Fred Allen debuts as the new permanent member of the show, replacing panelists Steve Allen, and alongside Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a African-American Air Force pilot, a man who runs a carnival skirt blower, a woman bill collector, as well as, the identity of mystery challengers Buffalo Bob Smith and Howdy Doody. While Steve Allen would still make random periodic appearances as a panelist on 'What's My Line?' from 1954-67, Fred Allen would remain a regular panelist on the show until his death 2 years later on March 17th, 1956. Written by
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Buffalo Bob Smith
appeared with Howdy Doody as the Mystery Guest. The marionette hung behind the desk, between where Smith and moderator John Daly
were seated, and was operated from the catwalk above the stage. See more