What's My Line?

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What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, with a dozen international versions and subsequent U.S. revivals. The game uses celebrity panelists to question contestants... read more
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What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, with a dozen international versions and subsequent U.S. revivals. The game uses celebrity panelists to question contestants in order to determine their occupation, i.e., "line [of work]," with panelists being called on to identify a weekly celebrity "mystery guest" while blindfolded. It is the longest-running U.S. primetime network television game-show. Moderated by John Charles Daly and with regular panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf, What's My Line? won three Emmy Awards for "Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show" in 1952, 1953, and 1958 and the Golden Globe for Best TV Show in 1962.

Original Release

02/02/1950 on CBS

Cast

Arlene Francis Herself - Panelist
Bennett Cerf Himself - Panelist
Dorothy Kilgallen Herself - Panelist
John Daly Himself - Moderator
John Daly Himself - Moderator (as John Charles Daly)
Steve Allen Himself - Panelist
Johnny Olson Himself - Announcer
Hal Block Himself - Panelist
Martin Gabel Himself - Panelist
Tony Randall Himself - Panelist
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Joey Bishop - 3rd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 04 September 1966
2 Warren Beatty Sunday, 11 September 1966
3 Two Mystery Guests: Opera Soprano Leontyne Price; actor Peter Ustinov Sunday, 18 September 1966
5 Two Mystery Guests: Connecticut Senator Abraham E. Ribicoff; actor Danny Kaye (4th appearance as mystery guest) Sunday, 02 October 1966
6 George Hamilton - 2nd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 16 October 1966
7 Two Mystery Guests: columnist Suzy Knickerbocker; television host Ed Sullivan (4th appearance as mystery guest) Sunday, 23 October 1966
8 Michael Caine Sunday, 13 November 1966
9 Virna Lisi Sunday, 20 November 1966
10 Two Mystery Guests: actor/singer Frank Sinatra; actress Mia Farrow Sunday, 27 November 1966
11 Angela Lansbury Sunday, 04 December 1966
12 Two Mystery Guests: The panel from To Tell the Truth (Kitty Carlisle, Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Orson Bean); actor George Segal Sunday, 11 December 1966
13 Steve McQueen Sunday, 18 December 1966
14 Eva Marie Saint - 2nd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 25 December 1966
15 Gina Lollobrigida - 3rd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 01 January 1967
16 Jane Fonda - 3rd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 08 January 1967
17 Abbe Lane - 2nd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 15 January 1967
18 Two Mystery Guests: instrumental group Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass; football coach Vince Lombardi Sunday, 22 January 1967
19 The Smothers Brothers Sunday, 29 January 1967
20 Two Mystery Guests: actress Chris Noel; actor Tony Randall Sunday, 05 February 1967
21 Yves Montand - 2nd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 12 February 1967
22 Andy Griffith - 4th appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 19 February 1967
23 Marty Allen and Steve Rossi - 3rd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 26 February 1967
24 Two Mystery Guests: author Jacqueline Susann; actress/singer Judy Garland Sunday, 05 March 1967
25 Two Mystery Guests: Jonathan Cerf & Peter Gabel (sons of Bennett Cerf & Arlene Francis); actor Robert Morse Sunday, 12 March 1967
26 Two Mystery Guests: hair stylist Vidal Sassoon; actress Ursula Andress Sunday, 19 March 1967
27 Two Mystery Guests: actor Orson Bean (2nd appearance as a mystery guest); comedy team Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca Sunday, 26 March 1967
28 Soupy Sales - 3rd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 09 April 1967
29 Candice Bergen (2nd appearance as the Mystery Guest) Sunday, 16 April 1967
30 Groucho Marx - 2nd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 23 April 1967
31 Raquel Welch Sunday, 30 April 1967
32 Leslie Uggams Sunday, 07 May 1967
33 Allan Sherman - 3rd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 14 May 1967
34 The Supremes - 2nd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 21 May 1967
35 Lawrence Welk Sunday, 28 May 1967
36 Two Mystery Guests: supermodel Jean Shrimpton; singer Jack Jones (2nd appearance as the Mystery Guest) Sunday, 04 June 1967
37 Two Mystery Guests: newscaster Kelly Lange; actress Melina Mercouri (2nd appearance as mystery guest) Sunday, 11 June 1967
38 Two Mystery Guests: attorney F. Lee Bailey; actress Betty Grable (2nd appearance as mystery guest) Sunday, 18 June 1967
39 Betty Comden and Adolph Green Sunday, 02 July 1967
40 Senator Everett Dirksen Sunday, 09 July 1967
41 Goodson-Todman game show hosts (Bud Collyer, Allen Ludden, Ed McMahon and Gene Rayburn) Sunday, 16 July 1967
42 Lauren Bacall - 3rd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 23 July 1967
43 Peggy Cass - 3rd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 30 July 1967
44 Jack E. Leonard - 3rd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 06 August 1967
45 Woody Allen Sunday, 13 August 1967
48 Jill St. John - 2nd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 20 August 1967
49 Hugh O'Brian - 3rd appearance as mystery guest Sunday, 27 August 1967
50 Last Show - Moderator John Daly is the Mystery Guest Sunday, 03 September 1967
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Directors

Franklin Heller, Frank Satenstein, Paul Alter, S. Robert Rowe, Paul Monroe, Ira Skutch

Cast

Arlene Francis Herself - Panelist
Bennett Cerf Himself - Panelist
Dorothy Kilgallen Herself - Panelist
John Daly Himself - Moderator
John Daly Himself - Moderator (as John Charles Daly)
Steve Allen Himself - Panelist
Johnny Olson Himself - Announcer
Hal Block Himself - Panelist
Martin Gabel Himself - Panelist
Tony Randall Himself - Panelist
Fred Allen Himself - Panelist
Lee Vines Himself - Announcer
Hal Simms Himself - Announcer
Phyllis Newman Herself - Panelist
John Daly Himself - Moderator
Dick Stark Himself - Remington-Rand Spokesman
Robert Q. Lewis Himself - Panelist
Louis Untermeyer Himself - Panelist
Joey Bishop Himself - Panelist
Buddy Hackett Himself - Panelist

Producers

Gil Fates Executive Producer
Mark Goodson Executive Producer
Bill Todman Executive Producer
Mark Goodson Producer
Bill Todman Producer
Bob Bach Producer
Ann Kaminsky Producer
Milt Myers Producer
Gil Fates Producer
Frances Trocaine Producer
Bill Egan Producer
Judy Crichton Producer
1962 Golden Globe Best TV Show Won
1959 Emmy Best Panel, Quiz or Audience Participation Series Won
1956 Emmy Best Audience Participation Series Nominated
1955 Emmy Best Audience, Guest Participation or Panel Program Nominated
1954 Emmy Best Audience Participation, Quiz or Panel Program Won
1953 Emmy Best Audience Participation, Quiz or Panel Program Won
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