What's My Line?

Season 10 Episode 16


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Dec 21, 1958 on CBS
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Game 1: Captain DeRief A. Greene (b. 7/2/1929) - "Commanding Officer of Nike Missile Base" (salaried; African-American; handsome; soft-spoken; Captain Greene works for the United States Army Air Defense Command and commands the Nike missile base in Washington, D.C.; his missile battery is currently comprised of the Nike Ajax Missile but is now in the process of converting to the second-generation member of the Nike family, the Nike Hercules Missile; the Nike Hercules was test-fired last week and it can travel at 2,000 mph and hit a target 14 miles up; Capt. Greene has been in the U.S. Army for 7 years and was previously a paratrooper during the Korean war, where he was awarded a Bronze Star; from Maryland, city not named)

Game 2: Miss Margarette Hines - "Makes Kilts" (self-employed; she owns the Blue Brown Shop in North Hampton, Massachusetts; from both North Hampton, MA & Centerville, MA which is located on Cape Cod; she evidently produced high quality work because some of her items can be seen for sale in 2005 in online auctions and vintage clothing web sites)

Game 3: Jayne Meadows (9/27/1919 - 4/26/2015) (as Mystery Guest) She was initially dressed in a beard and padded Santa Claus suit, but took it off during her game, revealing a gown and huge rhinestone necklace which was commented upon.

Game 4: William Cruttenden (or William Cruttendon) - "Town Crier" (salaried; the guest wrote "Bill" on the sign-in board, but John told him not to sign in because they were short on time; the surnames seen here are the most common spellings of his name; after his game, he gives a sample of his town call, where his job has been continually held since the year 1205 for an amazing 753 years; from Hastings, England, which is on the southern coast of England)


Who was the Episode MVP ?

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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