Dorothy Kilgallen and Arlene Francis appeared on the November 8, 1965 edition of the CBS daytime series pretending to be Joan Crawford. At the time this was a relatively new gimmick on the show involving a guest celebrity. The three women appeared wearing black veils over their faces, and their voices were distorted by technicians. The panel had to determine who was the real Joan Crawford. This broadcast was videotaped six days earlier, on November 2. Kilgallen was found dead at home several hours before it was scheduled for airing. CBS still showed it, but the network assigned newscaster Douglas Edwards to announce her death immediately after the closing credits rolled. A short time thereafter CBS officials wiped the videotape, which they did to all daytime telecasts in 1965. No recording of it exists.
For several years, the nighttime and daytime versions had two separate panels. However, in 1965 it was decided that the panel from the nighttime version would not only appear on that version but the daytime version as well in order to boost the ratings of the daytime show.
John DuPont, heir to the DuPont fortune, appeared on a 1966 broadcast. He was training in the sport of modern pentathalon and was hoping to make the 1968 Olympic team. He later would gain infamy for murdering Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz.
Peggy Fleming appeared on the show shortly after winning her first world figure skating title. She was still an amateur so she was forced to donate her winnings to the Amateur Athletics Union (the A.A.U.).
To Tell the Truth (1956) was missing from the CBS fall lineup in September, 1966 after 10 years on the air. The show returned on December 12, 1966 to the Monday lineup, where it had aired for six years. However, its time slot changed from 7:30 PM Eastern to 10 PM Eastern. It replaced the canceled The Jean Arthur Show (1966) a new sitcom which had lasted less than three months on the network.
Future_"Hawaii Five-O"(1968)_ cast member Al Harrington was a contestant on the show. This was during the period when he was playing football for Stanford University and performing as a Polynesian dancer to pay for his tuition. For the record, none of the panel voted for him and as a result he and the two impostors pretending to be him won the full $1000 prize.