What's My Line?

Season 11 Episode 28


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Mar 13, 1960 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: The only lowlight for this episode was the fact that Dorothy was still in Los Angeles covering the Finch trial. However, she was ably subbed for tonight by future "Golden Girl" Betty White. Also joining the panel this evening was John's former crony Richard Boone. As for the games themselves, the panel did wind up having a good night after a slow start. In the first game, they were totally stumped by Elizabeth Taylor's secretary. He had accompanied Taylor to New York while she was filming "Butterfield 8." However, they were on somewhat of an extended break while the actor's strike was going on. The panel was more successful in the second game as Bennett correctly figured out that the young girl from Chicago was an exterminator. The highlight of the night, though, had to be the mystery guest round with Arthur and Kathryn Murray. It looked as though the Murrays were going to stump the panel, and they had one more question to go when Arlene wound up figuring out who they were and coyly asked them "if it took two to tango?" to which they gave an affirmative answer. However, the real highlight came when Arthur removed his "mask" and lifted off his toupee. The couple also delighted the panel by doing a brief waltz as they left the stage. Unfortunately, there was no time for the panel to say good night, so John said it for them. - Sargebri (2005)

      ELIZABETH TAYLOR: As was mentioned in the first game, Elizabeth Taylor was making the 1960 film "Butterfield 8." The film was about a call girl who was trying to go straight, but "La Liz" hated the role and hated making the movie. Of course, the only reason she took this role was because she had essentially been blacklisted due to her scandalous love affair and subsequent marriage to Eddie Fisher, who had walked out on "America's Sweetheart" Debbie Reynolds to be with Liz. Ironically, Liz wound up winning the Best Actress Oscar for the role. However, the reason she got it was not because of a great performance, but because many of the voters felt sorry for her because she contracted a case of pneumonia and nearly died. In fact, it was so serious that Liz had to have an emergency tracheotomy. Nevertheless, she still wound up winning the first of her two Oscars even though she hated the role. - Sargebri (2005)

      THE FRONT PAGE: John Daly mentions having previously appeared in a television production of "The Front Page" with guest panelist Richard Boone. John said he looked at the kinescopes of the production five years later, and was unimpressed by his performance. John was referencing the 1949-1950 television series that both he and Boone starred in, which was loosely based on the 1931 play of the same name. One can't help but wonder if, like the WML? kinescopes currently being shown on GSN, kinescopes of John's old performance survive to this day stored in some old film storage area somewhere. - Garrison Skunk (2005)