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Garry Moore ...
 Himself - Host / ... (392 episodes, 1952-1966)
Henry Morgan ...
 Himself - Panelist / ... (246 episodes, 1952-1967)
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 Himself - Panelist / ... (219 episodes, 1952-1967)
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 Herself - Panelist / ... (215 episodes, 1955-1967)
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 Herself - Panelist / ... (204 episodes, 1958-1967)
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive flavor. As with "Line," four celebrity panelists try to guess an unknown-to-them secret, which the contestant (or sometimes group of contestants) whispered in the host's ear; the secret was always shown to the television and studio audience. Each panelist has one 30-second period to ask questions that will help them try to guess the secret; if a panelist fails to guess the secret before the buzzer sounds, the contestant(s) receive(s) $20 and the next panelist gets a turn. The process repeats until either the secret is guessed or if all four panelists are unable to guess the secret, meaning the contestant receives the maximum payout of $80 (during the early years, each panelist had two questioning periods, with $10 paid per unsuccessful try). Usually, a skit or demonstration of the secret followed each ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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On a show from 1962, contestants included Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong. Their secret was that their son Neil was named that day to the US astronaut corps. During the interview after Betsy Palmer guessed the secret, Gary Moore asked Mrs. Armstrong how she would feel if her son became the first man to walk on the moon. See more »

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I've Got A Secret
Written and Performed by Norman Paris from 1962 to 1967
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How I miss those wonderful people
28 January 2002 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

Watching this show reminds a nostalgia buff like myself, how much certain stars are missed. Usually the beginning of each show has a star of the period state his or her name and say: ...."And I've got a secret". One such guest was Harpo Marx who not only had a chance to promote his excellent autobiography "Harpo Speaks" but also interact with the panel and Gary Moore through pantomime. Lloyd Bridges pretending to be in a diving suit (His double a New York restaurant doorman was in the suit!)to fool the panel while answering questions from the audience through a microphone! Elvis Presley's Grandad singing folk songs, Tony Curtis demonstrates boyhood games, Mickey Rooney imitating a monkey etc. etc. A really great show that has yet to disappoint this babyboomer. Recommended. >


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