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Earliest Surviving WML Guest Participant -- Who?

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    ymike673

    [1]Feb 8, 2008
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    With the passing of Phil Rizzuto (who was the MG on the first episode of WML) last year I was wondering who the earliest surviving WML participant would now be. I believe its actress Joan Alexander. While better known as a regular panelist on "The Name's The Same" Jane made one appearance as a WML guest panelist on ep. #65, Aug. 26, 1951. Sadly this episode does not exist. Joan will turn 90 this April.

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    StanSitwell

    [7]Feb 8, 2008
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    Risë Stevens is still alive. She was the mystery guest on episode #17 September 27, 1950.

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    astorino

    [8]Feb 8, 2008
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    Yes, I think Risë Stevens must be the winner!

    In addition to Joan Alexander Stanton, another early participant was Margaret O'Brien, who was a Mystery Guest on the lost-to-history EPISODE #39 of 2-25-51. According to IMDb, she's still alive.

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    ymike673

    [9]Feb 8, 2008
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    I guess I stand corrected. But Joan is still the earlist WML panelist still living.
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    StanSitwell

    [11]Feb 9, 2008
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    Coleen Gray is still alive, according to Wiki. She was the guest panelist on episode #64 on August 19, 1951
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    ymike673

    [13]Feb 10, 2008
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    StanSitwell wrote:
    Coleen Gray is still alive, according to Wiki. She was the guest panelist on episode #64 on August 19, 1951

    That's kind of funny. I was off by one episode with Joan. Well I guess we now know who the 2 earlieist surviving guest panelists are.

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