What's My Line? (TV Series 1950–1967)

Season 6


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1Sal Maglie and Duke SniderSal Maglie and Duke Snider (5 Sep. 1954)
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6.9
2Miss America 1955 Lee Meriwether & Alfred HitchcockMiss America 1955 Lee Meriwether & Alfred Hitchcock (12 Sep. 1954)
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8.2
3Robert Young & Gina LollobrigidaRobert Young & Gina Lollobrigida (19 Sep. 1954)
Tonights guests are Robert Young and Gina Lollobrigida.
8.1
4Red Skelton & Roy Rogers and Dale EvansRed Skelton & Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (26 Sep. 1954)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a young NY city woman who manages a Turkish Bath House for women, as well as, the identity of 2 celebrity mystery challengers, the first are Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, with the second being Red Skelton.
8.1
5Jeff ChandlerJeff Chandler (3 Oct. 1954)
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7.3
6Fernando LamasFernando Lamas (10 Oct. 1954)
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7.8
7Merle OberonMerle Oberon (17 Oct. 1954)
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7.7
8Ray MillandRay Milland (31 Oct. 1954)
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7.8
9June Allyson and Dick PowellJune Allyson and Dick Powell (7 Nov. 1954)
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7.9
10Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor (14 Nov. 1954)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the identity of a NY city fireman, who put out a fire in Dorothy Kilgallen's home nearly a year prior to the broadcasts. Dorothy didn't recall the contestants identity until, she was reminded of the fire at her home after the fireman's identity was eventually revealed by Bennett Cerf. Also, the panelists attempt to identify a senior woman from San Antonio, TX who handles bad checks for the district attorney's office, a man from New Kingstown, Pennsylvania who's a whistle tester, as...
8.2
11Ginger RogersGinger Rogers (21 Nov. 1954)
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8.0
12Herbert MarshallHerbert Marshall (28 Nov. 1954)
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8.1
13Louis JourdanLouis Jourdan (5 Dec. 1954)
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7.6
14Bob Hope and Clarence Nash (the voice of Donald Duck)Bob Hope and Clarence Nash (the voice of Donald Duck) (12 Dec. 1954)
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7.7
15Dan DaileyDan Dailey (19 Dec. 1954)
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7.6
16Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthyEdgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy (26 Dec. 1954)
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7.6
17Eve ArdenEve Arden (2 Jan. 1955)
Guest panelists Sam Levenson and Betty Furness fill in for regulars Fred Allen and Arlene Francis on this first episode of the New Year. Mr. Daly welcomes his two temporary panelists and asks the first contestant to sign in, please. A Fort Lauderdale, Florida woman is the first to do so in this new year and the audience learns the woman is a union plasterer. The panel is stumped and it's on to the second contestant. Mr. Daniel Dragel, an employee for the city of Chicago tests motorists for intoxication. The panel are dancing around, coming fairly close to discerning ...
8.3
18Tony Curtis & Bill TalbertTony Curtis & Bill Talbert (9 Jan. 1955)
Actress, movie star, Janet Leigh joins Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen and Bennett Cerf as a guest panelist for the week, temporarily replacing Arlene Francis. The panelists try to guess the lines of a young woman from Fort Lauderdale, Florida who models girdles, she was identified by Dorothy and Fred Allen. Also, a piano tuning man from Los Angeles who tunes Liberace's pianos, no one figured out the mans identity. The first mystery guest was husband of Janet Leigh (Tony Curtis) who had to withdraw himself after his cover was blown earlier in the week. The stand by ...
8.2
19Esther WilliamsEsther Williams (16 Jan. 1955)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Robert Q. Lewis, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the identity of a rather odd older man from Brooklyn, NY who sells eyeglasses for chickens, nobody identified the occupation of the Brooklyn man. Also, the panelist attempt to guess the lines of a female anesthesiologist at New York's Bellevue Hospital, Robert Q. Lewis and Arlene Francis were able to eventually determine that the woman was a doctor, but John ended the game without requiring the panel to guess her specialty. Finally, the four panelists try to guess the identity...
7.7
20Dennis DayDennis Day (23 Jan. 1955)
The first contestant is a French Canadian woman, who is a panelist on the Canadian "What's My Line." Arlene Francis uncovers the woman's identity and John Daly invites the woman to play a round with the panel. The second contestant is a woman who raises worms. The panel is stumped, and there is much discussion about how to classify what a worm is. Celebrity panelist is Dennis Day,whom Dorothy Killgallen identifies.
7.5
21Shelley WintersShelley Winters (30 Jan. 1955)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf try to guess the identity of a young blonde haired Mexican woman from Acapulco who's the captain of a glass bottom boat, Dorothy and Fred Allen eventually figured out her occupation. Also, the panel tries to guess the identity of a alarm clock salesman from Peru, Illinois - Dorothy eventually revealed the mans occupation. Then, the panel attempts to identity a young slim celebrity mystery challenger, Shelley Winters, who was eventually identified by Bennett Cerf. Finally, a small man from NY city...
7.7
22Pearl BaileyPearl Bailey (6 Feb. 1955)
Fifth anniversary show with panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Sam Levenson try to determine the identity of the shows first guest in 1950, while she was still working as a hat check girl at the Stork Club, but now, has moved on to performing as a chorus girl in the hit musical "Fanny", none of the panelists guessed her new profession. The panel tries to rebound by guessing the lines of a older woman looking like a strict school marm who manages prize fighters, her identity went undiscovered. However, Arlene Francis quickly identifies the ...
7.8
23Arkansas Senator John L. McClellanArkansas Senator John L. McClellan (13 Feb. 1955)
Louis Jourdan fills in for the vacationing Bennett Cerf this week, along with series panelists, Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen and Arlene Francis. First up is a New Jersey woman, who is a pogo stick tester. Dorothy Kilgallen guesses that the woman's product is a pogo stick, just as time is called, but Arlene Francis asks, when the round is nearly finished, whether the woman is a pogo stick tester. The second contestant is the director of Smog Control for Los Angeles County and the panel is stumped. Finally, Democrat Senator John L, McClellan is the mystery guest, whom ...
7.9
24Dorothy LamourDorothy Lamour (20 Feb. 1955)
As promised, guest panelist, Ezio Pinza,joins Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen and Arlene Francis this week. Mr. Pinza, when introduced, sings "Happy Birthday," to John Daly. The first contestant is a Brooklyn man who sells maternity clothes. John Daly was just about to flip the cards over when Dorothy identifies the product and Fred Allen correctly pegs the Brooklyn native as a salesman. Next up is the President of Bennington College in Vermont whom Dorothy Kilgallen successfully identifies. The mystery celebrity guest this evening is Dorothy Lamour and the panel has a ...
7.9
25Portland HoffaPortland Hoffa (27 Feb. 1955)
Tonight's show features Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and guest panelist British celebrity, Reginald Gardner, filling in for Bennett Cerf. John Daly wishes Mr. Gardner a happy birthday. The panel were off kilter this evening in that they were stumped in every round. The first contestant was a Missouri woman who designs bridges in her home state. The panel were getting nowhere, so John Daly flipped the cards and revealed the woman's profession. The second contestant was a Pennslyvania gentleman, who was the social director at a resort for honeymooners. ...
7.6
26Lily PonsLily Pons (6 Mar. 1955)
Bennett Cerf returns from his month long vacation in Hawaii and joins regulars Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen and Arlene Francis. John Daly introduces the first contestant, Mr. Louis Ross from Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Ross is a bullfighter and Arlene Francis successfully identifies his occupation. In the second round, a Nevada gentleman, Mr. Walt Hollingsworth is presented. At this time, the panel would get a free pass and try to guess the contestants' occupations by the look of them. Bennett Cerf hit is spot on and guessed, correctly, that Mr. Hollingsworth fixed slot ...
7.7
27Sammy Davis Jr.Sammy Davis Jr. (13 Mar. 1955)
Panelist regulars, Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf, appear this evening and are introduced to Miss Patricia Murphy. A New Jersey woman, Miss Murphy is a professional toe dancer. Arlene Francis identifies the woman and John Daly mentions that Miss Murphy performs with her two sisters. at the Latin Quarter Club in New York City. The second contestant signs in as Kirk Miller and is from Canton, Ohio. In fact, he's a psychiatrist and Dorothy Kilgallen successfully identifies Dr. Miller's profession. The mystery guest this evening is Sammy ...
7.9
28Terry MooreTerry Moore (20 Mar. 1955)
The regular panel, Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf, appear this evening. The first contestant is a New York City woman named Virginia Hall. Miss Hall is the hotel house detective at Manhattan's Great Northern Hotel. The panel is stumped, and John Daly asks the second contestant to sign in - the gentleman introduces himself as B.M. Byran of Louisiana. In fact, he is Lieutenant General, Blackshear M. Byran and the current Superintendent Commander at West Point. The panel is stumped yet again, although Lt. Byran reminds Arlene Francis of ...
7.9
29Tyrone PowerTyrone Power (27 Mar. 1955)
Star of the popular situation comedy, "Mr. Peepers," Wally Cox fills in for Fred Allen this evening and joins regulars Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf. The first contestant, an Illinois man called Charles Hume signs in and the panel has much fun trying to guess Mr. Hume's occupation - he is a skunk breeder. John Daly flips the cards over and the panel is stumped. Second, a Brooklyn man, Mr. Max Fleischman, is introduced and, yet again, due largely to Mr Cox's befuddlement in his line of questioning, real or feigned, John Daly calls time and tells ...
7.1
30Fred AstaireFred Astaire (3 Apr. 1955)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Robert Q. Lewis, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf begin by trying to guess the profession of a Boston woman who's a men's barber. Then, the panelists take on the second contestant from Lancaster, Pennsylvania who is a garbage can salesman, Robert Q. Lewis identifies him. Next, the panel tries to guess the lines of the weeks celebrity mystery challenger Fred Astaire, Arlene Francis quickly figures out Astaire's identity. Finally, with little time left in the broadcast, the four panelists take their shot at guessing the occupation of a young ...
8.1
31Rhonda FlemingRhonda Fleming (10 Apr. 1955)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf start the show blinded folded for their first challenger who's dressed as a lady clown with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Baily Circus, Fred Allen determined her profession. Next up, is an elderly New Jersey woman who counts money for Brinks Inc., none the panelists could identify her. Then, it was time to guess the identity of the weeks celebrity mystery challenger Rhonda Fleming, Bennett quickly identified her. Finally, and with an unusually large amount of time left in the broadcast for the ...
7.3
32Barbara Ann ScottBarbara Ann Scott (17 Apr. 1955)
New game rules are introduced later in the show. However, before the new rules are announced, the weekly regular panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf begin the show by attempting to guess the profession of a woman who's a human cannon ball from central Florida. Arlene Francis identified the woman fairly quickly. Then, the panelists meet a Columbus Ohio man who is the executive officer of an atomic submarine (U.S.S Nautilus), after some difficulty, Bennett correctly identified the man. Then, before the panel began their attempt to ...
6.9
33Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney (24 Apr. 1955)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf try to guess the lines of a Ohio woman who's a hog buyer, none of the panelists identified the woman. Then, the four tried to determine the occupation of an elderly man from Connecticut who was employed as a butler (a common profession at the time), Arlene Francis managed to determine the mans profession. Continuing with the shows new rules from the previous week, the panelists ask one question a piece of the celebrity mystery challenger to determine the identity of Rosemary Clooney, Bennett ...
7.9
34Gracie FieldsGracie Fields (1 May 1955)
Four celebrity panelists try to guess the occupation of a guest by asking questions that result in yes or no answers.
7.9
35"The Incomparable" Hildegarde"The Incomparable" Hildegarde (8 May 1955)
Actress Laraine Day joins the panel this evening, filling in for Arlene Francis. Regulars Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Bennett Cerf and Miss Day are introduced to the first contestant, a Brooklyn man, Mr. Danny Cohen. Mr. Cohen sells hot dogs at Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Miss Kilgallen almost immediately ascertains what he does and where he does it. The second contestant is a woman from Portland, Oregon, Zareen Austin. Miss Austin makes dice and stumps the panel. When asked, Miss Austin reveals that she does this in her home town and not in Las ...
7.7
36Marge and Gower ChampionMarge and Gower Champion (15 May 1955)
TV star Mary Healy is this week's substitute for the vacationing Dorothy Kilgallen. Arlene Francis has returned from her sojourn and joined Miss Healy, Fred Allen, and Bennett Cerf. The first contestant to sign in is a Japanese gentleman, Masakazu Kobayashi, a manufacturer of ladies' stockings. Bennett Cerf wins this round in determining the gentleman's occupation. Next to sign in is Mr. Milton Gshwind, a Kentucky man who builds jail cells and whom Arlene Francis guesses correctly. Mystery celebrity guests this evening are husband and wife, Marge and Gower Champion, ...
7.6
37Van Johnson (2)Van Johnson (2) (22 May 1955)
Guest panelist, Mary Healy, is back again this week and joins Arlene Francis, Fred Allen, and Bennett Cerf. Host John Daly invites the first contestant to sign in, and the gentleman is Col. William Draper, the pilot for President Eisenhower's airplane, "The Columbine." Bennett Cerf almost immediately identifies the colonel's occupation and his charge. The second contestant is a Texas woman, Mrs. Grace Brice, who is the owner of a pickle factory. Arlene Francis dances around the woman's product, but yet again, Mr. Cerf is the one to peg the lady's product and what she ...
7.6
38The McGuire SistersThe McGuire Sisters (29 May 1955)
As promised, Dorothy Kilgallen is back from her Parisian vacation and joins Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf on tonight's panel. Host John Daly welcomes Miss Kilgallen back and invites the first contestant to sign in. The gentleman is one Mr. Edward Fritz, a U.S. Customs Inspector (who just checked Miss Kilgallen's luggage two days before the broadcast). Dorothy doesn't recognize the gentleman, but Bennett Cerf guesses that he may have had contact with one of the ladies on the panel, both of whom were abroad in the last month. Cerf is correct in assuming ...
7.8
39Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton (5 Jun. 1955)
Regular panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf, join host John Daly this June evening. The first contestant is Mr. William Gourley, a Brooklyn man who drives a patrol wagon for the New York Police Department. The panel is stumped until the cards are flipped over and Arlene Francis blurts out that he drives a "paddy wagon." John Daly points out that Mr. Gourley is not a police officer, but a civil servant of the City of New York. Next up is one Mrs. Elizabeth Rowens, who is an attendant at the Baltimore Public Bath House. Again, the ...
7.7
40Tom EwellTom Ewell (12 Jun. 1955)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf try to guess the professional identity of a frail looking elderly woman from Jacksonville, FL, who's a professional high diver and dives 90 feet into a flaming pool for Jack Smith's Supermarket. The woman went unidentified during the questioning round. Next, the panelists attempt to guess the line of a man who signs in as "Mr. X", who is a professional wire tapper. Once again, the challenger went undetermined. The panel then tried to guess the identity of the week's celebrity mystery challenger ...
7.5
41Arnold StangArnold Stang (19 Jun. 1955)
Betty White takes the place of Arlene Francis for next couple of weeks on the panel, which includes Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen and Bennett Cerf. They all try to guess the professional identity of a man from Mesa, AZ who raises alligators; the challenger won by default. Then the four take a stab at identifying the line of a young woman from Los Angeles who models maternity clothes; once again the panelists failed to identify the challenger. Next, the panel tried to guess the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Arnold Stang, and it was one of the few times that ...
7.9
42José FerrerJosé Ferrer (26 Jun. 1955)
Betty White fills in for Arlene Francis again this week and joins series regulars, Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen and Bennett Cerf. The first contestant to sign in is Mr. Merle Trantham, who is a parole officer at California's San Quentin prison. The panel determines that Mr. Trantham works in the penal system, but time runs out, and the panel is stumped. Dorothy Kilgallen balks because, during questioning, Mr. Trantham said he doesn't work at an office outside of the prison. Host John Daly clarifies that in his capacity, Mr. Trantham makes recommendations to the ...
7.6
43Audie MurphyAudie Murphy (3 Jul. 1955)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Robert Q. Lewis, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf try to guess the occupation of a man who's a professional flagpole sitter, a woman who sells false teeth, a female stockbroker, as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Audie Murphy.
7.2
44Sheree NorthSheree North (10 Jul. 1955)
Jack Paar joins Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf as the week's comedic guest. Panelists try to identify a man from England who's the Mayor of Stratford, England. Bennett quickly identified the London man. The second challenger was a man who tests army shoes. The man went unidentified. Next, the panel attempt to identify the week's celebrity mystery challenger, Sheree North, and she is quickly identified by Dorothy. Lastly, the panelists take their shot at guessing the lines of a man who works as a rainmaker - time ran out on the panelists.
7.7
45Fred Allen (2)Fred Allen (2) (17 Jul. 1955)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf are joined this very busy evening by guest panelist, Robert Q. Lewis. Mr. Lewis was pinch-hitting for Fred Allen, still recovering from an emergency appendectomy a few weeks back. The first contestant this evening is a gentleman from Nevada, G.W (Walt) Fisher, justice of the peace. It doesn't take long for Miss Kilgallen to identify the gentleman's line of work. Of great interest to the panel and the studio and viewing audiences is that Mr. Fisher had just recently married Clark Gable and Miss Kay Williams ...
7.6
46Robert Q. LewisRobert Q. Lewis (24 Jul. 1955)
Fred Allen returns this evening, after nearly a month's hiatus, and joins regulars Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf. First up, this busy night is a demure young woman, from West Virginia, Miss Lee Chona LaClaire, a professional wrestler. The panel is stumped, and Miss LaClaire wins by default. Next up is a woman, Mrs. Lorraine Straka, a parking ticket agent, who does her job while riding a motorcycle in her native Cicero, Illinois. While questioning from Arlene Francis, host John Daly calls a conference with Mrs. Straka. In an off the cuff remark to ...
7.8
47Ty CobbTy Cobb (31 Jul. 1955)
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48Burl IvesBurl Ives (7 Aug. 1955)
Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf are on deck this evening and try to ascertain some tricky occupations. The first contestant to sign in was Miss Jane Iden, a California woman, who sets pins in a Hollywood bowling alley. The panel came nowhere near Miss Iden's line, so Miss Iden won by default. In the next round, another California contestant, Mr. Jimmie Mitchell of Pomona, signs in and the audience finds out that Mr. Mtichell trains circus elephants. Dorothy Kilgallen identifies his role as animal trainer, and Arlene Francis runs with the...
7.6
49Paul MuniPaul Muni (14 Aug. 1955)
Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf are this evening's panelists. First up is Mr. Al Fowler, an Iowa native and Navy man, who flew into the eye of Hurrican Connie. The panel is stumped, and Mr. Fowler wins by default. Next up are two ladies, Phyllis Raber and Anne Lindsay, who run a dog washing service. Arlene Francis identifies the women's' occupation, but host John Daly gives the women the win. Actor Paul Muni, appearing on Broadway in "Inherit The Wind," is the mystery celebrity guest. Bennett Cerf identifies him though Mr. Muni says nary...
7.5
50Audrey MeadowsAudrey Meadows (21 Aug. 1955)
Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a man who runs a school for dealers and gamblers in Las Vegas. Then, they attempt to identify the occupation of the second challenger, Bill Parker, who serves both as the chief of police of Los Angeles county, and as the technical director for the TV program "Dragnet". Next, the four attempt to identity the weeks celebrity challenger Audrey Meadows from the "Honeymooners", and sister in-law of actor and 'What's My Line?' regular panelist Steve Allen.
7.8
51Lilly Dache & Peggy KingLilly Dache & Peggy King (28 Aug. 1955)
Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf are this evening's panelists. Moderator John Daly asks the panel to put on their blindfolds, on the off chance, they recognize the first contestant - the celebrated French fashion and hat designer, Lilly Dache. Arlene Francis, a client of Madame Dache's, immediately identifies her. Next up, two young and charming young men, Mr. Harold Sander and Mr. Art Asquith of Little Valley, New York. They are garbage collectors in New York's Allegheny County. They stump the panel and win the round by default. Before ...
7.6