What's My Line? (TV Series 1950–1967)

Season 8


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1Marisa PavanMarisa Pavan (2 Sep. 1956)
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7.9
2Ernie Kovacs & Edie AdamsErnie Kovacs & Edie Adams (9 Sep. 1956)
Comic and fellow weekly panelist Ernie Kovacs, and his wife Edie Adams, are the nights mystery celebrity challengers, while Tony Randall is the guest panelist. Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Tony Randall, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf begin the show wearing their blindfolds while guessing the profession of an older man who's the president of the American federation of musicians. Next up, a young Japanese man from Chicago who's a pearl diver. After Bennett identified the challengers line of work, John Daly displayed to the panel a pearl, found by the man and his ...
8.2
3William Bendix (2)William Bendix (2) (16 Sep. 1956)
Jacques Cousteau and William Bendix are the weeks mystery guests while, Yankees shortstop Phil Rizutto joins the panel. Panelist Arlene Francis, Phil Rizutto, Dorothy Kilgallen and Bennett Cerf start the show without wearing their blindfolds for the first mystery celebrity guest, Jacques Cousteau, who signs the board as with a big X, and is described as the world's foremost underwater explorer. Jacques went unidentified by the panel. Next up, a woman from Long Island who repairs false teeth. One of the years funnier segments ends by Phil Rizutto eventually identifying...
8.3
4June Taylor and Her Dancers & William HoldenJune Taylor and Her Dancers & William Holden (23 Sep. 1956)
William Holden and June Taylor's small battalion of dancers invade the studio as the week's mystery guests. Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Robert Q. Lewis, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf begin the show by trying to identify the first mystery celebrity guests, June Taylor and her troupe of dancers featured on the Jackie Gleason show. Robert Lewis identified June Taylor. Next up, a man who was one the ship pilots of the Suez Canal, Bennett identified the man rather quickly. Then, William Holden enters the studio, to thunderous applause and cheers, as the week's second ...
8.3
5George Stevens & Claudette ColbertGeorge Stevens & Claudette Colbert (30 Sep. 1956)
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8.1
6Sal Maglie & Ann MillerSal Maglie & Ann Miller (7 Oct. 1956)
Starting pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers Sal Maglie is one of the 2 mystery guests for the evening, while cross town rival and short stop for the Yankees, Phil Rizutto, joins the panel which includes Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf begin the show by trying to guess the identity of the 1st mystery guest, Sal Maglie. The questioning by the panel began with Phil Rizutto who could not identify the guest that Arline eventually guessed. Then, the panel tries to guess the line of a man from Boston who designs maternity clothes. Next up, is the nights 2nd ...
7.8
7Jo StaffordJo Stafford (14 Oct. 1956)
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7.6
8Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe & Bishop Fulton J. SheenAlan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe & Bishop Fulton J. Sheen (21 Oct. 1956)
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8.1
9Charlton HestonCharlton Heston (28 Oct. 1956)
Charlton Heston is the week's mystery challenger while legendary film star Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., joins Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, and Bennett Cerf on the panel to guess the line of a northern California woman who's a ferry boat pilot; the panel failed to identify the woman. Then, the panel takes a stab at guessing the line of a man from Pretty, Texas, who raises worms; the panel failed again. Next up is the week's mystery celebrity challenger, Charlton Heston. Last is a man from Chicago who runs a Turkish Bath House. Time quickly ran out, and the man won by ...
7.2
10Jack O'Brian & Beatrice LillieJack O'Brian & Beatrice Lillie (4 Nov. 1956)
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7.9
11Walt DisneyWalt Disney (11 Nov. 1956)
Walt Disney the weeks mystery guest and Jerry Lewis joins Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen and Bennett Cerf on the panel to guess the lined of a British man who's a professional mind reader, surprisingly, Dorothy eventually identified the man. Next up, a rather heavy set woman who packages reducing pills, Jerry Lewis correctly identified the woman while Bennett Cerf was questioning her. Finally, the four panelists try to guess the identity of the weeks mystery celebrity challenger Walt Disney, Bennett Cerf identified Walt fairly quickly.
7.7
12James Kilgallen (Father of Panelist Dorothy Kilgallen) & Nanette FabrayJames Kilgallen (Father of Panelist Dorothy Kilgallen) & Nanette Fabray (18 Nov. 1956)
James Kilgallen [Dorothy's father] is the 1st of the nights celebrity mystery guest that panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, William Bendix, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf try to identify. The show begins with all four panelists blindfolded as they try to guess the identity of James Kilgallen. After a lot of trouble and time, and John Daly about to throw in the towel on the panel, Dorothy eventually identified the guest as her father. Next up, is a British woman who's a guide for Wookey Hole Cave in Somerset, England. Next, the panel tries to identify the 2nd celebrity ...
7.3
13Charles LaughtonCharles Laughton (25 Nov. 1956)
Burgess Meredith joins fellow panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf to first try and guess the line of a man from Cleveland, Ohio who's the director of the US Mint. Then, guess the line of a married London couple who are pub owners. Finally, the panelists the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Charles Laughton.
8.1
14Milton BerleMilton Berle (2 Dec. 1956)
Milton Berle is the weeks mystery guest. Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Stubby Kaye, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf begin the show by trying to guess the occupation of F. Newton Gifford, aka Frank Gifford, the current half back for the NY Giants in 1956. who ran for 2 touchdowns, threw for 1 TD and caught a TD to score a total of 4 touchdowns earlier that same day against the Redskins. Frank Gifford would go on to eventually become the long time host of Monday Night Football. At the time of the broadcast, none of the panelists were blindfolded while questioning Gifford...
8.1
15Dimitri Tiomkin & Shelley WintersDimitri Tiomkin & Shelley Winters (9 Dec. 1956)
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7.7
16Floyd Patterson & Vincent PriceFloyd Patterson & Vincent Price (16 Dec. 1956)
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8.1
17Steve Allen and Jayne MeadowsSteve Allen and Jayne Meadows (23 Dec. 1956)
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6.9
18The Harlem Globetrotters & Bert LahrThe Harlem Globetrotters & Bert Lahr (30 Dec. 1956)
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7.3
19Yul BrynnerYul Brynner (6 Jan. 1957)
Yul Brenner as the mystery challenger starts the seventh season of 'What's My Line?' with a bang, as Peter Lind Hayes joins Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen and Bennett Cerf as the weeks to begin trying to guess the line of business of a Native-America man from Oklahoma who's a Marine jet fighter pilot. Next, the panel try to guess the line of a man who runs a roulette wheel in Havana, Cuba and recently won $20 from Dorothy Kilgallen, none of the panelists identified the man. Then, Yul Brenner appeared as the mystery celebrity challenger to thunderous applause. ...
7.8
20Robin Roberts & Robert MontgomeryRobin Roberts & Robert Montgomery (13 Jan. 1957)
Peter Lawford is the guest panelist this evening and joins Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf. In the first round, John Daly asks the panel to put on their blindfolds. Three ladies, their names already on the blackboard, emerge and sit with Mr. Daly. The panel is at a loss to identify who these women are and what they do - until the disclosure that the women are the secretaries of Miss Kilgallen, Miss Francis, and Mr. Cerf. The next contestant is Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Robin Roberts, whom Bennett Cerf immediately identifies and is somewhat ...
8.0
21George GobelGeorge Gobel (20 Jan. 1957)
Comic Broadway star, Stubby Kaye is the guest panelist this evening. He joins Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, and Bennett Cerf. Host John Daly mentions that Dorothy Kilgallen will return to Washington this evening on this, the second inaugural of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The first contestant is the Reverend Bob Richard, Olympic pole vault champ at the 1952 and, more recently, the 1956 Olympics. Dorothy recognizes him and correctly identifies him. Next up, a Kansas woman, Mrs. Charlotte Price, who crochets pockets for pool tables. The panel is stumped but ...
7.6
22Salvador Dalí & Lillian RothSalvador Dalí & Lillian Roth (27 Jan. 1957)
Guest panelist Peter Lawford joins regulars Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf this evening. John Daly asks that the panel wear their blindfolds on the off chance they recognize the first guest - the world famous artist, Salvador Dali. Dali confounds the panel by answering, YES, to every question posed to him, with John Daly clarifying in all fairness to them, Mr. Daly flips over the cards just as Miss Kilgallen blurts out his name, The second contestant is Richard Evans, a Boston gentleman, and a bullfighter. After being somewhat addled by Mr. Dali, ...
8.1
23Tab HunterTab Hunter (3 Feb. 1957)
Husbands and wives panelists episode. Martin Gabel [Arlene's husband] and Richard Kollmar [Dorothy's husband] join their wives Arlene Francis and Dorothy Kilgallen to guess the lines of a woman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who's the head of the woman's army corps. Only Ms.Kilgallen was able to identify the WAC Colonel. Next, a man from Michigan who's line is working as a human cannonball, Arlene eventually identified the mans line. Then, the married couples take a whack at identifying the mystery challenger Tab Hunter who enters the studio to loud cheers and applause...
7.2
24General Alfred Maximilian Gruenther & June Haver and Fred MacMurrayGeneral Alfred Maximilian Gruenther & June Haver and Fred MacMurray (10 Feb. 1957)
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8.1
25Mike Todd & Ginger RogersMike Todd & Ginger Rogers (17 Feb. 1957)
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7.8
26Robert WagnerRobert Wagner (24 Feb. 1957)
Robert Wagner is the nights mystery challenger, while Jeannie Carson (Britain's Carol Burnett) joins Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf and Arlene Francis on the panel, and begin the show blindfolded while trying to guess the identity of a 3 member Jamaican band called the, "Calypso Trio". Next up, the panelists try to guess the line of a pretty young blonde woman from NY who's a school teacher. Then, the panel tries to guess the identity of the nights celebrity mystery challenger Robert Wagner. Finally, a man from Los Angeles who's an income tax agent.
7.7
27Robert MitchumRobert Mitchum (3 Mar. 1957)
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8.1
28Charles BoyerCharles Boyer (10 Mar. 1957)
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7.5
29Dr. Norman Vincent Peale & Judy HollidayDr. Norman Vincent Peale & Judy Holliday (17 Mar. 1957)
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7.8
30Mamie Van DorenMamie Van Doren (24 Mar. 1957)
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7.8
31Hedy LamarrHedy Lamarr (31 Mar. 1957)
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7.3
32Ted Atkinson & Fernando LamasTed Atkinson & Fernando Lamas (7 Apr. 1957)
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7.9
33Michael Romanoff & Helen HayesMichael Romanoff & Helen Hayes (14 Apr. 1957)
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8.1
34Robert Young (2)Robert Young (2) (21 Apr. 1957)
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7.4
35Jimmy Piersall & Paul DouglasJimmy Piersall & Paul Douglas (28 Apr. 1957)
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6.2
36Mickey Rooney (2)Mickey Rooney (2) (5 May 1957)
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7.3
37Walter BrennanWalter Brennan (12 May 1957)
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7.6
38Ann Sothern (2)Ann Sothern (2) (19 May 1957)
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39Sammy Davis Jr. (2)Sammy Davis Jr. (2) (26 May 1957)
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7.3
40Eddie Cantor and Wife Marilyn Cantor BakerEddie Cantor and Wife Marilyn Cantor Baker (2 Jun. 1957)
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7.9
41Johnnie Ray (2)Johnnie Ray (2) (9 Jun. 1957)
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7.4
42Peggy LeePeggy Lee (16 Jun. 1957)
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6.8
43Gene KellyGene Kelly (23 Jun. 1957)
Gene Kelly appears as the weeks mystery celebrity challenger while Dorothy Kilgallen, James C. Hagerty, Arlene Francis and Arlene's husband Martin Gabel sit on the panel and guess the line of work of a man who is a Major League umpire. Then try to guess the 3 men from Ohio who make Chinese food. Next, the four panelists try to guess the identify the mystery celebrity challenger Gene Kelly. Finally, the four take a stab at guessing the line of a man who makes cosmetics for dogs.
6.3
44Sal MineoSal Mineo (30 Jun. 1957)
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6.9
45Buddy HackettBuddy Hackett (7 Jul. 1957)
Buddy Hackett is featured as the weeks mystery celebrity challenger. Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Eamonn Andrews, Arlene Francis and Martin Gabel begin the show blindfolded while guessing the line of three "What's My Line?" camera men. Next up, is a man who's a Drunkometer operator - the precursor to the modern day breathalyzer. Then, the panel tries the guess the identity of the weeks mystery challenger, Buddy Hackett. Finally, a young man is a baby sitter for the gorillas at the Toledo, Ohio Zoo.
7.0
46Lew Hoad & Shelley Winters and Anthony FranciosaLew Hoad & Shelley Winters and Anthony Franciosa (14 Jul. 1957)
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7.0
47Julius LaRosa (2)Julius LaRosa (2) (21 Jul. 1957)
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7.4
48Anne Jeffreys and Robert SterlingAnne Jeffreys and Robert Sterling (28 Jul. 1957)
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7.3
49Jayne MansfieldJayne Mansfield (4 Aug. 1957)
Jayne Mansfield is the mystery guest, Don Ameche is a guest panelist. Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Don Ameche, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf begin the show by trying to guess the line of a young man from Denver, Colorado who makes and sells ant houses, with ants included. Next up, the panel try to guess the line of a rather heavy set, over weight middle-aged woman from Houston, Texas who's a fashion model for larger woman's attire. Then, the weeks mystery celebrity challenger, Jayne Mansfield, signs in as the crowd wildly cheers and whistles - The panel quickly ...
7.1
50Edie Adams & Jane RussellEdie Adams & Jane Russell (11 Aug. 1957)
Jane Russell appears as one of the weeks mystery celebrity guest, while Edie Adams tries to fool her husband, and panelist, Ernie Kovacs. Panelists Arlene Francis, Ernie Kovacs, Dorothy Kilgallen and Bennett Cerf begin the show blindfolded as they try to guess the line of Ernie's wife, actress Edie Adams. Next up, a woman from London, England who buys and sells race horses. Finally, the panelist put their blindfolds back on and try to guess the identity of the nights 2nd mystery celebrity challenger, Jane Russell.
7.4
51Zsa Zsa Gabor (2)Zsa Zsa Gabor (2) (18 Aug. 1957)
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6.9
52Gene TierneyGene Tierney (25 Aug. 1957)
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7.6