What's My Line? (TV Series 1950–1967)

Season 4


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1Eddie BrackenEddie Bracken (7 Sep. 1952)
The panel tries to guess the lines of a man who runs a roulette wheel at a Las Vegas casino,a Limburger Dutch cheese salesman,a female steeple jack as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Eddie Bracken.
7.7
2Miss America 1952 Neva Jane LangleyMiss America 1952 Neva Jane Langley (14 Sep. 1952)
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8.0
3Elsa SchiaparelliElsa Schiaparelli (21 Sep. 1952)
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7.8
4Chuck DressenChuck Dressen (28 Sep. 1952)
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7.9
5Bette DavisBette Davis (5 Oct. 1952)
This episodes guests include contestants from San Diego, California; Atlanta, Georgia and Indianapolis, Indiana and mystery guest Bette Davis.
9.5
6Ethel BarrymoreEthel Barrymore (12 Oct. 1952)
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7.7
7Eddie FisherEddie Fisher (19 Oct. 1952)
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8.0
8Herb ShrinerHerb Shriner (26 Oct. 1952)
The panel tries to find out the line of a police woman, a matchmaker and a face lifter. Also they try to guess the Mystery Guest Mr. Herb Shriner.
7.6
9Barry FitzgeraldBarry Fitzgerald (2 Nov. 1952)
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7.8
10Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz (9 Nov. 1952)
The panel tries to guess the lines of a female US marine,a female maternity dress buyer and the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Desi Arnaz.
8.0
11Walter WinchellWalter Winchell (16 Nov. 1952)
The panel, with Steve Allen filling in for Bennett Cerf, tries to guess the lines of a professional frog catcher for expensive restaurants who is the size of a professional wrestler,a female hand painter of men's shorts as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Walter Winchell.
7.9
12Eddie 'Rochester' AndersonEddie 'Rochester' Anderson (23 Nov. 1952)
The panel tries to guess the lines of a professional pretzel twister, a elderly New York woman who dresses nightclub chorus girls,a fire hydrant salesman as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson.
7.9
13Vic DamoneVic Damone (30 Nov. 1952)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis and Hal Block begin the show by trying to guess the line of a man from the Bronx, NY who pickles herrings. Next, the panelists try to guess the occupation of Russian man who's a professional knife thrower. Amazingly, Arline Francis was able to determine the mans line fairly quickly. Afterwards, it was onto guessing the identity of the weeks much anticipated celebrity mystery challenger Vic Damone, once again Arline was able to identify the challenger rather quickly. Finally, they end the broadcast by trying to ...
7.5
14Edward R. MurrowEdward R. Murrow (7 Dec. 1952)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis and Hal Block begin the show by trying to guess the lines of an aging African-American man from Columbus, Ohio who's the chairman of the parole board. Then, the panel tries their luck at guessing the lines of man from Wilmington, Ohio who raises bugs for research. Finally, the four attempt to guess the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Edward R. Murrow, eventually Arlene Francis correctly identified the week's mystery challenger.
8.1
15Cesar RomeroCesar Romero (14 Dec. 1952)
The panel tries to guess the lines of a sweet southern bell from Charlotte, North Carolina who's a professional dynamite tester, a female boxing glove maker, as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Cesar Romero.
7.9
16Jeanette MacDonaldJeanette MacDonald (21 Dec. 1952)
Actor Robert Q. Lewis is the first temporary replacement panelists on 'What's My Line?', joining Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf for a couple of weeks during Hal Block's month long suspension from the show. The panelists begin the broadcast by trying to guess the lines of a young female horse race trainer, a gold brick maker for the US Treasury, as well as, the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Jeanette MacDonald.
7.9
17Sally RandSally Rand (28 Dec. 1952)
In what would turn out to be his last appearance on the show for over 2 years, Robert Q. Lewis once again joins the regular panel of 'What's My Line?' to try and guess the identity of a female tax collector, a professional male cosmetic mud packer, a female pool hall manager as well as the identity of celebrity actress and exotic burlesque performer, mystery challenger Sally Rand.
8.0
18Rosalind RussellRosalind Russell (4 Jan. 1953)
Steve Allen joins Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf and Arlene Francis as a guest panelist to try and figure out the job identity of a elderly female locomotive grease monkey, a man who manufactures monocles as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Rosalind Russell.
8.2
19Joe E. BrownJoe E. Brown (11 Jan. 1953)
The panel tries to guess the lines of a man who manufactures Drunkometers to test peoples intoxication levels, a women who manages a monkey farm, a female chiropodist as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Joe E. Brown, who is now best known for playing Jack Lemons rich male pursuer in "Some Like it Hot".
7.5
20June HavocJune Havoc (18 Jan. 1953)
The panel tries to guess the lines of a female truant officer, a young man who manufactures rubber panties for babies, a manhole cover salesman as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger June Havoc.
7.7
21Margaret TrumanMargaret Truman (25 Jan. 1953)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Hal Block begin the show by trying to guess the lines of a US Congressman from Miami, FL., William C. Lantaft. Then, attempt to identify a man who sales policeman's nightsticks. As well as, trying to guess the identity of mystery challenger Margaret Truman, the daughter of the 33rd, and recent ex-president of the United States, Harry S. Truman.
7.8
22Irene DunneIrene Dunne (1 Feb. 1953)
The panel tries to guess the professional identity of a marriage teacher, a woman who designs female bathing suits as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Irene Dunne.
7.7
23Jack BennyJack Benny (8 Feb. 1953)
The panel tries to guess the professional identity of a female minister, a older woman who's a jazz drummer as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Jack Benny.
8.1
24Paul DouglasPaul Douglas (15 Feb. 1953)
Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Hal Block tries to guess the professional identity of the District Attorney of Niagara Falls, an older woman from New Jersey who runs a reducing farm, an older man who's a bear trainer as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Paul Douglas.
7.8
25The DeMarco SistersThe DeMarco Sisters (22 Feb. 1953)
Panelist Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis, Hal Block tries to guess the professional identity of a young rainmaker, an older gentlemen from Manhattan, NY. who makes bullet proof vest, a woman who makes heating pads as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger The 5 DeMarco Sisters.
7.8
26Jane FromanJane Froman (1 Mar. 1953)
The last appearance of regular panelist Hal Bloc who was fired from the show later that week. Hal Bloc's last appearance on 'What's My Line?' was with longtime fellow panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen and Arlene Francis who begin the show by guessing the identity of a man who's a professional turtle trapper, a man who makes saddles, a man who's a Yo-Yo demonstrator, as well as, the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Jane Froman.
7.7
27Jackie GleasonJackie Gleason (8 Mar. 1953)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a young female cigar maker, someones grandmother who drives a garbage truck, a camel trainer as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Jackie Gleason.
7.9
28Fred MacMurrayFred MacMurray (15 Mar. 1953)
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7.9
29Pat O'BrienPat O'Brien (22 Mar. 1953)
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30Zsa Zsa GaborZsa Zsa Gabor (29 Mar. 1953)
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7.3
31Red ButtonsRed Buttons (5 Apr. 1953)
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7.8
32Anna MagnaniAnna Magnani (12 Apr. 1953)
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6.9
33Ida Tobias CantorIda Tobias Cantor (19 Apr. 1953)
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7.8
34Harold LloydHarold Lloyd (26 Apr. 1953)
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7.0
35Shirley BoothShirley Booth (3 May 1953)
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8.0
36Marilyn MaxwellMarilyn Maxwell (10 May 1953)
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7.8
37Mickey MantleMickey Mantle (17 May 1953)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a female lighthouse keeper, a man who makes leg make-up, a bagpipe instructor as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Mickey Mantle.
7.6
38Don AmecheDon Ameche (24 May 1953)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a water pistol maker, a dental chair maker as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Don Ameche.
7.6
39Leo Durocher (2)Leo Durocher (2) (31 May 1953)
Panelists Laraine Day, Steve Allen, Barbara Kelly and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a female television director for a CBS affiliate in Cleveland, a alligator wrestler from Florida, a man who teaches knitting as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger NY Giants manager Leo Durocher. Who just so happened to be the husband of the weeks panelist Laraine Day.
7.0
40Nelson EddyNelson Eddy (7 Jun. 1953)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Barbara Kelly and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a female goat farmer, a corset salesman, a female water ski instructor as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Nelson Eddy.
7.6
41Margaret Chase SmithMargaret Chase Smith (14 Jun. 1953)
Panelists tries to guess the professional identity of a woman who runs a nudist camp, a woman who sales fireworks, a female fortune teller as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Senator Margaret Chase Smith.
8.1
42Olsen and JohnsonOlsen and Johnson (21 Jun. 1953)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a young Brooklyn, NY woman who's a lifeguard, a young Canadian man who breeds worms, a young man who's a bridal consultant as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Olsen and Johnson.
7.6
43Peter LawfordPeter Lawford (28 Jun. 1953)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf try to guess the professional identity of a young Pennsylvania man who's a congressional pageboy, a young Brooklyn woman who makes dog blankets, a sizable man from Massachusetts who teaches rollerskating, as well as, the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Peter Lawford.
8.1
44Judy HollidayJudy Holliday (5 Jul. 1953)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf try to guess the professional identity of a woman from Albany, NY who raises hair on bald heads, a man who's a monkey keeper at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, a man from Brooklyn NY who sales sauerkraut, as well as, the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Judy Holliday.
7.8
45Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington (12 Jul. 1953)
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8.1
46Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan (19 Jul. 1953)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf try to guess the professional identity of a sweet appearing older woman from Wisconsin who is a dynamiter, another elderly woman who's a fraternity house mother at the University of Florida, and a Ohio man who sales birdbaths, as well as guess the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Ronald Reagan.
7.6
47General James Van FleetGeneral James Van Fleet (26 Jul. 1953)
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8.4
48Charles CoburnCharles Coburn (2 Aug. 1953)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a young woman from Nantucket, Massachusetts who's a US weatherman (or woman), also, the panelist attempt to identify a man from Cleveland, Ohio who builds prison cells, as well as, attempt to identity the celebrity mystery challenger Charles Coburn who appeared on a lot of TV programs in NY, in August of that particular year, for the obvious purpose of helping to promote the soon to be released, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opening later the same month, ...
8.2
49Deborah KerrDeborah Kerr (9 Aug. 1953)
The four panelists try to guess the identity of a senior man from NY city who makes money belts, a female masseuse from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also, they attempt to identity the celebrity mystery challenger Deborah Kerr, who was co-starred in four movies that year including, "Julius Caesar" with Marlon Brando, and "From Here to Eternity". With the last citizen mystery contestant being a elderly female fish hook inspector from Albany, NY.
7.9
50Fred AllenFred Allen (16 Aug. 1953)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a milking machine salesman, a young pretty woman from Houston, TX who's a professional wrestler, as well as, the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Fred Allen.
7.7
51Billy RoseBilly Rose (23 Aug. 1953)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a woman who buys elephants for circuses, a man from Detroit who owns a diamond mine, a man from Virginia who's a minister as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Billy "The Little Napoleon of Showmanship" Rose, who has more movie soundtrack credits than John Williams and Ennio Morricone combined.
8.3
52Ann SothernAnn Sothern (30 Aug. 1953)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a female private eye from Los Angeles, California. Also, the four panelists try to guess the lines of a female bartender from New York, a man from upstate NY who test drives army trucks, as well as, the identity of celebrity mystery challenger the long time movie actress, and recent TV star, Ann Sothern, who had just begun starring in her popular TV series, "Private Secretary" from 1953-57'.
7.6