What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 42

EPISODE #866

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jun 18, 1967 on CBS

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    • F. Lee Bailey had a sort of connection to former WML panelist, columnist and reporter Dorothy Kilgallen. Bailey was the defense attorney representing Dr. Sam Sheppard in his 1954 murder trial. Sheppard was found guilty of murder, but it was Dolly Mae that supplied new evidence that helped to secure Sheppard his second trial in 1966 (after Dorothy had died) which allowed his murder conviction to be overturned. Dorothy had had a chance meeting with Bailey, and gave him an affidavit that Judge Blythin told her during the first Sheppard trial that it was an open and shut case. When Dorothy asked the judge why, he replied, "Well, he is guilty as hell. There is no question about it." More info on the guide to EPISODE #236. - Sargebri (2005)

      F. Lee Bailey also was the defense attorney of accused mass murderer Richard Speck, who was convicted for the rapes and murders of eight student nurses in 1966. Years later, Bailey would defend heiress Patty Hearst during her trial for bank robbery. Hearst comes from a family that also has a Kilgallen connection, due to Dorothy's long tenure as an employee of a Hearst-owned newspaper, the NY Journal American. However, the most famous, or infamous, trial Bailey probably was associated with was the 1994 to 1995 trial of former football great O.J. Simpson. Bailey was part of the so-called "dream team" of lawyers that included Johnnie Cochran, Jr. and Allen Dershowitz, which managed to get Simpson acquitted of the 1994 murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. - Sargebri (2005)

      The "line" or occupation seen most frequently on WML was "Lady Barber." It seems absurd today that this was such a novel profession for a woman, however, from 6/21/50 (show #10) through 6/18/67 (show #866), Bob Bach and Ann Kaminsky found 13 women in this profession who would "Sign in, please." Bennett was never happier and never had his hair cut more frequently! - WML Fan (2004)

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