To Tell the Truth (1956–1968)

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Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into ... See full summary »

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Bud Collyer ...
 Himself - Host / ... (402 episodes, 1956-1968)
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 Herself - Panelist / ... (361 episodes, 1957-1968)
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 Himself - Panelist / ... (298 episodes, 1959-1967)
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 Herself - Panelist (165 episodes, 1956-1961)
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Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into voting for the two impostors. Each wrong vote would be worth $250 ($100 in the daytime version). Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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18 December 1956 (USA)  »

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(1962-1968) | (1956-1967)

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Trivia

Orson Bean's father, George Burroughs, once appeared on the show. He was the chief of the campus police at Harvard University. As a result, Bean had to disqualify himself from the game. See more »

Quotes

Host Bud Collyer: [at the end of every show with a giggle and a smile] Don't you forget to tell the truth!
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To Tell The Truth
(1962-1967)
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Composed by Bob Cobert (BMI)
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I cannot tell a lie--I love "To Tell the Truth"!!
5 May 2001 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

Another winner from the stable of Goodson/Todman and it was a very durable program in its day. Four panelists try to figure out, through questions, which one of the three people connected with the story of an event, was the correct person. The black and white version with Bud Collyer as host holds up the best to me--maybe it is the innocence of the times, but all versions of this program were enjoyable--unfortunately, as time went by, the versions seemed to diminish all around. I mean, the last two versions only lasted one season each!! That should tell us something. But always, it was the final fateful question of "Will the real-------, please stand up? that was fun, especially if the four panelists picked the wrong person. The audience would just go wild in the screams and applause and it was always a thrill to hear and see that!! I could spend all day watching back to back episodes of "To Tell the Truth", "What's My Line" and "I've Got A Secret" and never be bored!! Classic programs all around!!


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