What's My Line?

Season 12 Episode 20


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jan 15, 1961 on CBS
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Game 1: William Schnautz - "Makes Top Hats (Made JFK's Inauguration Topper)" (salaried; he works for The Hat Corporation of America, which is a leading hatmaker and includes such lines as Knox Hats, Dobbs Hats and Cavanaugh Hats; John said that several men of political importance will be wearing the guest's hats for the inauguration festivities; other Hat Corp of America lines include Top Hat, Fashion Park, Eagle Shirtmakers, Champ Hats, Thomas Berg and Stylepark Industries; from Westport, Connecticut)

Game 2: Miss Penny Pitou (b. 10/8/1938) (she signed in as "X" to avoid name recognition, and the panel was not blindfolded) - "Runs Ski School (Olympic Ski Star Penny Pitou)" (self-employed; she won 2 silver medals in the Olympics for the events of "giant slalom" and "downhill"; she operates a ski school at Belknap Mountain Recreation Area in Gilford, New Hampshire, a town of 600 people which is near Laconia, New Hampshire; originally from Bayside, Long Island, New York; currently from Gilford, NH)

Game 3: Henry Fonda (5/16/1905 - 8/12/1982) (as Mystery Guest)

Game 4: William E. Bierer - "Sells Vinegar" (salaried; he works for Standard Brands, Inc.; from New York, NY) . .moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

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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