What's My Line?

Season 16 Episode 34


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Apr 25, 1965 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • GOOF: John made a rare mistake on the show. Johnny Olson had announced that this show was sponsored by The Ford Motor Company. After the introductions, John said, "We will be right back after a word from Kellogg's!" Instead of a commercial for Kellogg's, a commercial for Ford was shown. After the commercial break, John said that the sponsor was "Kelly-Ford." - ymike673 (2006)

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • (1) "LIVE" WATCH: This is the 47th known surviving "WML?" kinescope of a live broadcast in which the word "live" was taken out of the intro.
      (2) DOUBLE TRIBUTE: GSN skipped this episode on January 1, 2007 to air two episodes of the syndicated color version of "WML?" as tributes to former President Gerald R. Ford who died on December 26, 2006, and "The Godfather of Soul," James Brown, who died on December 25, 2006. Both episodes were hosted by Wally Bruner. The first episode shown had Mr. Ford, then the House Minority Leader, as the mystery guest. This show was from Week #48 of the syndicated series, taped on August 28, 1969, and the panel consisted of Gene Rayburn, Brenda Vaccaro, Joanna Barnes and Bennett Cerf, back in his old anchor position from "classic CBS" days. Interestingly, while John Charles Daly was always known as the "panel moderator," Mr. Cerf introduced Mr. Bruner as the "emcee." The second show, from Week #21, recorded November 19, 1968 and with Mr. Brown as mystery guest, featured on the panel Soupy Sales, Phyllis Newman, Gawn Granger and Arlene Francis. This latter show was produced by Bruno Zirato who apparently was filling in that week for longtime "WML?" producer Gil Fates. - W-B (2007)

    • SHE'S BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!! After missing the previous three episodes, Dolly Mae returns with her arm is in a sling from her shoulder injury. However, she doesn't miss a beat as she opens several doors while questioning the female horse exerciser. Arlene then uses these clues to guess her occupation. This particular night must have been "ladies night" as all of the contestants were women, including mystery guest Barbra Streisand. Babs was on the show to promote her forthcoming special "My Name is Barbra." Her use of Italian nearly throws the panel off, but Arlene recognizes her voice and correctly guesses her. During the questioning, she is asked if she is famous for her work in motion pictures, to which she answers "no." Of course, this is three years before she made her motion picture debut (for which she would share the Best Actress Oscar with Katherine Hepburn) in the 1968 film "Funny Girl." She would win an Emmy for "My Name is Barbara." In fact, Babs would go on to win not only an Oscar and an Emmy, but also several Grammies as well as a special Tony award. This makes her one of two actresses (including Rita Moreno) to win all four major show business awards. - Sargebri (2004)

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      See screenshots of both of Barbra's WML appearances on Matt Howe's page:


      Tidbits: Bennett announced that this is National Library Week. - Suzanne (2004)

    • Barbra Streisand looked very chic tonight in a low-cut scoop neck thin-strap sleeveless dress. She attempts to disguise her voice by speaking Italian, however, she still sounds too much like herself. It doesn't take the panel too long to pinpoint her identity. She promoted her first television special, 1965's highly acclaimed "My Name Is Barbra." Mr. Daly said it will be broadcast on CBS on Wednesday from 9-10 PM. There wasn't too much post-game conversation. Mr. Daly tells us that Barbra had a birthday yesterday on April 24th, and that she is now 23 years old. This is Barbra's second and final appearance on WML. - Suzanne (2004)

    • WELCOME BACK DOROTHY! Our girl is finally back! Her arm is supported in a sling fashioned from two thin white fabric strips with two knots near her arm. - Suzanne (2004)

    • Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Tony Randall, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

  • Allusions

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