ...
 Himself - Moderator / ... (839 episodes, 1950-1967)
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 Herself - Panelist / ... (793 episodes, 1950-1967)
Bennett Cerf ...
 Himself - Panelist / ... (717 episodes, 1950-1967)
Dorothy Kilgallen ...
 Herself - Panelist / ... (697 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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(1950-1966)| (1966-1967)

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Among the approximately 5,000 letters received by the Goodson company each week, many protested Dorothy Kilgallen's relentless onslaught. Many took issue with the puns Hal Block would slip into his earnest questions. Many of those who claimed they could puzzle the panel with their occupations enclosed with their letters irreplaceable old photographs. Sometimes a package arrived containing an 8 X 10 wedding portrait in a glass frame. These viewers ignored John Daly's on-air plea that they should send "a snapshot that you can spare. It can't be returned. Too many come in." See more »

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Steve Allen: Is it bigger than a bread box?
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Version of Was bin ich? (1955) 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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13 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

The best "What My Lines" to me are the ones from the 1950's I tape 7 days a week from the Game Show Network.

There is so much history. I have seen many notable people/celebrities from the 50's--Conrad Hilton (Hilton Hotels), Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jo Stafford, Walt Disney, Jane Powell, Lucy & Desi, just to name a few.

Also, as stated here, there's a class and sophistication that is evident from the very beginning of the shows.

Arlene and Dorothy would be introduced and would gracefully appear in the most glamourous/classy dresses and evening gowns.

I loved Bennett Ceif. He was so intelligent and funny. He was publisher and was well versed on so many subjects.

I am taping every one I can because I know in another 10 to 20 years these may never be available again. I also enjoy watching them every evening--it's just as fresh as when they first aired.


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