What's My Line?

Season 14 Episode 11

EPISODE #638

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Nov 11, 1962 on CBS
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EPISODE #638
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Game 1: Miss Mimmi Paulsen - "Radio Operator On Ship" (salaried; she is a licensed radio operator and works on a cargo ship; from Haugesund, Norway)

Game 2: Mr. Dell Winders - "Porpoise Trainer" (salaried; very tall; he trains 7 porpoises that perform a "porpoise show" at the new Aquarama Aquarium at 3300 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA; the full name of the marine aquarium is Aquarama: Theater of the Sea; Bennett asked if Dell had heard about the white porpoise at the Miami Sea Aquarium; from Philadelphia, PA)

Game 3: Bette Davis (4/5/1908 - 10/6/1989) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    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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      • REVIEW: After two weeks of near stellar performances, the panel came crashing down to earth with a rather poor performance. In the first game, the panel was absolutely stumped by the gorgeous Norwegian radio operator. It later was revealed that she came from the same hometown as Virginia Daly's grandfather. In the second game, the panel again flopped as they were stumped this time by a rather tall porpoise trainer. However, the panel's luck changed for the better in the mystery guest round as the entire panel - in simultaneous group fashion - identified screen legend Bette Davis. Unfortunately, Bette was suffering from a case of laryngitis, which was brought on by her non-stop promoting of the classic psychological thriller "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" Ironically, she suffered from the same condition ten years earlier when she appeared on the show. After the good nights, John announced that old friend Steve Allen would be on the show next week as a guest panelist. Maybe Steverino's presence would help bring in a better performance. - Sargebri

      • As was mentioned during the post game chat, Bette Davis was on the show to promote the classic "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane," in which she co-starred with long time rival Joan Crawford. Many felt that Bette's performance in the film was a shoe-in for a Best Actress Academy Award. However, she was upset by Anne Bancroft who won for her portrayal of "Anne Sullivan" in "The Miracle Worker." However, this would spark another chapter in the Bette Davis/Joan Crawford feud. When Anne won the award, she was appearing on Broadway in the play "Mother Courage" and Joan accepted the Oscar on her behalf. Bette, showing a bit of sour grapes, later spread a rumor than Joan had kept the award and took it on a round-the-world tour. However, the rumor was false and a few weeks later, Joan presented Anne with the statuette during a curtain call after a performance of the play. - Sargebri

      • KILGALLEN WATCH!!! After being seemingly intoxicated the week before, Dorothy was pretty much on an even keel this evening. - Sargebri

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the first challenger at eight down because time was running short. - agent_0042

      • (1) Dorothy unveils a shorter hairstyle effective with tonight's episode.
        (2) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: Ralph Holmes returns again as lighting director. - W-B

      • In spite of her laryngitis, Bette Davis was so graceful. On her way out, she bowed to the audience. - George Balsamo of Montgomery, IL

      • Bette Davis promoted her 1962 film which co-starred Joan Crawford, "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" She also had a terrible case of laryngitis! She noted that she also had a case of laryngitis when she appeared as a mystery guest ten years ago on EPISODE #123 on October 5, 1952. She blamed it all on panel, in a lighthearted way. In reality, she stated that she has just been working too hard. - Suzanne

      • PSA - John Daly performed a Public Service Announcement for "Diabetes Week." He urged the public to get tested, and stated an estimated 1,400,000 people had diabetes. - Suzanne

      • Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Art Linkletter, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

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