What's My Line?

Season 17 Episode 10

EPISODE #789

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Nov 07, 1965 on CBS

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    • This was quite a decent performance by the panel. They were totally stumped by the first contestant, but they made up for it when Dorothy, with an assist from Bennett, was able to correctly guess that the second contestant sold dynamite. Bennett identified mystery guest Joey Heatherton. After he made his guess, he thanked his son Christopher for enlightening him about her! The time ran out before the panel could guess the final contestant's line, but after the cards were turned over, Dorothy correctly guessed that she was a writer. More on Joey Heatherton: She was among the new breed of American sex symbols that were coming up in the 1960s along with Raquel Welch and Jill St. John. However, Joey grew up in a showbiz family. Her father, Ray Heatherton, was a veteran song and dance man and radio performer. John Daly mentioned him with fondness. Ray was also known as the pitchman for Tropicana orange juice. In the summer of 1975, Joey and her father starred in a variety hour entitled "Joey & Dad." Joey also performed in several Vietnam USO concert tours with Bob Hope. She was promoting the one of those Christmas tours this particular evening. However, after Joey's husband Lance Rentzel was arrested for indecent exposure, her career ground to a halt. She soon became addicted to cocaine and developed an eating disorder that destroyed her good looks. However, Joey's plight isn't as sad as the events that would happen just a few hours after this broadcast. What's My Line?, as well as the panel, would be changed forever with the tragic death of Dorothy Kilgallen. Ironically though, this was not Dolly Mae's last appearance on television. A few days earlier, both she and Arlene taped an appearance on Goodson-Todman's other panel show, To Tell the Truth. They acted as imposters, pretending to be Joan Crawford. The show didn't air until the afternoon of Dorothy's death, thus making TTTT her final television appearance. - Sargebri (2004)

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