What's My Line?

Season 6 Episode 39


Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 29, 1955 on CBS



  • Notes

    • At the urging of the panel, the McGuire Sisters broke into song at the end of their appearance, singing the first line of their hit, "Goodnight, Sweetheart." Their version was a cover of the 1954 composition written for The Spaniels by Calvin Carter and James (Pookie) Hudson (lead singer for The Spaniels). The McGuire Sisters' close three-part harmony was in distinct contrast to the earthy rhythm-and-blues style that helped make the Spaniels a premiere doo-op act. - Suzanne (2005)

      The McGuire Sisters are Christine, Dorothy and Phyllis. (They are listed by both their individual names and group name so their appearance will be listed in their respective databases.) - Suzanne (2005)

      Fred Allen had met Elliott Wisbrod before - long before - 17 years ago! If he recognized him, he didn't let on. On the net, there is a listing of vintage radio logs showing an April 6, 1938 radio program of Fred's that featured "Elliott Wisbrod, bullet proof salesman" in an "Amateur Show" episode of "The Fred Allen Show - Town Hall Tonight." The radio show segment summary: "Elliott Wisbrod, of the Armored Police Vest Company, invented the bullet-proof vest in 1926 and has demonstrated it around the country. Fred declines to shoot at Mr. Wisbrod and tells announcer Harry Von Zell to do it."
      Also seen on the net: "Steel armored vests were designed by Elliott Wisbrod in U.S. in late 1920's and early 1930's. President F.D. Roosevelt & Stalin are among those who wore Wisbrod vests." - Suzanne (2005)

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