To Tell the Truth (1969–1978)

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Five-day-a-week syndicated revival of one of Goodson-Todman's most durable and longest-lived formats: A celebrity panel determines which of three contestants is the actual person associated with a given story.

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The 1969 version of "To Tell the Truth" was among the best known of all versions of this durable format. Many game show fans fondly remember this version for the colorful, "groovy" set (used from 1969-1973, after which a conservative, blue-accented set was used) and its soft rock-flavored lyrical theme. The format, however, remained the same as always: A team of three contestants, one the actual person associated with a story and two imposters, tried to fool the four-member celebrity panel. An affidavit relating a person's story is read sometimes funny; sometimes serious; sometimes inspirational; sometimes having to do with their profession, political activity or cause they were actively involved in; but always interesting. The celebrity panelists, one at a time, question the three contestants (addressing them by No. 1, No. 2. and No. 3) in an attempt to expose the liars and determine who was telling the truth. After all four celebrities have had their turn to question the team, they ... Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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When the show's creators Mark Goodson and Bill Todman were planning on bringing the show back on television in syndication, they planned on bringing Bud Collyer back as host. However, Collyer, citing health reasons, declined. Ironically, the day the show premiered in most markets, September 9, 1969, Collyer passed away due to circulatory disease. See more »


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Composer: Robert A. Israel (BMI)
Current Publisher: Goodson-Todman Enterprises, Ltd.
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Rest In Peace, Kitty Carlisle
18 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

She was a great actress, she was a great singer, she was a great lady. A Multi-talented performer, to be sure. I wish that more people knew her for her singing. She had a marvelous operatic voice as a young woman and performed on the stage for many years, as well as in movies, most notably in 'A Night at The Opera' with the Marx Bros. I used to watch her on TTTT all the time, and I was thrilled when the Game Show Network started re running the episodes of this classic long-running series. She worked for Goodman-Todman for over 20 years on their many game shows, most notably TTTT.

Rest In Peace, dear lady. 1910-2007.

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