What's My Line?

Season 15 Episode 41


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Jun 07, 1964 on CBS



  • Notes

    • CONGRATULATIONS ARLENE!!! The previous week, Arlene and Bennett celebrated the graduations of their respective sons from Deerfield Academy. However, prior to tonight's broadcast, Arlene was honored with an honorary doctorate in humanities from American International University. As for the games themselves, the panel went a respectable 2 for 3 this evening. In the first game, the panel was blindfolded so that they would avoid identifying Hollywood gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, who sang each of her answers to the tune of the "Blue Danube Waltz" as well as answering in French. However, Sheilah was eventually identified by "Doctor" Francis. Prior to Arlene's identification, it looked as if Dorothy realized that the guest was Sheila, but the questioning didn't get back to Dorothy. Sheilah was on the show to promote her book "The Rest of the Story." In the second game, the panel wasn't quite as lucky, as they never did guess that the contestant rented graduation gowns. John joked that it never crossed the panel's collective minds that it was graduation season. Also, they never asked if the product could be worn. Perhaps if they had done that, they would have been able to guess the product and, eventually, his line. The panel did have much better luck in the mystery guest round as Dolly Mae correctly identified the first lady of American theater, Helen Hayes. Miss Hayes was on the show to promote the play "The White House"" in which she essentially played several First Ladies. She also discussed her admiration for Abigail Adams. That definitely put a nice closing touch on a very nice night. - Sargebri (2006)

      HELEN HAYES: During the questioning of Helen Hayes, Bennett asked if she was ever in motion pictures. At John's urging, she answered "yes," even though she was more known for her work on the stage. In fact, she had won an Academy Award in 1932 for her role as an unwed mother in "The Sin of Madelon Claudet." However, it would be another 38 years before she would win another Oscar. In 1971, she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as a little old lady with a penchant for stowing away on airliners in the original film "Airport." - Sargebri (2006)