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What's My Line?

Season 12 Episode 1


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Sep 04, 1960 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Robert Brydon - "Hog Auctioneer" (salaried; he is in America for several weeks to attend the National Barrow Show in Austin, Minnesota; his father and grandfather were also hog auctioneers; for an example of his auctioneering speech, he spoke clearly and slowly, and said that he prides himself on speaking intelligibly so the public will know what he is saying; sweet personality; from Edinburgh, Scotland)

Game 2: Mrs. Margaret O'Neill - "Official Chaperone for Miss America" (salaried; she has been employed by the Miss America Organization for 5 years and accompanies the current reigning Miss America all over the USA and overseas; she said she mostly lives in New York, NY; she made an earlier appearance on "To Tell the Truth" in 1958)

Game 3: Ralph Bellamy (6/17/1904 - 11/29/1991) (as Mystery Guest)

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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)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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      • REVIEW: This was a really great night for the panel as they essentially had a perfect night. In fact, much of their success was due to Bennett and Tony. In the first game, Tony was given credit for correctly guessing that the gentleman from Scotland was in the business of selling hogs, even though Tony didn't specifically say that Brydon was an auctioneer. The guest then delighted the crowd by doing a call and pretended that he had auctioned off Bennett. The second game was somewhat of a rib on Bennett due to the fact that the contestant was the chaperone for the lovely Miss America, and Bennett would soon be a judge at the upcoming Miss America Pageant. However, Bennett recognized her name and he correctly figured out who she was. In the mystery guest round, it was Tony's turn to score a win for the panel as he correctly identified former guest panelist Ralph Bellamy, who tried using Spanish to fool the panel. Ralph was on the show to promote the film version of his classic play "Sunrise at Campobello" in which he played President Franklin Roosevelt. It was also during the post game chat that Bennett poked fun at Ralph by saying he should always "tell the truth," which was a reference to the show that Ralph was a panelist on for several years, "To Tell the Truth." Tony then paid Ralph a great salute when he brought up the fact that Ralph was the current head of the actors union. Ralph seemed a little embarrassed by all the attention, but it still was a great tribute and it capped off a great evening. - Sargebri (2005)

        KILGALLEN WATCH!!! Dorothy sounded as if she had taken a little nip before coming on stage this evening. Her voice was somewhat slurred and slow and her hair looked a little askew. These are just a few indicators of what is to come in the coming months. - Sargebri (2005)

      • MISS AMERICA'S CHAPERONE: Mrs. Margaret O'Neill, tonight's second guest on "What's My Line?" EPISODE #529 of September 4, 1960, had previously appeared on another Goodson-Todman program when she was the featured contestant in the second game of the September 2, 1958 episode of "To Tell the Truth." - Suzanne (2009)

        Ralph Bellamy promoted his soon-to-be-released 1960 film "Sunrise at Campobello" in which he portrayed Franklin Delano Roosevelt. - Suzanne (2003)

        Panel: Arlene Francis, Tony Randall, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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