What's My Line?

Season 15 Episode 42


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jun 14, 1964 on CBS
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Game 1: Mrs. Florence Latham - "Drives Garbage Truck" (self-employed; Florence and her husband own and operate the Latham Sanitation Company; from Deep River, CT)

Game 2: Carl F. Ehrenberg - "Sells Babies' Cribs" (salaried; he works for the Port-a-Crib Company; the crib is 40" x 30" and he said it had four uses as follows: a crib, a playpen, a car bed, and a bassinet; from St. Louis, MO)

Game 3: Gina Lollobrigida (b. 7/4/1927) (as Mystery Guest)

Game 4: Danny Ferguson - "Professional Soccer Player" (salaried; he is a member of The International Soccer League; from Edinburgh, Scotland; John said that he is currently a fullback but has played many positions on the soccer field; this is not his first trip to America, he told John he was also here four years ago; he had not yet visited the 1964 N.Y. World's Fair but John urged him to attend; his soccer team, named the "Heart of Midlothian Football Club" played in a tournament today on Randall's Island, New York and defeated the Brazilian team named "Bahia of Brazil") . .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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      • WELCOME HOME STEVERINO!!! As John always put it, anytime that former regular panelist Steve Allen was on the panel, it was "old home week." The panel must have been inspired by their old pal as they wound up going a nice 3 for 4 this evening. Unfortunately, things didn't start off well, as the panel was completely stumped by the female garbage collector from Connecticut. However, in the second game, Dorothy correctly guessed that the contestant in that game was a baby crib salesman. Dolly Mae also correctly guessed that the mystery guest was Italian beauty Gina Lollobrigida. Gina was in town not only to promote the film "Strange Bedfellows," but also to visit the 1964 New York World's Fair, where she left an indelible impression by putting her handprints in cement. Interestingly, she really didn't look like she enjoyed herself during her game. Also, after she shook hands with the panel, she hurried off the stage. In the final game, Steve celebrated his homecoming by guessing that Danny Ferguson from Edinburgh, Scotland was a professional soccer player. His club, the Heart of Midlothian F.C., was in town to play in the annual soccer tournament that was held in New York for foreign teams. That was definitely a great way to celebrate Steve's return. - Sargebri (2006)

        GOODSON-TODMAN SHOWS: As Arlene mentioned when she introduced Steve, Steve would be taking over as host on Goodson-Todman's other panel show, "I've Got a Secret," replacing Garry Moore, who decided to retire from show business. However, Garry would return to television a couple of years later when he resumed hosting a revival of his popular variety show. Unfortunately, the revival only lasted one season. In 1969, Garry would return as a panel moderator, but not on IGAS. He would take over hosting duties on the syndicated version of another Goodson-Todman show, "To Tell the Truth." Also, during the final two seasons of WML, Steve would be splitting time between his hosting duties on IGAS as well as appearing frequently on WML as a guest panelist. - Sargebri (2006)

        SOCCER: It was ironic that GSN reran this episode in June of 2006 because the final contestant on the show was a soccer player and the 2006 World Cup Soccer Tournament had just started a week earlier. - Sargebri (2006)

      • (1) "LIVE" WATCH: This is the 13th known live telecast of "WML?" to have the word "live" edited out of the intro on the kinescope copy.
        (2) During the introductions, Steve Allen mentioned Dorothy as a star on radio, although her "Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick" radio show ended the previous year. Details on the program's demise can be found in the notes to EPISODE #656 of March 24, 1963.
        (3) Ironically, given Gina Lollobrigida's mystery guest appearance tonight, which coincided with Steve Allen's guest panelist appearance this evening, it should be noted that on her prior mystery guest spot on the now-lost experimental color EPISODE #225 of September 19, 1954, Mr. Allen made his final appearance as a regular panelist.
        (4) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: Dan F. Smith has returned to his associate director's post, while Gene Ulrich is once again handling the lighting director job. - W-B (2006)

      • On Tuesday night, June 16, 1964, Dorothy Kilgallen and Bennett Cerf will appear on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) 1957-1996 quiz show "Front Page Challenge." The episode was broadcast "almost live" from Toronto, Canada, and exists on kinescope. In this quiz/interview show, famous Canadian journalists try to guess what news story the guest hidden from them is associated with. After they have identified the hidden guest and story, the panel then interviews the guest about the news article. Goodson-Todman did not have a hand in the making of this quiz show. "Front Page Challenge" is very different from "What's My Line?" It's more like "I've Got A Secret" with the secret always pertaining to a news event. The four panelists take turns narrowing down the event by asking such questions as, "Did it happen within the last ten years?" Guest panelist Bennett Cerf asked Dorothy about her hairdresser. Bennett says women are asking him about Dorothy's hair at his lectures. Then, Bennett reminds Dorothy that the WML regulars haven't had any feuds during the 14 years it's been on the air. Game panelist Pierre Berton asks Dorothy Kilgallen if Barry Goldwater, then running for president of the U.S., could get support from any of the six New York City newspapers. Of course, both Bennett and Dorothy wrote syndicated newspaper columns. Goldwater was a Republican senator from Arizona. Dorothy was also asked about her famous father Jimmy Kilgallen and other topics. - Jan Simonson (2004)

      • Bennett got the final laugh! All evening, John Daly seemed to be the one who got the laughs, which Steve Allen wryly noted. But in the final closing moments, Bennett said he had a plan! Bennett told John, "You take out the soccer player, and I'll take out Gina." The audience roared! - Suzanne (2004)

      • Gina Lollobrigida promoted her film, "Strange Bedfellows," in which she co-starred with Rock Hudson and Gig Young. The film won't be released until 1965. After her game, Gina walked off the stage slowly. Was she limping? She was not very talkative tonight. - Suzanne (2004)

      • This must have been "bad pun night" as they were flying fast and furious. Steve Allen, as always, was his usual witty self. Steve was a permanent regular WML panelist from 1953 to 1954. In addition, after Martin Gabel, Robert Q. Lewis, Tony Randall and Phyllis Newman, Steve is probably the next most-frequent guest panelist over the years. It was announced that Steve will soon be taking over the hosting duties on Goodson-Todman's other successful panel game, "I've Got a Secret." He is replacing Garry Moore, who decided to take some time off from show business after hosting IGAS from 1952 to 1964. Steve will host IGAS from 1964 to 1967. Also, Gina Lollobrigida seems not to be having a great time. Her game ends and she departs. She acts as if she is not having fun. - Sargebri (2004)

      • Panel: Arlene Francis, Steve Allen, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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