What's My Line?

Season 14 Episode 5


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Sep 30, 1962 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: After the previous week's good performance, the panel put in a stinker of a performance this particular evening. In the first game, Bennett correctly guessed that the first mystery guest was composer and president of Lincoln Center, William Schuman. Unfortunately, it was after Arlene got the final "no" answer. Martin did get close when he guessed that Mr. Schuman was the manager of the center. However, because Martin didn't say "president," he got a "no." In the second game, the panel was totally stumped by the female wine steward. Of course, in those days, there were so few women holding that position that the panel shouldn't have been faulted for not guessing her line. Their luck improved in the mystery guest round when Dorothy correctly identified Gordon and Sheila MacRae, who had the audience in stitches with their Svengali act. Gordon and Sheila were on the show to promote their then current engagement at the Empire Room at the Waldorf. In the final game, Bennett was closing in on what the young hot dog vendor at Yankee Stadium did, but the time ran out and the teenager won the full prize by default. Perhaps the next week would be a better one for the panel. - Sargebri (2006)

      THE MACRAES: During the post game chat after the mystery guest round, John brought up the MacRae's children. Of course, two of their daughters, Meredith MacRae and Heather MacRae, would later achieve successful careers in show business. Meredith would go on to play the role of "Billie Jo Bradley" in the hit rural comedy "Petticoat Junction." She also would later become a semi-regular panelist on the syndicated version of WML. Interestingly, she is perhaps the first second-generation WML panelist, due to the fact that her parents both appeared on the classic CBS panel at different times during the show's long run. The irony is that Gordon and Sheila never appeared on the CBS panel together. - Sargebri (2006)

      KILGALLEN WATCH!!! Once again Dorothy seemed to be in control, but at various times her voice did seem somewhat thick and slurry. In only a few more months, she will return to the LeRoy Sanitarium to begin withdrawal from her alcohol and barbiturate addictions. - Sargebri (2006)