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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For the program's entire seventeen year run, the top prize was fifty dollars. The network and the producers wanted to make the top prize one thousand dollars. Some staff members balked at the notion and threatened to quit fearing the change would alter the tone of the game so the plan was abandoned. See more »

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Steve Allen: Is it bigger than a bread box?
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Referenced in Hi-de-Hi!: Nice People with Nice Manners (1982) See more »

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Composed by Sascha Granville Burland (BMI)
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A True TV Gem!
30 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watching reruns of the original What's My Line on the Game Show Network (which has just cancelled its "Black & White Sunday Night," much to my dismay) reminds me of what is missing in today's entertainment: Genuine wit and intelligence. The celebrity participants in this and other "early TV" panel shows simply sparkle in a natural way that is rarely if ever seen in today's world of airbrushed, stage-managed "images." There's an innocence, too, that could never be duplicated 40+ years beyond the heyday of these shows. It's really sad these programs can't find appreciation among a new audience, but perhaps the very qualities that seem so appealing are what hinder that. I hope some day this version of this show gets another chance to captivate audiences the way it captivates me.


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