What's My Line? (TV Series 1950–1967)

Season 9


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1Buster Keaton (2)Buster Keaton (2) (1 Sep. 1957)
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7.7
2Ernie Kovacs & Doris DayErnie Kovacs & Doris Day (8 Sep. 1957)
TV's favorite father, Robert Young, is the guest panelist tonight, substituting for Ernie Kovacs, who's in Hollywood - maybe. Mr. Young joins the show's regulars, Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen and Bennett Cerf. Host John Daly asks the panel to don their masks, on the off chance that they can determine the occupation of the first guest by their apparel. As it happens, the first guest is the show's panelist, Ernie Kovacs. The panel tries to draw a bead until Dorothy Kilgallen asks the mystery guest if he is acquainted with anyone on the panel. Mr. Kovacs goes over ...
7.6
3Erle Stanley Gardner & George SandersErle Stanley Gardner & George Sanders (15 Sep. 1957)
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7.6
4Patti PagePatti Page (22 Sep. 1957)
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8.0
5Henry J. Kaiser & Julie LondonHenry J. Kaiser & Julie London (29 Sep. 1957)
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7.4
6Danny ThomasDanny Thomas (6 Oct. 1957)
Danny Thomas is the weeks mystery guest while Ernie Kovacs is a guest panelist. Arlene Francis, Ernie Kovacs, Dorothy Kilgallen and Bennett Cerf begin the show by guessing the line of occupation of a man from London, Englan who's a member of the British Parliament, who was identified by Bennett. Next up, is a woman from Los Angeles who's a stunt woman who was eventually identified by Arlene. Then, the panelists try to identify the weeks celebrity mystery challenger Danny Thomas. While Danny gave the panel some trouble, he was eventual identified by Bennett Cerf. ...
7.8
7Elsa Maxwell & Pat O'BrienElsa Maxwell & Pat O'Brien (13 Oct. 1957)
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7.6
8Irene Dunne (2)Irene Dunne (2) (20 Oct. 1957)
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7.4
9Spring ByingtonSpring Byington (27 Oct. 1957)
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7.2
10Jack LemmonJack Lemmon (3 Nov. 1957)
Jack Lemmon drops in as the weeks mystery guest, Ernie Kovacs is a panelist. Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Ernie Kovacs, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf begin the show by trying to guess the line of a man who signs the board as Mr. X who designs and constructs Broadway spectacular electric signs who's name, Douglas Leigh is very well known to the panelists. The challenger was never identified. Next up, a woman from Las Vegas who issues marriage licenses and just recently issued one to Bing Crosby and Kathryn Grant. Next is the nights celebrity mystery challenger Jack ...
7.3
11Gale StormGale Storm (10 Nov. 1957)
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8.0
12Eva Gabor (2)Eva Gabor (2) (17 Nov. 1957)
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7.7
13Margaret O'Brien (2)Margaret O'Brien (2) (24 Nov. 1957)
Todays very special guest is Margaret O'Brien.
8.2
14Errol FlynnErrol Flynn (1 Dec. 1957)
Less than 2 years prior to his death, the famous and infamous screen legend Errol Flynn appears on 'What's My Line?' for the second time in the same year. The first time was as a panelist in May of 57', and the second time as the Mystery Guest in December of the same year.
8.0
15Phyllis Cerf (Wife of Panelist Bennett Cerf) & Joan CrawfordPhyllis Cerf (Wife of Panelist Bennett Cerf) & Joan Crawford (8 Dec. 1957)
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2.8
16Sophie TuckerSophie Tucker (15 Dec. 1957)
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7.5
17Cyril RitchardCyril Ritchard (22 Dec. 1957)
Robert Preston, just three days after his sensational opening of the Broadway smash, "The Music Man" appears tonight as a guest panelist. He joins regulars Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen and Bennett Cerf. The first contestant is Navy Lieutenant, John Tuck, Jr., who commanded the South Pole Base. Robert Preston almost immediately identifies Lt. Tuck, but defers to the other panelists to guess his rank, and nobody guessed correctly. Lt. Tuck is involved in with geophysical research that was conducted in the South Pole. But the panel were fascinated with Lt. Tuck's ...
7.6
18Jolie Gabor & Anthony PerkinsJolie Gabor & Anthony Perkins (29 Dec. 1957)
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6.8
19Pat BoonePat Boone (5 Jan. 1958)
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6.3
20Duke Snider & Robert CummingsDuke Snider & Robert Cummings (12 Jan. 1958)
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7.8
21Ralph Bellamy (2)Ralph Bellamy (2) (19 Jan. 1958)
Ricardo Montalban joins the panel which includes Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen and Bennett Cerf to try and guess the lines of an Alaskan man who's the governor of Alaska, a Pennsylvania woman who's a bee keeper. Finally, the four panelists try to identify the weeks mystery celebrity guest Ralph Bellamy.
7.5
22Abbe Lane & Xavier CugatAbbe Lane & Xavier Cugat (26 Jan. 1958)
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7.6
23Congressman James Roosevelt & Patrice MunselCongressman James Roosevelt & Patrice Munsel (2 Feb. 1958)
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7.6
24Phil Silvers (2)Phil Silvers (2) (9 Feb. 1958)
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7.4
25Milton Berle (2)Milton Berle (2) (16 Feb. 1958)
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7.9
26Judy Holliday (2)Judy Holliday (2) (23 Feb. 1958)
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8.0
27Lena Horne (2)Lena Horne (2) (2 Mar. 1958)
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8.0
28Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller & Jack PaarJerry Leiber and Mike Stoller & Jack Paar (9 Mar. 1958)
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7.9
29Sir Hubert Wilkins & Mary Healy and Peter Lind HayesSir Hubert Wilkins & Mary Healy and Peter Lind Hayes (16 Mar. 1958)
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8.1
30Anita EkbergAnita Ekberg (23 Mar. 1958)
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7.4
31Hope Lange & Don MurrayHope Lange & Don Murray (30 Mar. 1958)
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7.3
32John Perona & Greer GarsonJohn Perona & Greer Garson (6 Apr. 1958)
Todays guests are Orson Welles, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.
8.0
33Bob HopeBob Hope (13 Apr. 1958)
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7.1
34Jane PowellJane Powell (20 Apr. 1958)
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7.6
35Gracie Fields (2)Gracie Fields (2) (27 Apr. 1958)
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7.1
36Tennessee Ernie FordTennessee Ernie Ford (4 May 1958)
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7.7
37Miyoshi UmekiMiyoshi Umeki (11 May 1958)
The panel tries to guess the occupations of a man who raises fleas for the U. S. Department of Agriculture, A murder mystery authoress (Lee Thayer), and a man who broadcasts the New York Yankee baseball games in Spanish, as well as the identity of Miyoshi Umeki.
6.6
38Steve Allen (2)Steve Allen (2) (18 May 1958)
The panel tries to guess the occupations of woman who demonstrates vibrating mattresses in store windows, a Russian born woman who is head of the Women's Israeli Army, a husky man who is a ballet dancer, as well as the identity of Steve Allen (who spoke in a voice that sounded like Minnie Mouse).
7.7
39Olivia de HavillandOlivia de Havilland (25 May 1958)
The panel tries to guess the occupations of a Mrs. X (Van Cliburn's mother) who is a piano teacher, a woman who owns a company manufacturing bullet-proof vests, and a man who makes mink lined golf tees, as well as the identity of Olivia de Havilland.
7.6
40Betty Hutton (2)Betty Hutton (2) (1 Jun. 1958)
The panel tries to guess the occupations of a female lawyer (somewhat rare in 1958), a man who operates a skirt blowing machine at an amusement park (as women walked over the grate a puff of air would blow their skirts up revealing their underwear), and a female crocodile hunter, as well as the identity of Betty Hutton.
7.8
41Fred Astaire (2)Fred Astaire (2) (8 Jun. 1958)
The panel tries to guess the occupations of a female uniformed doorman for a restaurant, a man who teaches horse betting to gamblers, and a wig fitter for the Metropolitan Opera, as well as the identity of Fred Astaire.
8.0
42Bob CrosbyBob Crosby (15 Jun. 1958)
The panel tries to guess the occupations of a whale trainer at Marine Land of California, bill collector, and one-man band, as well as the identity of Bob Crosby.
7.8
43Andy GriffithAndy Griffith (22 Jun. 1958)
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7.4
44Sophia LorenSophia Loren (29 Jun. 1958)
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7.6
45Benny Goodman (2)Benny Goodman (2) (6 Jul. 1958)
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7.8
46Dorothy Lamour (2)Dorothy Lamour (2) (13 Jul. 1958)
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8.0
47Kathryn GraysonKathryn Grayson (20 Jul. 1958)
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7.8
48Esther Williams (2)Esther Williams (2) (27 Jul. 1958)
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7.6
49Van CliburnVan Cliburn (3 Aug. 1958)
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6.7
50Althea GibsonAlthea Gibson (10 Aug. 1958)
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7.0
51Steve Lawrence and Eydie GorméSteve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé (17 Aug. 1958)
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7.3
52Dick PowellDick Powell (24 Aug. 1958)
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7.4
53Polly BergenPolly Bergen (31 Aug. 1958)
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7.1