I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Henry Morgan ...
 Himself - Panelist / ... (221 episodes, 1952-1967)
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 Himself - Panelist / ... (203 episodes, 1952-1967)
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 Herself - Panelist / ... (193 episodes, 1955-1967)
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 Herself - Panelist / ... (191 episodes, 1959-1967)
Garry Moore ...
 Himself - Host / ... (116 episodes, 1952-1966)
John Cannon ...
 Himself - Announcer / ... (111 episodes, 1955-1967)
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 Himself - Host / ... (106 episodes, 1961-1967)
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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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When Garry Moore went on vacation during the summer of 1960, regular panelist Bill Cullen replaced him as host. For the duration, Cullen was replaced by Victor Borge on the panel. Henry Morgan also served as guest moderator when Moore was on vacation. See more »

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Remade as I've Got a Secret (2006) 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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Another classic television program!!
5 May 2001 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

One of the best game/quiz shows ever. With Garry Moore as host, and many celebrities throughout the years as guest panelists, this durable program is very entertaining indeed!! To me, the program hit its stride in the years from 1958-1964, with Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson as the panelists and the above mentioned Mr. Moore as host. One of the funniest moments that I recall is when guest star, Faye Emerson, tried to dress a blindfolded Henry Morgan as Santa Claus and he ended up looking like a skid-row version of Santa!!! Hilarious and wholesome entertainment all around!!


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