What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 39


Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 27, 1962 on CBS
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Game 1: Jim Hickman & Bob Goldner - "Navy Pilots (First to Find Astronaut Carpenter)" (both are salaried; James Hickman, USN was from Dallas, Texas, and Robert Goldner, USN was from New Jersey. They piloted the Lockheed P2V-7 "Neptune" aircraft in the search and rescue of Astronaut Lt. Cmdr. Scott Carpenter after his Mercury spacecraft overshot its landing area on May 24, 1962. They were the first to spot his "Aurora 7" Project Mercury capsule in the ocean.)

Game 2: Mrs. Betty Bruce - "African Safari Guide" (self-employed; she operates the safari with her husband; the safari is not for hunting, but for sight-seeing and photography in Kenya and Tanganyika; from Owens Mills, MD)

Game 3: Shirley Booth (8/30/1898 - 10/16/1992) (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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      • GSN did not air this episode on March 4, 2006. Instead, GSN aired an episode of the Allen Ludden hosted nighttime "Password" from March 13, 1962 (black & white) with celebrity panelists Carol Burnett and Darren McGavin, shown as a tribute to McGavin who had died on February 25, 2006. The "Password" airing was preceded by a 1973 Steve Allen hosted syndicated color episode of "I've Got a Secret" with Don Knotts as guest, as a tribute to Knotts who had died on February 24, 2006. The "IGAS" panel consisted of Jayne Meadows, Henry Morgan, Anita Gillette and Richard Dawson. The "IGAS" episode preempted "Beat the Clock" which ran on GSN prior to "WML?" However, GSN aired "WML?" EPISODE #616 on March 7, 2006, so no other episodes were skipped for their Academy Awards tribute which aired at varying times on March 5, 2006 and March 6, 2006. - W-B

      • Although friendly with each other now, Dorothy Kilgallen and Johnny Carson would feud in the future. The Kilgallen-Carson Feud started in 1965 when Johnny told a joke about birth control on the Tonight Show and Dorothy rebuked him on a front-page article in the NY Journal-American. Here is what Snopes.com (the Urban Legends Reference) says about it: "Due to the enormous sustained popularity of the Tonight Show, everything that Johnny Carson said was scrutinized and reported on, especially when his show was based in New York. A 1965 joke by Carson that he had "done more for birth control than Enovid" (a brand of birth control pills) drew a front-page criticism from newspaper columnist Dorothy Kilgallen." - Andrew Mark Baker

      • During the introductions, Johnny Carson stated that Dorothy was the "arithmetic teacher of Billy Sol Estes." This was a reference to the Texas con-man and swindler who manipulated cotton allotments, agricultural subsidies, and mortgages on thousands of nonexistent fertilizer tanks. He was also involved in a conspiracy to commit the June 3, 1961 murder of federal inspector Henry Marshall. Estes' crimes implicated high government officials, including Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. Billy Sol Estes was convicted of his crimes and served time in prison. - Suzanne

      • John Daly mentioned that he had been a Naval Reserve Officer.

      • John Daly mentioned that he attended his preparatory school, Tilton School, for 7 years. Tilton School is located in Tilton, New Hampshire, and is still in operation. - Suzanne
        More here: http://www.tiltonschool.org/

      • Washington, D.C. Inaugural Gala: The only occasion on which Dorothy Kilgallen criticized Johnny Carson on the front page of her newspaper involved his performance at the inaugural gala for President Lyndon Johnson. It was not televised. You can read this New York Journal American front page of January 19, 1965 at libraries in New York City, Washington, D.C. (Library of Congress) and Austin, Texas (University of Texas). - Jan Simonson

      • Panel: Arlene Francis, Johnny Carson, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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