What's My Line?

Season 3 Episode 45


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 06, 1952 on CBS
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Game 1: "Plays Half of Vaudeville Horse" (a male)

Game 2: "Bagel Baker" (a male)

Game 3: Dane Clark (2/26/1912 - 9/11/1998) (as Mystery Guest)

 Game 4: "Deep Sea Diver" (a male)

I have supplied the contestant data from Gil Fates' handwritten show logs which do not include the names of the regular contestants. - Suzanne (2008) . .moreless

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    John Daly

    John Daly

    Moderator (1950-1967)

    Arlene Francis

    Arlene Francis

    Regular Panelist (1950-1967)

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Regular Panelist (1950-1965)

    Hal Block

    Hal Block

    Regular Panelist (1950-1953)

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      • MEN'S NIGHT: On tonight's episode, by happenstance, all of the games contain male contestants, including the mystery guest round. Even the guest panelist is a male. This is rare for "WML?," unlike the several (unofficial) "Ladies' Night" episodes in which all the contestants are female. - Suzanne (2008)

      • (1) GUEST PANELIST: This long-lost episode marked the first of two guest panelist appearances by "Mr. Dorothy Kilgallen," frequently known as actor and Broadway producer Richard "Dick" Kollmar. His second guest panelist appearance, on EPISODE #348 of February 3, 1957, survives on kinescope today. He also made three memorable mystery guest appearances on EPISODE #285 of November 20, 1955, EPISODE #544 of December 25, 1960 and EPISODE #751 of February 14, 1965. Fortunately, all of his mystery guest spots are still in existence. Mr. Kollmar's last two appearances were as part of a mystery guest group which also consisted of the spouses of the other "WML?" panelists. Over the years, Mr. Kollmar made a total of five "WML?" appearances.
        (2) MYSTERY GUEST: Veteran actor Dane Clark makes his only "WML?" appearance in an episode which, like the vast majority of 1950-1952 episodes, sadly no longer exists. Later in 1952, Mr. Clark went to England to film "The Gambler and the Lady," in which he starred as "Jim Forster." The previous year, 1951, he starred as the leading man in a Western titled "Fort Defiance" and his co-stars included a young Peter Graves and Iron Eyes Cody. Peter Graves would gain fame as IMF leader "Jim Phelps" on "Mission: Impossible" beginning in 1967 and continuing to its cancellation in 1973, as well as the ill-fated 1988-1989 revival; that show, at the point he joined, replaced "Candid Camera" and "WML?" in the Sunday 10:00 PM time slot. Iron Eyes Cody became famous in the 1970's for his teary-eyed appearance in the now-classic "Keep America Beautiful" public-service announcement which ended with the words, "People start pollution - people can stop it." - W-B (2008)

      • Coincidentally, Dick Kollmar also filled in for Bennett Cerf on the panel on EPISODE #348 of February 3, 1957. On that later show, Arlene's husband, Martin Gabel, made one of his 112 total guest panelist appearances. It was the only time that the regular female panelists and their husbands were on the panel in one show. - W-B (2008)

      • Per Gil Fates' handwritten logs, no kinescope of this episode exists. It was destroyed by CBS before Gil Fates noticed the destruction policy in 1952 and began saving the kinescopes. Only about 10 episodes exist from February 1950 to July 1952. - Suzanne (2004)

        Richard "Dick" Kollmar is married to Dorothy Kilgallen. - Suzanne (2003)

        Richard Kollmar (12/31/1910 - 1/7/1971)

        Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Dick Kollmar, Arlene Francis, Hal Block. Bennett Cerf had the night off. - Suzanne (2008)

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