What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 13


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Nov 26, 1961 on CBS



  • Notes

    • Tonight's guest panelist was Darren McGavin. He did a decent job and asked some fairly good questions. Five years later in 1966, he and Arlene would work together in the Broadway play "Dinner at Eight." In one of the most fun episodes of WML, seven of Arlene's co-stars in that play (but not McGavin) were the mystery guests for the evening, surprising Arlene. However, Darren's biggest claim to fame was playing the role of cynical reporter "Carl Kolchak" in two of the highest-rated made-for-television movies in history: the 1971 horror film "The Night Stalker" and its sequel "The Night Strangler." In fact, the movies were such hits that it helped spawn the short-lived series "Kolchak, the Night Stalker," which premiered, appropriately enough, on Friday, September 13, 1974. The show's blend of comedy and horror helped to make it a critical success. Unfortunately for that series, another show that premiered that night would go on to become one of the biggest hits of the 1970's, "The Rockford Files".- Sargebri