What's My Line?

Season 1 Episode 1

EPISODE #1

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Feb 02, 1950 on CBS
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EPISODE #1
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FIRST EPISODE WITH JOHN DALY AS MODERATOR, AND DOROTHY KILGALLEN AND LOUIS UNTERMEYER AS REGULAR PANELISTS.

Game 1: Miss Pat Finch (b. 12/12/1926) - "Hat Check Girl" (salaried; from Sherman Billingsley's Stork Club; from Manhattan, New York)

Game 2: Arthur Feinberg - "Diaper Service Executive" (salaried; he is a salesman for the Cascade Diaper Service; from Brooklyn, New York)

Game 3: Dr. Seymour Kolodny (4/17/1916 - 4/1992) - "Veterinarian" (self-employed; S. W. Kolodny, DVM, works primarily with household cats and dogs; his veterinary office is in Greenwich Village, from Forest Hills, New York)

Game 4: Phil Rizzuto (9/25/1917 - 8/13/2007) (as Mystery Guest, and his game was played last) His winnings were donated to the Heart Fund; he stated that he lives in New Jersey.

Seventeen and one-half years later, the first 3 regular contestants also make an appearance on the final What's My Line? episode on September 3, 1967. Clips from this first episode are aired.

EPISODES TO WATCH: These are the nine early episodes from 1950 to 1952 which are still in existence and will be aired on GSN: EPISODE #1, EPISODE #2, EPISODE #3, EPISODE #5, EPISODE #20, EPISODE #31, EPISODE #40, EPISODE #42, EPISODE #96. Then, from EPISODE #112 until the end of the series, EPISODE #876, only 16 more episodes are lost to history.

All 876 individual "What's My Line?" episode synopses (and the guides for the 25 preempted weeks) have been written by Suzanne Astorino.
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John Daly

John Daly

Moderator (1950-1967)

Dorothy Kilgallen

Dorothy Kilgallen

Regular Panelist (1950-1965)

Louis Untermeyer

Louis Untermeyer

Regular Panelist (1950-1951)

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