What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 14


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Dec 04, 1966 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: This was a good night for the panel as they went a solid 2 for 3 on the evening. In the first game, the panel was blindfolded due to the fact that the first contestant was one of the guards at the Tower of London, who are better known as the Royal Beefeaters, who was wearing the very familiar uniform of his position. However, once the question was asked if his attire could be associated with a particular occupation in Britain, it was only a matter of time before Bennett made the identification. In the second game, the panel was totally stumped by the frog hunter from Florida. However, in the mystery guest round, guest panelist Pia Lindstrom correctly identified Angela Lansbury. Indeed, it was very appropriate that Pia made the identification, because Angela made her film debut working alongside Pia's mother, legendary actress Ingrid Bergman. As for what Angela was promoting, it was twofold. The first thing she promoted was the smash hit musical "Mame." In fact, Bennett asked her to sing the first line of the ever classic song and when the lyrics got to the word "Mame," Bennett joined in singing with her. Second, and most important, Angela made a very important plea to the public to donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Society. That definitely was a nice way to close the evening's proceedings. - Sargebri (2008)

      ANGELA LANSBURY: As John had mentioned in his post game chat with Angela Lansbury, she had been nominated three times for an Academy Award without a win. However, her record of futility with that award is blown out of the water by her futility with Oscar's little sister, Emmy. Angela was nominated a record 12 times for her role of "Jessica Fletcher" in the classic 1984 to 1996 mystery series "Murder She Wrote." However, she has won four Tony Awards for her work on the Broadway stage. In fact, her first Tony was for her work in "Mame." Also, when the play was made into a motion picture, Angela was passed over in favor of Lucille Ball, who holds the record for WML mystery guest appearances by a female. Maybe it was a good omen that Angela was not in the film, because the film version has been called one of the "worst motion pictures of all time" in the book of the same name. - Sargebri (2008)

      NEXT CANDIDATE!!! Add Pia Lindstrom to the list of ladies who came in to try to replace Dorothy Kilgallen. Pia asked several good questions and was very successful in guessing Angela Lansbury. She probably would have made a good addition to the CBS panel. Unfortunately, the fact that she lived and worked on the West Coast at the time of her CBS WML appearances probably prevented her from being seriously considered for permanent duty on the panel. A couple of years hence, Miss Lindstrom also appeared on the panel of the color syndicated version of WML in the thirteenth week of the 1968-1969 season. Ironically, after she moved to New York in 1971, she never made any appearances of any kind on WML. - Sargebri & W-B (2008)

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