What's My Line?

Season 6 Episode 11


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Nov 14, 1954 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Hal Gold (Lt. Harold I. Gold) - "Fireman" next screen "Put out fire at Dorothy Kilgallen's home" (salaried; from New York, NY; he is an officer in the Fire Department of the City of New York and he extinguished a fire at Dorothy's apartment which occurred in the morning on 12/15/1953; Bennett Cerf guessed his line at $35; because the fire happened almost a year earlier than tonight's show, Dorothy did not recognize him, but she praised the work of the FDNY)

Game 2: Mrs. Zana Stanley - "Handles Bad Checks (For District Attorney's Office)" (salaried; from San Antonio, TX; she won the full $50)

Game 3: Elizabeth Taylor (2/27/1932 - 3/23/2011) (as Mystery Guest) Dorothy Kilgallen guessed her identity at $5.

Game 4: Tony Provenzano - "Tests Whistles on Whistling Teakettles" (salaried; he is employed by the Alcoa Aluminum company; from New Kensington, PA; he won the full $50)

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    John Daly

    John Daly

    Moderator (1950-1967)

    Arlene Francis

    Arlene Francis

    Regular Panelist (1950-1967)

    Bennett Cerf

    Bennett Cerf

    Regular Panelist (1951-1967)

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Regular Panelist (1950-1965)

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    • NOTES (4)

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped the remaining cards for the final contestant at five down because time was running short. The panel actually did fairly well with this one, given the tricky nature of the line and the limited amount of time available. As with the past couple of weeks, for the final game of the evening, both the panel walk-by and the free wild guess segments were dispensed with to give the panel more time to play the actual game. agent_0042 (2008)

      • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: The main sponsor this evening is Remington electric shavers.
        (2) "LA LIZ": Future screen legend Elizabeth Taylor makes her only "WML?" appearance tonight, for which her nameplate on the panel moderator's desk is set, as usual, in Title Gothic Condensed No. 11. Of her countless husbands during the 17.5-year CBS run of "WML?," only Mike Todd and Eddie Fisher appeared on the program, with Mr. Todd appearing as both a mystery guest (on EPISODE #350 of February 17, 1957) and guest panelist (on EPISODE #384 of October 13, 1957). Perhaps the most famous of Liz's many husbands, stage and screen actor Richard Burton (to whom she was married twice, from 1964 to 1974 and again from 1975 to 1976), never made any appearances of any kind on "WML?" in either the CBS or syndicated versions -- not even in all the years he was starring on Broadway as "King Arthur" in "Camelot." As for Miss Taylor, besides "The Last Time I Saw Paris," her other 1954 film credits included "Rhapsody," "Elephant Walk," and "Beau Brummell."
        (3) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: The less said about GSN's rabidly rancid "crunching" of the end credits on its June 29, 2008 airing of this episode, the better.
        (4) Following GSN's June 29, 2008 airing of tonight's show, the cable and satellite channel ran the November 14, 1966 edition of "I've Got a Secret," with celebrity guest Arlene Dahl. (The previous episode, from November 7, 1966, with "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter Cronkite as celebrity guest, was skipped.) As was done from time to time, host Steve Allen had the panel of Betsy Palmer, Bill Cullen, Bess Myerson and Henry Morgan give "snappy" introductions for themselves. - W-B (2008)

      • Arlene Francis was quite sure it was Liz Taylor, and was trying to think of Liz's husband, which would confirm her guess. Arlene states, "I'll look silly if I name the wrong one." This is funny in retrospect, in light of Liz's six subsequent marriages. At the time of this episode, Liz was married to husband #2, British actor Michael Wilding, the father of her two sons. - Eric Paddon (2005)

        This episode was last shown on GSN on December 31, 2002. It would have next been aired on February 12, 2005, but GSN skipped it in order to air an Ossie Davis tribute syndicated WML episode. - Suzanne (2005)

        After skipping tonight's show in 2005, GSN aired this episode in regular rotation on June 29, 2008. - W-B (2008)

      • Elizabeth promoted her 1954 movie, "The Last Time I Saw Paris." It was based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald story "Babylon Revisited." She answered her questions in a southern drawl. - Suzanne (2005)

        Tidbits: Elizabeth Taylor is a mere 22 years old. - Suzanne (2005)

        Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

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