What's My Line?

Season 10 Episode 21


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jan 25, 1959 on CBS



  • Notes

    • WHAT A BRINGDOWN!!! After the previous week's excellent performance by Arlene, the panel came crashing down to earth in a big way as they were stumped by every contestant, including the mystery guest! The disaster began in the first game when the panel was totally stumped by the "target" in the husband and wife knife-throwing act. In fact, she made quick work of the panel as they pretty much asked if she were in every form of entertainment except for her particular speciality. The second game was even worse as the panel was so far off the track that John wound up calling the game and flipping the cards on the basis of time. In the mystery guest round, the panel's luck didn't improve one bit as they were stumped by soon-to-be screen legend Paul Newman. Newman was on the show to promote his latest two pictures, the 1958 Tennessee Williams drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," in which he co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor, and the 1958 comedy "Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!" in which he co-starred with his wife, Joanne Woodward. He also promoted his current Broadway play "Sweet Bird of Youth." In the post game chat, it was rather sweet to hear him talk lovingly about his wife, Joanne Woodward, who was home about to give birth in a few weeks. That nice exchange helped Bennett go off on his vacation with a smile, and as a result, the rest of the panel had smiles on their faces as well. This definitely helped ease the pain of a rather disastrous night. - Sargebri (2005)

      PAUL NEWMAN: Years after his appearance on this episode, Paul Newman would become just as well known for his outside interests as well as his long and distinguished acting career. Besides acting, Newman would become a champion race car driver. His interest in the sport began while filming the 1969 auto racing drama "Winning." That interest would also cause him to become part-owner of Newman/Haas Racing with Carl Haas. Newman also became a gourmet food mogul as his Newman's Own brand of salad dressings, salsas, popcorn, spaghetti sauce and more would be sold in grocery stores from coast to coast. The proceeds from the Newman's Own line are used to benefit several charities that are close to Newman's heart, especially the Hole in the Wall camp for terminally ill children. - Sargebri (2005)