What's My Line? (TV Series 1950–1967)

Season 10


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1Eva Marie SaintEva Marie Saint (7 Sep. 1958)
The panel wear their masks to guess the identity of a Buckingham Palace Guard (a Grenadier), a female professional fire eater (the panel were stumped). Eva Marie Saint is the mystery guest and she was filming was "North by Northwest" at the time, on location, in New York City. Guest panelist Tony Randall recognized Ms. Saint's voice and disqualified himself, but Arlene Francis clocked her. Bennett Cerf had just returned from the Miss America contest in Atlantic City NJ. Cerf was there as a judge, so there's some banter between him and John Daly. The winner, Miss ...
7.8
2Ed Sullivan (2)Ed Sullivan (2) (14 Sep. 1958)
Guest panelist John Payne identified the inventor and manufacture of the Hula Hoop. The panel were stumped by the chief painter at the White House. John Daly asked the gentleman if First Lady, Mamie Eisenhower, oversaw the interior decorating of the White House and the gentleman confirmed that she was very involved and opined that she had excellent taste. Mystery guest, Ed Sullivan, donned a very silly mask as he was being questioned. The audience and John Daly could not contain their laughter. Arlene Francis, in a panel conference, guessed correctly that is was, ...
7.6
3Jane Wyatt and Robert YoungJane Wyatt and Robert Young (21 Sep. 1958)
Tonight's panel includes David Niven as a guest panelist, along with Arlene, Dorothy and Bennett Cerf. The panel are blindfolded because the first challengers are the respective heads of the Democrat and Republican parties. Arlene Francis blurts this out on Cerf's time (she does call for a very brief conference)and the two gentlemen are promoting a bi partisan fund raising campaign, the Democrat plan was called, "Dollars for Democrats" where every registered Democrat would contribute a dollar to the party. The second challenger was the partner of last week's ...
7.9
4Roy RogersRoy Rogers (28 Sep. 1958)
Guest panelist David Niven is back again this week as the panel guesses the identity of the first challenger very quickly. Dorothy Kilgallen guesses the first gentleman to be the night watchman at a private girls' school. They are stumped, however, by the second challenger who was a Maryland chicken auctioneer. Mystery guest Roy Rogers, in New York for the rodeo at the Madison Square Garden, and the panel guess who he is. Finally, the last contestant is a New York City woman who writes an 'advice column for the lovelorn' and, in a very brief time, Dorothy Kilgallen ...
7.7
5Darryl F. ZanuckDarryl F. Zanuck (5 Oct. 1958)
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7.6
6Joe E. Lewis (2)Joe E. Lewis (2) (12 Oct. 1958)
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7.6
7Gordon MacRaeGordon MacRae (19 Oct. 1958)
Faye Emerson is guest panelist in this episode. She's filling for Dorothy Kilgallen who is ill. The first challenger is a woman who puts the dots on dice and Arlene Francis guesses correctly. The second is an Indiana man, who is a flying traffic cop and is correctly identified by Bennett Cerf. Cerf recounts how he had recently visited the challenger's home town, Hammond, Indiana, and was stopped for a speeding ticket. The mystery guest is Gordon Macrae, who is promoting his appearance at the Waldorf-Astoria. He does manage to stump the panel. Before signing off, John ...
7.7
8Imogene CocaImogene Coca (26 Oct. 1958)
Dorothy Kilgallen has returned after a two week absence and she thanks viewers who wrote to her and wished her a speedy recovery from her illness. Up first, an Ogden, Utah woman who was a tattoo artist, then a Louisiana man who played piano on charter flights to Las Vegas. Imogene Coca is the mystery guest and, the final challenger is London (England) man, bus tour guide in his native city.
7.1
9Robert Wagner (2)Robert Wagner (2) (2 Nov. 1958)
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7.5
10Raymond Berry & Charles BoyerRaymond Berry & Charles Boyer (9 Nov. 1958)
Tonight's challengers are a Brooklyn woman who is a man's barber. The second challenger is a Pittsburgh man who breeds various insects for research purposes, his ultimate laboratory goal is the development of effective household insecticides. Charles Boyer, star of the hit Broadway comedy, "The Marriage-Go-Round," is the mystery guest. Finally, Baltimore Colts wide receiver, Raymond Berry, whose team was defeated by the New York Giants that Sunday afternoon (24-21) is the final challenger. When he played, he spent his entire career (1955-1967) with the Baltimore Colts...
7.6
11Edmund G. Brown & Harry BelafonteEdmund G. Brown & Harry Belafonte (16 Nov. 1958)
Peter Lind Hayes is tonight's guest panelist. The first challenger was the then, Attorney General and newly elected governor of California, Pat Brown. Next up, a Brookline, Massachusetts man, who sells and repairs pool tables. Harry Belafonte is the mystery guest, promoting his appearance at the Embassy Room in New York City. Finally, a Japanese woman, a movie critic in her native Tokyo, rounds out tonight's challengers.
8.3
12Anna Maria AlberghettiAnna Maria Alberghetti (23 Nov. 1958)
Victor Borge is guest panelist on tonight's show. The first challenger is Major General James E. Briggs, head of the US Air Force Academy. His appearance marks the incipient opening of the US Air Force Academy, outside of Colorado Springs, CO. Next up is a Long Beach woman who is a pizza maker. Anna Maria Alberghetti is the mystery guest (appearing despite a very bad case of laryngitis). Finally, an Englishman who teaches seventh grade at an Eatontown NJ public school. He is part of an teachers' exchange program.
7.8
13Thomas Schippers & Jose FerrerThomas Schippers & Jose Ferrer (7 Dec. 1958)
Guest panelist Pat Boone is featured on tonight's show, after a two week hiatus. The first challenger signs is as "Mister X." He is Thomas Schipper, conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Next up, from Norman Oklahoma is Larry French, chicken plucker. Tonight's mystery guest is Jose Ferrer, starring in a play he's directed as well, "Edwin Booth." Bennett Cerf asks Mr. Ferrer about his views on the New York drama critics. He says he's been very grateful to the critics in the past when they've praised him and his plays, but feels that the audience is the ...
7.2
14Kathryn Grant (Mrs. Bing Crosby)Kathryn Grant (Mrs. Bing Crosby) (14 Dec. 1958)
Tom Poston appears again tonight as guest panelist. The first challenger is the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, who owns and operates a racing track in England. The second challenger is Mr. Milton R. Cohen of Teaneck, NJ. He makes galoshes for dogs. Kathryn Grant, who signs in as "Mrs. Bing Crosby" is the mystery guest. She is in New York to promote her new film, "Simbad," opening at the Roxy on December 17th. John Daly, reiterates what Bennett Cerf noted at the top of the show, that there was a newspaper strike on in New York City at the time and, perhaps, not the most ...
6.7
15Jayne Meadows (2)Jayne Meadows (2) (21 Dec. 1958)
In this last episode of 1958 (the show will be preempted next week, 12.28.58), Tony Randall is the guest panelist. First up the Commanding Officer of NIKE facility, a missile facility protecting Washington D.C. Next up is a woman from Northampton, MA, who makes kilts. Mystery guest is Jayne Meadows (Mrs. Steve Allen), sporting a Santa Claus costume. As mentioned last week, newspapers in New York City are still on strike and John Daly mentions that Miss Meadows opened recently in the Broadway comedy/mystery, "The Gazebo." Her co-star is Walter Slezak and Miss Meadows ...
7.6
16Celeste Holm (2)Celeste Holm (2) (4 Jan. 1959)
Tony Randall returns as guest panelist this evening with Dorothy, Arlene, Bennett and John Daly for the first show of the new year. The first challenger is a woman from Lowell, Kentucky who is a deputy sheriff. Next up, one A.W. Clark of Waco, Texas is introduced and he makes foot warmers. Celeste Holm is the mystery guest and John Daly and Arlene Francis congratulate her for her performance in "Third Best Sport," a Broadway comedy that opened just a few days earlier. Last up was a young German woman who emigrated from her native Hamburg. She is the elevator operator ...
7.2
17Joseph CottenJoseph Cotten (11 Jan. 1959)
Guest host Dick Powell joins the panel on tonight's show. The first challenger is the warden of Washington State penitentiary, followed by a woman from Omaha, Nebraska who is a masseuse. Joseph Cotten, currently co-starring with Arlene Francis on Broadway in "Once More, With Feeling" is the mystery guest. John Daly mentions that January is the month for non-citizens to come forth and register at designated offices around the country. To finish off this very lively show, are two men, who sign in as Holmes and Watson. The two are lifeguards in Florida.
7.9
18Richard BooneRichard Boone (18 Jan. 1959)
Guest panelist, Van Heflin, joins the panel on what John Daly calls this very cold evening. The first challenger is the host of the Canadian "What's My Line" and Bennett Cerf and John Daly persuade him to simulate how he would sound to a French-Canadian audience. The second challenger, a 64 year old woman from Newton, Kansas is the night watchman for the Merchants'of Kansas facility. Richard Boone is this evening's mystery guest. He and John Daly discuss his success on his very popular TV series, "Have Gun, Will Travel" and to promote his incipient Broadway opening in...
8.1
19Paul NewmanPaul Newman (25 Jan. 1959)
David Niven returns as a guest panelist in tonight's episode. First up, a Toronto woman who is in a knife throwing act, her husband, the one who throws the knives. The second challenger is a California woman who makes saddles. The mystery guest is Paul Newman, who confounds the panel, because he's appearing in a dramatic film, "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" and a comedy, "Rally 'Round The Flag, Boys" both of which are playing at Broadway movie houses. John Daly congratulates him when Newman mentions that his wife, Joanne Woodward, is pregnant with their first child. As well,...
7.9
20Ingemar Johansson & Burl IvesIngemar Johansson & Burl Ives (1 Feb. 1959)
As the broadcast begins, Representative James Roosevelt (D-California and son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt) joins the panel this evening. The panel are blindfolded for the first challenger, European heavyweight boxing champion, Ingemar Johansson. John Daly thought his Swedish accent might have helped the panel guess his identity, hence the need to blindfold them. Next up is Mr. J.R. Hanahan from Columbia, SC and a termite exterminator. Mystery guest, Burl Ives, appears tonight and John Daly congratulates him on his performance in the 1958 film, "Cat On A Hot...
7.5
21Marge and Gower Champion (2)Marge and Gower Champion (2) (8 Feb. 1959)
Tom Poston returns tonight as guest panelist, along with Arlene, Dorothy, and Martin Gabel, who is filling in for the vacationing Bennett Cerf. Dorothy Kilgallen introduces and congratulates Gabel on the success of the opening the previous evening of the new play in which he stars: "The Rivalry". The production played for 81 performances. The first challenger is a French woman who is the private secretary to the Duchess of Windsor. Next up is one Norma Dean of Miami, Florida, who dives 40 feet into a tank - on horseback into 12 feet of water. Mystery guests are Marge ...
8.0
22Maria SchellMaria Schell (15 Feb. 1959)
Martin Gabel returns this week, along with guest panelist, Robert Cummings. Challenger Number 1 is Helen P. Mann, who hails from Boston. Her glamorous looks belie her 'line' - she tracks missiles at Cape Canaveral, Florida (to the degree that she can track the exact location of a nosecone.) The second challenger this evening is Mrs. Helen Mitchell, a Pennsylvania woman who owns her own business - she sells sewer pipe. Mystery guest, Maria Schell, appears tonight to promote her newly released film, "The Hanging Tree," starring Gary Cooper and marking the film bow of ...
7.4
23Johnny MathisJohnny Mathis (22 Feb. 1959)
Former-mystery-guest-turned-panelist Richard Boone joins Arlene, Dorothy and his current costar in Broadway's "The Rivalry", Martin Gabel, for tonight's show. First up is a burly Indiana man who is a bridal consultant, followed by a California woman, one Miss Dietrich (no relation to Marlene), who is the chief pilot of aircraft company. Mystery guest Johnny Mathis is quickly identified by Dorothy Kilgallen, when she asks if he autographed a pair of her shoes recently and he confesses, happily to say that, indeed, he had (evidently, this was a hobby of Kilgallen's and ...
7.9
24Noël CowardNoël Coward (1 Mar. 1959)
Bennett Cerf returns this week, and Keenan Wynn is the guest panelist tonight. The first challenger is a Japanese woman, who is a professional billiards player. In fact, she is the world's woman's champion. Next up is a New York City woman, Mrs. Shirley Morabito, who is a medicine taster for drug manufacturer Pfizer. In an awkward moment, as Mrs. Morabito is getting ready to depart, Cerf asks her how she's able to swallow all of that medication, geared for various ailments. Arlene leans over to him to explain that she tastes, but does not swallow the product. Mystery ...
8.2
25Fred MacMurray (3)Fred MacMurray (3) (8 Mar. 1959)
Jack Lemmon joins the panel again this week, along with Arlene, Dorothy, and Bennett Cerf. First challenger is a a former football player (ranking third in passing for the 1956 college football season), and he now runs a charm school for women. Next up is a very attractive woman from Waco, Texas, who is an anesthetist. Mystery guest is Fred MacMurray, promoting his new Disney film, "The Shaggy Dog", which will open in a few weeks. His wife, actress June Haver, makes a very brief appearance. Short on time once more, Daly introduces a young German woman who now resides ...
8.0
26Sammy Davis Jr. (3)Sammy Davis Jr. (3) (15 Mar. 1959)
David Susskind joins the panel on this Ides of March 1959 broadcast. The first challenger is a Cranbury, New Jersey man who is a scientist and chief researcher for - baby diapers. Next up is a man who sells Rolls Royce automobiles. As well, he has the distinction of being the youngest man in the US doing this line of work. Mystery guest tonight is Sammy Davis, Jr., who is New York for a gig at the Copacabana. Finally, the last challenger is a Mr. Bob Brookhauser, an extremely large man in both height and girth, who mounts television antennas on the roofs of private ...
7.6
27Lana TurnerLana Turner (22 Mar. 1959)
Actor Mel Ferrer joins Arlene, Dorothy, and Bennett on tonight's show. Challenger number one is a man from Los Angeles and the Commissioner of the United States Internal Revenue Service. The second challenger, a Mr. Neal O'Malley Keyes, originally from Ireland, is a milkman and has route in Santa Ana, California. The mystery guest tonight is Lana Turner. Daly mentions that her next film, "Imitation of Life" was slated to open very soon, but Miss Turner said that it would not be released for at least another month. Arlene Francis mentions that something went awry when ...
8.2
28Cornelia Otis SkinnerCornelia Otis Skinner (29 Mar. 1959)
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8.0
29Jeanne Crain (2)Jeanne Crain (2) (5 Apr. 1959)
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7.4
30Frankie Laine (2)Frankie Laine (2) (12 Apr. 1959)
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7.1
31Hermione GingoldHermione Gingold (19 Apr. 1959)
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7.2
32Andy Griffith (2)Andy Griffith (2) (3 May 1959)
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6.9
33Milton Berle (3)Milton Berle (3) (10 May 1959)
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7.6
34Franklin Heller & Pat SuzukiFranklin Heller & Pat Suzuki (17 May 1959)
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7.5
35Debbie Reynolds (2)Debbie Reynolds (2) (24 May 1959)
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7.8
36Gypsy Rose Lee (2)Gypsy Rose Lee (2) (31 May 1959)
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7.3
37The McGuire Sisters (2)The McGuire Sisters (2) (7 Jun. 1959)
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38Anthony PerkinsAnthony Perkins (14 Jun. 1959)
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7.1
39Jack Benny (2)Jack Benny (2) (21 Jun. 1959)
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7.4
40Ruby Goldstein & Red ButtonsRuby Goldstein & Red Buttons (28 Jun. 1959)
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7.4
41William Bendix (3)William Bendix (3) (5 Jul. 1959)
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7.7
42Eartha Kitt (2)Eartha Kitt (2) (12 Jul. 1959)
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6.8
43The Andrews Sisters (2)The Andrews Sisters (2) (19 Jul. 1959)
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6.7
44Cliff Arquette (as Charley Weaver)Cliff Arquette (as Charley Weaver) (26 Jul. 1959)
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7.6
45Eddie HodgesEddie Hodges (2 Aug. 1959)
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46Julie LondonJulie London (9 Aug. 1959)
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6.9
47Archie Moore & Suzy ParkerArchie Moore & Suzy Parker (16 Aug. 1959)
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6.9
48Tony RandallTony Randall (23 Aug. 1959)
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7.5
49Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson (30 Aug. 1959)
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7.1