"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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Garry Moore ...
 Himself - Host / ... (392 episodes, 1952-1966)
Henry Morgan ...
 Himself - Panelist / ... (252 episodes, 1952-1967)
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 Himself - Panelist / ... (222 episodes, 1952-1967)
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 Herself - Panelist / ... (217 episodes, 1955-1967)
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 Herself - Panelist / ... (211 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 1965 broadcast, the panel from To Tell the Truth (1956) (Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Orson Bean and Kitty Carlisle) replaced the regular panel of Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson on what was known as "The Night of the Big Switch". Coincidentally, Carlisle and Bean had been both regular panelists on the show several years earlier. See more »

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Referenced in Make Room for Daddy: Rusty's Birthday (1963) 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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We Need Shows Like this Today!
15 October 1999 | by (Downers Grove Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

I love all these little shows of the past. I'm seeing them again on Game Show Network. They take me back to the nice times back in the 50's when I was a kid. We need more entertaining shows like these on TV today.


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