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Margaret Truman (Daniel), (1924-2008), RIP

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    Linneman

    [1]Feb 1, 2008
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    Margaret Truman has died. Mrs. Daniel was multifaceted - a presidents daughter who was also a singer, actress,and (most recently) a prolific mystery writer.

    She was twice Mystery Guest - first on January 25, 1953, and served as a panelist four or five times in the mid-1950's. She was a guest panelist on March 21st 1954 and was (from fallible memory) the earliest guest panelist still living. Phyllis Cerf, until her death last year, held that distinction. I think Betty White (guest panelist June 19th 1956) now has that record.

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    ymike673

    [2]Feb 4, 2008
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    I believe Jayne Meadows was a guest panelist in 1954 so she would be currently the oldest living WML panelist.

    Edited on 02/04/2008 11:11am
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    Linneman

    [3]Feb 4, 2008
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    From inmdb Jayne Meadows appears to have been a mystery guest in 1954; she apparently was not a guest panelist until December 21, 1958.

    And I think I asked earliest guest panelist, not oldest. (Jayne is 87) I'm far too lazy to look up the date of birth for all the panelists. (Although Betty just had a birthday - she's a mere child of 85)

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    ymike673

    [4]Feb 8, 2008
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    As it turns out neither Margaret Trumen or Jayne Meadows were the earlist living WML guest panelists. Actress Joan Alexander, better known for being a panelist on "The Names The Same" made one appearance as a guest panelist on WML episode #65, Aug.26,1951. Sadly her episode no longer exists. She is still with us, Joan will turn 90 this April.
    Edited on 02/08/2008 5:09am
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