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What's My Line? was a weekly panel game show produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. The premiere episode debuted on Thursday February 2, 1950 at 8:00 PM EST and aired on alternating weeks. On Wednesday April 12, 1950, the broadcasting was changed to alternate Wednesday evenings at 9:00 PM EST. On Sunday October 1, 1950, CBS permanently moved the quiz show to Sunday at 10:30 PM EST, finally airing weekly. The series ran for eighteen seasons, ending on September 3, 1967. It is the longest-running game show in the history of prime time network television. A game show is a radio or television program involving members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ... Mark Goodson (January 14, 1915-December 18, 1992) was an American television producer born in Sacramento, California. ... Bill Todman (July 31, 1916-July 29, 1979) was an American television producer born in New York City. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ...


Hosts and panelists

The show was hosted by veteran radio and television newsman John Daly, whose full birth name was John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly. Panelist Bennett Cerf referred to him as John Charles Daly, his professional name at the start of his CBS News career in Washington. (As writer Joe Persico noted in his 1988 biography of Edward R. Murrow, Daly shortened it at the request of CBS Vice President Ed Klauber, but the JCD name has lingered among some listeners and viewers.) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edward Roscoe Murrow, born Egbert Roscoe Murrow, (April 24, 1908 - April 27, 1965) was an American journalist, whose radio news broadcasts during World War II were eagerly followed by millions of radio listeners. ...

Four panelists appeared on each program. The panelists on the initial episode were former New Jersey governor Harold G. Hoffman, psychiatrist Dr. Richard Hoffmann, columnist Dorothy Kilgallen and poet Louis Untermeyer. In later weeks, actress Arlene Francis replaced Governor Hoffman, comedy writer Hal Block replaced Dr. Hoffmann and Random House publisher Bennett Cerf replaced Untermeyer. Cerf, Kilgallen and Francis would remain regular panelists through most of the show's run. Humorist Steve Allen joined the panel when Block left the show in 1953. State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (acting) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... Harold Giles Hoffman (February 7, 1896–June 4, 1954) was an American politician who was the Republican Governor of New Jersey from 1935 to 1938. ... Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that studies and treats mental and emotional disorders (see mental illness). ... A columnist is a journalist who produces a specific form of writing for publication called a column. Columns appear in newspapers, magazines and the Internet. ... Dorothy Mae Kilgallen (July 3, 1913 - November 8, 1965) was an American actress, socialite, reporter and television presenter. ... Poets are authors of poems. ... Louis Untermeyer (1885 - 1977) was a United States author, writer and editor. ... Arlene Francis was born Arlene Francis Kazanjian on October 20th, 1907 in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Random House is a publishing division of Bertelsmann AG. It was founded in 1927 by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, two years after they had acquired the Modern Library imprint. ... Bennett Cerf photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1932 Bennett Alfred Cerf (May 25, 1898 - August 27, 1971) was a publisher and founder of Random House, also known for his own compilations of jokes and puns, for regular personal appearances lecturing across the United States, and for his television appearances in... Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 - October 30, 2000) was a musician, comedian and writer, who was instrumental in innovating the concept of the television talk show. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...

In 1954 Steve Allen left and Fred Allen filled the fourth seat on the panel, until his 1956 death. The series lost another panelist when Dorothy Kilgallen died in 1965. After both Fred Allen's and Dorothy Kilgallen's deaths, their spots were not permanently filled. The chairs were left open for rotating guest panelists until the end of the show's run. 1954 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Fred Allen (May 31, 1894 - March 17, 1956) was a United States comedian best known for his witty, pointed radio programs of the 1930s and 1940s, including a comic feud with comedian Jack Benny. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...

Eamonn Andrews, host of the British version of What's My Line? , Clifton Fadiman and Bennett Cerf all filled in as host on the four occasions when Daly could not appear during the show's seventeen and one-half years on the air. Several celebrities were rotated in as guest panelists on nights when regulars were absent, and after the aforementioned deaths of Fred Allen in 1956 and Dorothy Kilgallen in 1965. Notable guest panelists include Woody Allen, Johnny Carson, Ernie Kovacs, Robert Q. Lewis, Groucho Marx, Joey Bishop and Tony Randall. The single most-frequent guest panelist was the husband of Arlene Francis, Martin Gabel, who appeared 112 times. Eamonn Andrews (1922-1987) was a Irish born television presenter in the United Kingdom. ... Clifton Fadiman (1902-1999) was a noted intellectual, author, and radio personality. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Woody Allen (born December 1, 1935), is one of the leading American filmmakers. ... Johnny Carson John William Johnny Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American actor, comedian and writer best known for his iconic status as the host of The Tonight Show from 1962 until 1992. ... Ernie Kovacs (1919-1962) Ernie Kovacs (January 23, 1919 - January 13, 1962) was a creative and innovative entertainer from the early days of television. ... Robert Q. Lewis (April 5, 1921-December 11, 1991) is best known for his involvement with a number of game shows in the 1950s, serving as host, guest host, panelist, guest panelist, and even as a mystery guest (on the classic panel show Whats My Line?). Lewis distinctive horn... Groucho Marx poses for an NBC promotional photograph Julius Henry Marx, known as Groucho Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977), was an American comedian, working both with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and on his own. ... Joey Bishop (born Joseph Abraham Gottlieb on February 3, 1918 in The Bronx, New York, USA) is an American actor. ... Tony Randall (February 26, 1920 - May 17, 2004) was an American actor. ...

Game play

Standard rounds

Each episode of What's My Line? featured two standard contestant rounds, sometimes more if time permitted, and one mystery guest round. A round was essentially a guessing game in which the panel tried to identify the occupation of a contestant. The contestant would enter and his/her occupation flashed on monitors for the studio audience and television viewers to see. One panelist would begin by asking the contestant a yes-or-no question about his/her occupation. If the panelist received a "yes" answer, s/he could pose another question. If the panelist received a "no," the privilege of questioning passed to the next panelist. Questioning continued in rotation until the occupation was deduced or until the panel received its tenth "no" answer. At the end of the game the contestant won $5 for every "no" answer, thus $50 for stumping the panel. A guessing game is a game in which the object is to guess some kind of information, such as a word, a phrase, a title, or the location of an object. ...

Panelists had the option of passing instead of asking a question. The panel could also request a group conference in which the four members had from ten to thirty seconds to openly discuss ideas about the occupation or possible lines of questioning. John Daly set the conference time limit each time one was requested. Panels quickly adopted some basic binary search strategies and used initial questions to determine whether the contestant was salaried or self-employed, whether s/he dealt in a product or service, and whether the contestant's organization was profit-making or non-profit. In later seasons, the answers to one or more of these points of inquiry were provided before questioning began. Because only "no" answers were counted, panelists would often phrase their questions so that a "yes" answer would be more probable: "Is it something other than hair?" In computer science, binary search is a search algorithm for searching a set of sorted data for a particular value. ...

The host acted as a moderator, cueing the panelists on their turns and flipping over cards that represented the contestant's score. The host also assisted contestants with questions and preventing them from giving misleading answers.

Mystery guest rounds

Celebrity "mystery guests" appeared as challengers on What's My Line? in addition to the standard contestants. In a mystery guest round the panelists were blindfolded and asked questions in order to identify the famous person. Questioning was conducted in the same way as standard rounds except that panelists could only ask one question at a time before passing control to the next panelist. Mystery guests would try to conceal their identities by disguising their voices, much to the amusement of the studio audience. A celebrity is a person who is widely recognized in a society. ... A blindfold is a strip of cloth used to cover the eyes, rendering the user effectively (but temporarily) blind. ...

Style of the show

What's My Line? is remembered as a celebration of urbanity and good manners in television. The host and male panelists always wore black tie while female panelists donned formal gowns and gloves. At the beginning of a round, John Daly would invite the next contestant to "enter and sign in, please." The contestant would write his/her name on a small slate attached to the wall, and Daly would introduce the contestant to the panel – the male panelists standing to shake hands and the female panelists remaining seated, naturally. If the contestant was female, Daly asked if she should be addressed as "Miss" or "Mrs." Young, attractive female contestants usually elicited whistles from the studio audience. Roger Moore as James Bond in his trademark dinner jacket. ...

During the game the polite, well-spoken Daly would generally address the panelists as "Mr. Cerf" or "Miss Francis." Despite his responsibility to keep things moving, Daly was not above trading bon mots with the panelists during the game. Occasionally a panelist would pose a problematic question leading to an equivocal answer. Daly would step in to clarify matters, but his delightful penchant for long-winded overanalysis tended to leave the panelist more confused than before.

While ostensibly a game show, What's My Line? was really more an opportunity to interview celebrities and people with interesting occupations. The guessing game had an air of formality and adherence to rules, but Daly was clearly on the contestants' side and wanted them to win as much money as possible. If the occupation was guessed early, Daly would often "flip the cards" and give the contestant the full $50 anyway. Mystery guests were paid $500 as an appearance fee, whether they won or lost the game. This was in addition to the maximum $50 game winnings, which they sometimes donated to charity. Guest panelists were paid $750 as an appearance fee. The regular panelists were under contract and were paid "much more" stated executive producer Gil Fates in his 1978 What's My Line? book.

Alternate versions

A weekly American CBS radio version of What's My Line? was produced from May 1952 until July 1953. The regular panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis and Hal Block, along with host John Daly, premiered the radio version of their show on Tuesday May 20, 1952, while still performing the Sunday telecast. The debut mystery guest, in her only What's My Line? appearance, was Marlene Dietrich. Marlon Brando made his only What's My Line? appearance on the radio program that aired on December 3, 1952. The radio show continued through the "Hal Block era" into the "Steve Allen era" while once moving its broadcast to Wednesday. The finale was broadcast on July 1, 1953. 1952 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1952 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Marie Magdalene Marlene Dietrich (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German actress and singer. ... Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1948 Marlon Brando, Jr. ... 1952 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...

A British version of What's My Line? ran from 1951 to 1962 on BBC and was briefly revived in 1973. It was revived again by ITV during the 1980s. Eamonn Andrews was the host for the original British series. In the U.K., his position was called the "chairman." Panelists included Elizabeth Allan, Lady Isobel Barnett, Jerry Desmonde, Gilbert Harding, Barbara Kelly, Marghanita Laski and David Nixon. Hosts of the revived series included Penelope Keith and Angela Rippon. 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... This article is about the British television network. ... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Eamonn Andrews (1922-1987) was a Irish born television presenter in the United Kingdom. ... Elizabeth Allan, who usually goes by the name Liz Allan (commonly misspelled, even in the published comics themselves, as Liz Allen), is a fictional comic book character in the Marvel Comics universe, part of the supporting cast of Spider-Man (Peter Parker). ... Lady Isobel Barnett (June 30, 1918 - October 20, 1980) was a British radio and television personality, popular during the 1950s and 1960s. ... David Nixon (December 31, 1929 - December 1, 1978), was a British magician and television personality. ... Penelope Keith, OBE, (born April 2, 1940) is a British actress, best known for her appearances in the BBC television sitcoms To the Manor Born and The Good Life. ... Angela Rippon (born October 12, British television journalist. ...

An American syndicated five-day-a-week version of What's My Line? ran from 1968 to 1975, with gameplay largely identical to the classic CBS version. Wally Bruner was the original host, and was succeeded by Larry Blyden in 1972. Arlene Francis and comedian Soupy Sales were the regular panelists; Bennett Cerf continued to make frequent appearances until his death in 1971. Other panelists included Alan Alda, Bert Convy, Elaine Joyce, Ruta Lee, Meredith MacRae, Gene Rayburn, Gene Shalit and Dana Valery. Contestants now frequently demonstrated their skill or product during their segment (often with the help of the panelists, often with hilarious results). Also, a new "Who's Who" feature was played on occassion; four audience members stood on stage, and it was the panelists' job to match their careers with the contestants. The audience member team split $25 for each celebrity that failed to correctly match their careers, with $100 possible. In the entertainment and news industries, syndication is a method of making content available to a range of outlets simultaneously. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Larry Blyden was born as Ivan Lawrence Blieden in Houston, Texas on June 23rd, 1925. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Arlene Francis was born Arlene Francis Kazanjian on October 20th, 1907 in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Soupy Sales (born Milton Supman, January 8, 1926, in Franklinton, North Carolina) is an American comedian and actor best known for his daily noontime childrens television show. ... Bennett Cerf photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1932 Bennett Alfred Cerf (May 25, 1898 - August 27, 1971) was a publisher and founder of Random House, also known for his own compilations of jokes and puns, for regular personal appearances lecturing across the United States, and for his television appearances in... Alan Alda as Benjamin Franklin Hawkeye Pierce Alan Alda (born January 28, 1936 as Alphonso Joseph DAbruzzo) is an American actor, writer, director and sometime political activist. ... Bernard Whalen (Bert) Convy (July 23, 1933 – July 15, 1991) was an American game show host, actor and singer. ... Gene Rayburn, born Eugene Rubessa (December 22, 1917-November 29, 1999), was an American radio and television personality. ...

Beginning in November 2004 and continuing into 2005, Jim Newman & J. Keith van Straaten have produced one-hour live stage versions of the show at the Acme Theater in Los Angeles, California, titled "What's My Line? - Live On Stage." Griffith Observatory and the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. ...

"Live on Stage" panelists have included Wil Wheaton, Ann Magnuson, Troy McClain, Danny Goldman, Andy Zax, Alison Arngrim, Annabelle Gurwitch, Barry Saltzman, Gary Anthony Williams, Marcia Wallace, Patt Morrison, Jimmy Pardo, Paul Goebel, Greg Proops, Kate Linder, Lee Meriwether, Carlos Alazraqui, Rick Overton, Nancy Pimental, Charles Phoenix, David L. Lander, April Winchell, Cathy Ladman, Marty Ingels, Debra Wilson, EG Daily, Lisa Jane Persky, Elaine Hendrix, Nicole Sullivan and Matt Walsh. Wil Wheaton (2001) Richard William (Wil) Wheaton III (born July 29, 1972 in Burbank, California) is a former child actor, now a writer and father. ... Categories: Stub ... Alison Arngrim is a former child star from the television series Little House on the Prairie. ... Marcia Wallace (born November 1, 1942) is an actress from Creston, Iowa. ... Greg Proops Greg Proops (born October 3, 1959, in Phoenix, AZ) is an American actor and stand-up comedian, and enjoys immense popularity overseas as a comic and improviser. ... Lee Meriwether (born 27 May 1935) is an actress and the 1955 Miss America. ... Carlos Alazraqui is an American actor and voice actor. ... Rick Overton is an American writer, actor, and comedian. ... Nancy Marie Pimental is one of the writers of South Park and the movie The Sweetest Thing. ... David Landau (born June 22, 1947), better known as David Lander, is an American actor, comedian, composer, musician, and baseball scout. ... Marty Ingels was best known as the voice of many cartoon characters with his scratchy, unique voice. ... Debra Wilson was born on the 26th of April in South Ozone Park, Queens, New York. ... Elaine Hendrix Katherine Elaine Hendrix (born December 28, 1970, in Tennessee) is an actress. ... Categories: Actor stubs | 1970 births | U.S. comedians ... Matt Walsh born 13 October 1964 in Darien, Illinois is a comedian and actor. ...

"Live on Stage" mystery guests have included Rose Marie, Jose Canseco, Stephen Bishop, Nanette Fabray, Mr. Blackwell, Ed Begley, Jr., Lindsay Wagner, Kathy Kinney, Rip Taylor, Drew Carey, Bruno Kirby, Lisa Loeb, Alan Thicke and Jill Kollmar, daughter of Dorothy Kilgallen and Dick Kollmar. Rose Marie (born August 15, 1923) is an actress who had a career as a child star under the name Baby Rose Marie but is best known for her adult role as Sally Rogers in the The Dick Van Dyke Show. ... José Canseco Capas, Jr. ... Nanette Fabray (October 27, 1920) appeared in Caesars Hour, One Day At A Time, and Coach, among others, and is a winner of three Emmies. ... Mr. ... Edward James Begley, Jr. ... Lindsay Wagner, is an American actress, born June 22, 1949 in Los Angeles, California. ... Drew Carey Drew Alison Carey (born May 23, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an actor and comedian famous for his black-rimmed glasses. ... Lisa Loeb on the cover of her album Cake and Pie Lisa Anne Loeb (born 11 March 1968 in Bethesda, Maryland, United States) is a singer-songwriter. ... Alan Willis Jeffrey (March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canadian actor and songwriter. ...

Show trivia

  • The show popularized the phrase "Is it bigger than a breadbox?" A slight variation of this question was first posed by Steve Allen on January 18, 1953, during his 1953 to 1954 tenure as a regular panelist. Over several subsequent episodes, he refined his famous breadbox question. Soon, other panelists were asking this question as well, and continued to do so until the end of the series. It became such a running gag that over the years, the producers booked contestants who made breadboxes and designed breadboxes. One humorous moment came in 1963 when a contestant from England was asked the famous question. He seriously replied, "Oh, I'm English. What's a breadbox?"
  • The final mystery guest in the original version was John Daly himself. Daly alternated between a falsetto "guest" voice and his standard moderator voice, fooling the panel for a significant number of questions. The gimmick had been devised years earlier as a backup plan in case the scheduled mystery guest didn't show up. That event never occurred, despite a few close calls, so Daly decided to use the trick for the final episode.
  • Over the years, What's My Line? sponsors included: Jules Montenier, Inc. products (Stopette Deodorant, Poof!, Finesse Flowing Creme Shampoo), Helene Curtis, Remington Rand, Florida Citrus, Kellogg's Cereals, Allstate Insurance, Mutual of Omaha Insurance, Sunbeam, Contac, Dentu-Creme, Py-Co-Pay, Polaroid Land Cameras, Aprege Perfume, Standard Brands, Geritol, Universal Electrical Appliances, Crest Toothpaste, Bayer Aspirin, Glade by Johnson Wax, Cue Toothpaste with Fluoraction, Supp-hose Stockings, Bufferin by Bristol-Myers, Rose Lotion Vel Liquid Dish Soap, Norelco Speedshaver, Ford Motor Vehicles (Falcon, Mustang, Thunderbird), Champion Spark Plugs, Fleischmann's Margarine, Corning - maker of Centura and Pyrex, Ben-Gay Penetrating Heat Lotion, Phillips Milk of Magnesia Tablets, Diet Delight Low Calorie Canned Fruit, Texaco Gasoline, Bravo Floor Wax by Johnson Wax, Kem-Glo Enamel by Sherwin Williams Paint, Westinghouse, Kleenex Designer Paper Towels by Kimberly-Clark, Polident Denture Tablets, Pet'm daily liquid vitamin food supplement for pets, Nytol Sleep Aid Tablets, Pledge Furniture Polish by Johnson Wax, Prell Shampoo Concentrate, Tegrin skin cream for psoriasis, Cope pain reliever for women's headaches, Institute of Life Insurance, Crisco Oil, The (Telephone Book) Yellow Pages, Jif Peanut Butter, Maxwell House Coffee, Pronto Push-Button Foam Floor Cleaner from Johnson Wax, Shell No-Pest Strips, Coca-Cola, An electric knife from the Hamilton Beach division of Scovill, Duncan Hines Cake Mix and Post Honeycomb Cereal.
  • The name of the closing theme song used on the show from 1950 to 1967 is called "Rollercoaster" and was composed by Louis F. Busch & Milton DeLugg in 1949.

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External links

  • Complete Episode Guide for What's My Line? at TV Tome (http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-5501/Whats_My_Line/)
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  • Discussion Forum for What's My Line? at TV Tome (http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowForumThread/showid-5501/)
  • Yahoo Groups Discussion Forum for What's My Line? (http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/whatsmylineoncbs/)
  • The Internet Movie Database for the classic 1950-1967 What's My Line? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042168/)
  • The Internet Movie Database for the syndicated 1968-1975 What's My Line? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133323/)
  • The Internet Movie Database for the UK 1951-1962 What's My Line? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335777/)
  • UK Gameshows What's My Line? site (http://www.ukgameshows.com/index.php/What%27s_My_Line%3F)
  • UK Whirligig What's My Line? site (http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/adults/quiz/whatsmyline.htm)
  • "What's My Line? - Live On Stage" in Los Angeles, CA site (http://www.jkeith.net)



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