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What's My Line?

Season 11 Episode 35


Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 01, 1960 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Miss Gloria Bale (b. 1942 or 1943) - "Trapeze Artist" (salaried; she is currently performing with the Ringling Bros Circus at Madison Square Garden; at age 17, she is already performing her act all alone on the high trapeze; originally from London, England; currently living in the United States)

Game 2: Mr. Chic Gaylord (Charles Gaylord) - "Makes Holsters for Guns" (self-employed; his nickname is pronounced Chick; his firm specializes in concealment and fast draw holsters; from New York, NY)

Game 3: Laurence Harvey (10/1/1928 - 11/25/1973) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless

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    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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      • REVIEW: After the previous week's near perfecto, the panel had a pretty rough night. In fact, if it weren't for guest panelist Jean-Pierre Aumont winning one game for the panel, the panel would have had a different kind of perfecto, one they probably wouldn't have wanted. In the first game, the panel was absolutely stumped by the 17 year old trapeze artist from the U.S. via England who was working for Ringling Brothers Circus. John explained that one reason for this stumping was the fact that when the circus is in town, a performer is usually chosen as a contestant for WML within the first few days of the circus engagement. This booking practice would give the panel a good chance of guessing that the contestant was a circus performer. However, this time, the WML producers decided to wait a couple of weeks before booking a circus member, so that the circus would be the farthest thing from the minds of the panel members. Tonight, this alternate strategy definitely paid off. In the second game, Arlene correctly guessed that the contestant made gun holsters, but the panel still lost this game. Unfortunately, her correct identification was made after she had received a "no" on the final question, because when she asked if he made holsters, she asked her question the "wrong way" and wound up getting the dreaded "no." In the mystery guest round, Jean-Pierre Aumont saved the night for the panel as he correctly identified former guest panelist Laurence Harvey, who had the audience rolling with his phony French accent as well as what could be considered a fairly decent James Stewart impression. Harvey was on the show to promote his latest 1960 picture "Expresso Bongo." He also briefly explained that he wasn't born in England, but in Lithuania. He also explained that he moved to South Africa when he was a boy, which was also where John Daly was originally from. Finally, Harvey said that he moved to England in 1946. Harvey's humorous appearance helped to ease the pain of the panel's poor night. - Sargebri (2005)

        ROCK ON: As was mentioned earlier, Laurence Harvey was on the show tonight to promote his latest film "Expresso Bongo." The film featured him as an unscrupulous music promoter who was exploiting a young rock and roll singer played by Cliff Richard. If Richard's name sounds familiar, it is because he was England's biggest rock star of the late 1950's and early 1960's. Richard was described as England's answer to Elvis Presley, only he was cleaner cut than Elvis. However, Richard's popularity never translated to America and it took a nosedive when the Beatles came along and stole all his thunder. However, he later switched his attention to television and hosted a weekly variety show which was notable for the fact that one of the regular performers was a pretty young girl from Australia via England by the name of Olivia Newton-John. Also, Richard eventually became a Born Again Christian and almost gave up his singing career. However, he made a comeback in the 1970's and eventually cracked the American market with a string of pop hits including "Devil Woman, "We Don't Talk Anymore," "Dreamin' and a duet with his former charge Olivia, "Suddenly." - Sargebri (2005)

      • Jean-Pierre Aumont (1/5/1911 - 1/30/2001)

        Panel: Arlene Francis, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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