What's My Line?

Season 10 Episode 33


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Apr 19, 1959 on CBS



  • Notes

    • From the 1979 biography "Kilgallen" by Lee Israel. The events are believed to have occurred in the summer of 1959. - Suzanne (2003) ****** begin quote ****** Hermione Gingold, the English actress and comedienne, appeared regularly on "The Jack Paar Show," which provided her with immediate celebrity, a soupcon of clout, and all the work she could handle in the theater. She toured one summer in a musical review in which she did an attic-rummaging number called "Souvenirs." The high point in "Souvenirs" was Miss Gingold holding up an old photograph of Dorothy (Kilgallen) and framing it with a toilet seat. Dorothy was intrigued when she heard about the routine and asked Ben Bagley to find out what he could about it. He called the producer, who confirmed timorously that Miss Gingold was indeed framing Dolly Mae with a toilet seat Tuesday through Sunday and twice on matinee days. Bagley asked the producer for a reading of the material and repeated it to Dorothy. "She will smart for this," Dorothy said with mock toughness, "the nerve of that woman." Gingold fared no worse than before in VOB (Voice of Broadway). Dorothy had always found her somewhat unattractive as a performer. ****** end quote ****** Van Cliburn (7/12/1934 - 2/27/2013) Panel: Arlene Francis, Van Cliburn, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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