What's My Line? - Season 11

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  • EPISODE #482
    EPISODE #482
    Episode 3
    Game 1: Henry McFarland - "Jail Warden" (salaried; he bears a strong resemblance to Nikita Khrushchev; he works at the Hudson County Jail in New Jersey; from Jersey City, NJ)

    Game 2: Miss Judy Grable (8/21/1925 - 5/9/2008) - "Professional Wrestler" (self-employed; she began her career at age 18 and has been wrestling for 5 years; her professional name was not given; as she exits, Groucho begins to arm wrestle with her; from Miami, Florida)

    Game 3: Claudette Colbert (9/13/1903 - 7/30/1996) (as Mystery Guest)
  • EPISODE #515
    EPISODE #515
    Episode 39

    Game 1: Miss Mary Ann Messieck - "Justice of the Peace" (salaried; she is an elected official of Independence Township; she also writes for and runs a small community newspaper; she also runs a country store; from Mountain Home, Arkansas)

    Game 2: Charles T. Reece - "Inspects Atlas Missiles" (salaried; he works for General Dynamics Corporation; John said that he was also a 1952 Helsinki, Finland Olympic weight lifting team member, but John did not state his weight he is also a published poet and a former actor; born in Knoxville, Tennessee; currently from Eau Gallie, Florida)

    Game 3: Jane Wyman (1/5/1917 - 9/10/2007) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: John W. Mullhan - "Sells Hay" (self-employed; from his office on 42nd street, he sells 500 tons of hay each week to local racetracks in New York state; Bennett told him that he resembles Harry Truman; from The Bronx, NY) . .

  • EPISODE #513
    EPISODE #513
    Episode 37
    Game 1: Mrs. Bonnie Harrington - "Kindergarten Teacher" (salaried; pretty blond; she works at The Drexel School; from Miami Beach, FL)

    Game 2: Edward R. Blind - "Racetrack Starter" (salaried; he is the official starter at Pimlico, Bowie, and Laurel racetracks; from Lutherville, MD)

    Game 3: James Cagney (7/17/1899 - 3/30/1986) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #481
    EPISODE #481
    Episode 2
    Game 1: Branch Rickey (12/20/1881 - 12/9/1965) (Wesley Branch Rickey) - "President of New Continental Baseball League" (salaried; the panel was blindfolded but the regular questioning format was used)

    Game 2: Mrs. Marilyn Picard - "Fingerprint Expert" (salaried; she works for Faurot, Inc., a private organization; originally from Brooklyn, NY; currently from White Plains, NY)

    Game 3: June Allyson (10/7/1917 - 7/8/2006) (as Mystery Guest #2)
  • EPISODE #486
    EPISODE #486
    Episode 7
    Game 1: Edward Karlson - "Whaling Captain" (salaried; John Daly spoke of his own youth in Johannesburg, South Africa, and said that he used to go to Durban in the summertime; in December 1959, Karlson is going to Antarctica; from Durban, South Africa)

    Game 2: Mrs. Edna L. Yates - "Garbage Collector" (self-employed; she owns and operates her own garbage truck and is the head of her own company, The Lake Placid, Florida, Sanitation Company; from Lake Placid, Florida)

    Game 3: Gary Cooper (5/7/1901 - 5/13/1961) (as Mystery Guest)
  • EPISODE #489
    EPISODE #489
    Episode 10
    Game 1: Mr. E. A. F. Holm - "Inspector in Royal Canadian Mounted Police" (salaried; this Canadian Mountie is dressed in full uniform and the panel is blindfolded, but the regular questioning format is used; he is a liaison officer who is stationed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; he donated his game winnings to the international humanitarian organization CARE)

    Game 2: Miss Birute Macezinskas - "Makes Lollipops" (salaried; she works for Barton's Candy Company; originally from Lithuania; currently from Brooklyn, NY)

    Game 3: Joanne Woodward (b. 2/27/1930) & Paul Newman (1/26/1925 - 9/26/2008) (as Mystery Guest Duo, and they sign each other's names)
  • EPISODE #491
    EPISODE #491
    Episode 12

    Game 1: Tom Dooley, M.D. (1/17/1927 - 1/18/1961) - "Doctor / Runs Jungle Hospital in Laos" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded; the regular questioning format is used; as the doctor is signing in, he uses his left arm to support his right arm; John explains that Dr. Dooley came back to the United States for cancer surgery to remove a malignant melanoma on his chest; as the doctor exits, while shaking hands with the panel, he again supports his right arm with his left arm, and this was probably due to decreased strength in his right arm as a result of his August 1959 skin cancer surgery on his chest; John gives Dr. Dooley a donation check to MEDICO, Inc., for $5,000 from the Damon Runyon Fund; the doctor is appreciative and also requests donations from the panel members and the home viewers; Dooley supplies MEDICO's address for the purpose of mailing in charitable contributions; the doctor states that he plans to return to Laos in three weeks; historically, we know that he did return to Indochina, but then was forced to return to the U.S. shortly before his death; sadly, fourteen months after tonight's "WML?" episode, the humanitarian doctor succumbed to his cancer at age 34)

    Game 2: Miss Diana Tessler - "Makes Wigs, Toupees & Hair Pieces" (salaried; left-handed; she works for Hairline, Inc.; from New York, NY)

    Game 3: Walter Brennan (7/25/1894 - 9/21/1974) (as Mystery Guest #2) . .

  • EPISODE #527
    EPISODE #527
    Episode 51
    Game 1: Major Robert M. White (7/6/1924 - 3/17/2010) & Mr. Joseph A. Walker (2/20/1921 - 6/8/1966) - "X-15 Rocket Plane Test Pilots (Set Speed and Altitude Records)" (both salaried; Bob White of the U.S. Air Force set the altitude record when he flew almost 26 miles above the earth; Joseph Walker of NASA set the air speed record of 21,096 MPH on August 4, 1960; both men achieved their records in a North American X-15 aircraft; a revised X-15 is under development and it will have a bigger engine; White is originally from Washington, Pennsylvania; Walker is originally from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Miss Patricia Hewson - "Pizza Pie Tester" (salaried; she works for Appian Way Pizza Company which produces frozen pizzas; from Worcester, MA, which caused John to comment that Worcester was the home of Holy Cross College, and then the panel added that Worcester was also the home of Clark College)

    Game 3: Buddy Hackett (8/31/1924 - 6/30/2003) (as Mystery Guest) Buddy signed in as "Maralyn Monroe" - (Oops, he misspelled Marilyn!)
  • EPISODE #526
    EPISODE #526
    Episode 50

    Game 1: Laurence N. Snyder (8/9/1896 - 9/1982) - "Head Coach U.S. Olympic Track Team (Coach - Ohio State University)" (salaried; he was the Olympic Assistant Coach in 1952 and 1956 and now is the 1960 Olympic Head Coach; John also said that he was the former coach of Jesse Owens; from Upper Arlington, Ohio)

    Game 2: Albert W. Hall (8/2/1934 - 10/9/2008) - "Sells Chicken Feed" (salaried; he wore his Olympics blazer; he works for the Wirthmore Feed and Grain Company in Waltham, Massachusetts; from Southington, CT; see more notes below)

    Game 3: Jesse Owens (9/12/1913 - 3/31/1980) (as Mystery Guest) "Won 4 Gold Medals, Berlin 1936"

    Game 4: Don Bragg (b. 5/15/1935) - "United States Army Private" (salaried, but his occupation overlay screen was never shown, because due to time constraints, Don Bragg did not sign in or play an actual game; John Daly brought him on stage to introduce him, and had the panel make some "free wild guesses" as they used to do in the 1950 to 1955 episodes; John announced that Bragg was on the Olympic pole vaulting squad; see more notes below)
  • EPISODE #517
    EPISODE #517
    Episode 41
    Game 1: Miss Carol Bonnaviant - "Judo Instructor" (salaried; she is a judo teacher at The Judo Institute of New Jersey; she is also a student in school; from West Orange, NJ)

    Game 2: Thomas Hull - "Burns Money" (salaried; he supervises the currency destruction at the New York Federal Reserve Bank and destroys 1.5 million dollars in worn out currency each day; from Lake Ronkonkoma, NY)

    Game 3: Van Johnson (8/25/1916 - 12/12/2008) (as Mystery Guest) Van Johnson's sign-in and the beginning of his segment are missing from this kinescope. . .moreless
  • EPISODE #518
    EPISODE #518
    Episode 42
    Game 1: Miss Jean Ward - "Barmaid in English Pub" (salaried; she is in the United States temporarily while working as a bartender at the 1960 British Exhibition at New York's Coliseum convention center on Columbus Circle in Manhattan; specifically, she is working at The Red Lion Pub which is a bar and restaurant which has been built as a part of the British Exhibition of 1960; at her home in England, she works at the Sir William Pub in her home town of Grindleford, Sheffield, England)

    Game 2: Mr. Len Barron - "Sells Bridal Veils" (salaried; he works for the Edgar Berger Bridal Veil Company in New York and sells brides' wedding veils to department stores and specialty bridal shops all over the United States; it is possible that his firm is related to the current Edward Berger Bridal Veil Company in NY; from New York, NY)

    Game 3: Ingemar Johansson (9/22/1932 - 1/30/2009) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Charles McCoy - "Mosquito Exterminator (Morris County, New Jersey)" (salaried; this is his summer job because he is also a student; from Boonton, NJ ) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #519
    EPISODE #519
    Episode 43

    Game 1: Arthur Mercante - "Beer Salesman" (salaried; he works for The Rheingold Brewery which elects an annual "Miss Rheingold" for use in their newspaper, magazine, billboard and TV advertisements; in addition, last Monday, Mercante referred the Patterson vs. Johansson fight; he is also a Golden Gloves boxing coach and referee, and was a Golden Gloves finalist in 1938; from Queens, NY)

    Game 2: Mr. O.T. Gillett - "Cowboy" (salaried; age 83; John said that he rides fence and partakes in round-ups; in addition, Mr. Gillett has a radio program and is known as The Cowboy Philosopher; from Flagstaff, Arizona)

    Game 3: Elaine May (b. 4/21/1932) & Mike Nichols (11/6/1931 - 11/20/2014) (as Mystery Guest Duo)

    Game 4: Mitch Shapiro - "Puts Sticks in Popsicles" (salaried; he works for the Dunkirk Ice Cream Company and makes 55,000 popsicles per day; from Dunkirk, NY)

  • EPISODE #520
    EPISODE #520
    Episode 44
    IDENTICAL TWINS NIGHT! In honor of the 26th Annual "International Twins Association" Convention, all of the regular contestants are identical twin sets who are dressed alike.

    Game 1: Miss LaVelda Rowe & Miss LaVona Rowe - "News Photographers" (self-employed; they are members of the Iowa Press Photographers Association, and they provide photography services for both television and newspapers; one of the twins had previously photographed Bennett Cerf when he was in Iowa, but he did not recognize her; from Iowa City, IA)

    Game 2: Miss Barbara Harker & Miss Virginia Harker - "Sell Worms" (self-employed; during the summer, they catch and sell earthworms to fishermen; Dorothy asked them where they bought their matching dresses, and when they replied that the dresses were purchased in Salt Lake City, Dorothy replied, "I'll be right out"; from Tooele, Utah)

    Game 3: The Sound of Music (as Mystery Guest Cast)

    Appearing are:

    Lauri Peters (b. 7/2/1943)
    Kathy Dunn (b. 10/3/1946)
    William Snowden (b. 1947)
    Joseph Stewart (b. 1948)
    Marilyn Rogers (b. 1948)
    Mary Susan Locke (b. 1951)
    Evanna Lien (b. 1952)

    Game 4: Dr. Bernard Ross & Dr. Howard Ross - "Dentists" (self-employed; Bernard is from Union, New Jersey; Howard is from Paramus, New Jersey)

    WML will again have a "twins night" on EPISODE #847 on January 29, 1967.
  • EPISODE #521
    EPISODE #521
    Episode 45

    Game 1: Miss Lou Puckett - "Plumber" (salaried; she is a licensed journeyman plumber; from both Conroe, Texas & Cut and Shoot, Texas)

    Game 2: Mrs. Pauline Nesselrodt - "Makes False Tails for Horses" (salaried; she works for C. C. Turner Farms and makes an artificial horse tail called The Humane Tail; from Broadway, Virginia)

    Game 3: Shelley Berman (2/3/1926 - 9/1/1926) (as Mystery Guest) . .

  • EPISODE #522
    EPISODE #522
    Episode 46

    Game 1: Miss Liza Redfield (b. 8/11/1924) - "Conducts Orchestra for Broadway Show 'The Music Man'" (salaried; she is the conductor for Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" and John said she was the only female conductor in a hit Broadway play; from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Arthur Abramson - "Manufactures Sleeping Bags" (salaried; he works for Wilson-Ranger Industries; from Syracuse, NY)

    Game 3: Jerry Lewis (3/16/1926 - 8/20/2017) (as Mystery Guest)

  • EPISODE #523
    EPISODE #523
    Episode 47

    Game 1: William C. Westmoreland (3/26/1914 - 7/18/2005) & John Davidson (5/3/1908 - 1/22/1989) (Major General William Westmoreland & Rear Admiral John Davidson)(as Mystery Guest Duo) - "Superintendents: West Point & Annapolis" (salaried; the panel was blindfolded and both men appeared in full uniform; John said that Wm. Westmoreland was the Army's youngest Major General)

    Game 2: Mrs. Nancy Pomroy - "Lobster Fisherman" (self-employed; last year, she had been elected Miss Sea Goddess of the Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine, but now that she was married and a "Mrs." she would have to relinquish her title; John commented on her cute "down Maine" accent; from South Thomaston, Maine)

    Game 3: Zsa Zsa Gabor (2/6/1917 - 12/18/2016) (as Mystery Guest #2) - As she has done in previous appearances, she signed in as Zsa Zsa Gábor - with an acute accent over the a in her surname.

    Game 4: Mrs. Maureen Napier - "Tour Guide on Sightseeing Boat (New York City)" (salaried; she is a day tour guide on a boat on the Hudson River that circles Manhattan; from Ridgewood, NJ)

  • EPISODE #516
    EPISODE #516
    Episode 40

    Game 1: Mrs. Gladys Carter - "Twists Chewing Tobacco" (salaried; she works for Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company; she twists 1200 tobacco "twists" per day and has been employed by them for 33 years; Gladys is the mother of Don Carter, a professional bowler; from St. Louis, MO)

    Game 2: Mrs. Dorothy Logan - "Gives Out Parking Tickets (N.Y.C. Police Traffic Dep't "Meter Maid")" (salaried; from Brooklyn, NY)

    Game 3: Bobby Darin (5/14/1936 - 12/20/1973) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Jeanne Parr (3/30/1924 - 5/20/2016) - "Television Weather Girl" (salaried; she works for station WNHC in New Haven, Connecticut; from Stamford, CT)

  • EPISODE #497
    EPISODE #497
    Episode 19
    Game 1: Mr. Chan Wu Nam (or possibly Mr. Tchan Woo Nam) - "Superintendent, Korean National Police" (he signed his name in Asian characters, so this is a guess as to possible spellings of his name; salaried; he is in America because he is attending "civil defense and modernization" classes in Battle Creek, Michigan; from Seoul, Korea)

    Game 2: Mrs. Connie Clark - "Monkey Keeper for Research Project" (salaried; she most likely performs research for the University of Wisconsin, since John mentions that she works at a University; from Madison, WI)

    Game 3: George Jessel (4/3/1898 - 5/24/1981) (as Mystery Guest)
  • EPISODE #492
    EPISODE #492
    Episode 13
    Game 1: Mrs. Grace Lake - "Window Washer" (salaried; she works for the Dover Window Cleaning Company and is also a member of the Teamsters Union; from Byram Township, Sussex County, New Jersey)

    Game 2: Robert Sullivan (Robert Jennings Sullivan) - "Grows Christmas Trees" (self-employed; he grows evergreen trees at the Sheerlund Forest Christmas Tree Farm in Sheerland Forest; this business was revived in 2000 and their web site states that they are a family-owned farm that was established in 1901 by George D. Horst and Jabob Nolde, located in a beautiful 500-acre valley near Reading, Pennsylvania; Robert J. Sullivan was a former short-story writer for the Saturday Evening Post; from Berks County, Reading, PA)

    Game 3: Richard Rodgers (6/28/1902 - 12/30/1979) & Oscar Hammerstein II (7/12/1895 - 8/23/1960) (as Mystery Guest Duo)

    Game 4: James Wilfong - "Shoes Horses" (self-employed; from Ann Arbor, Michigan)
  • EPISODE #480
    EPISODE #480
    Episode 1

    Game 1: Mr. I. W. Hardin aka Wayne Hardin (3/23/1926 - 4/11/2017) - "Head Football Coach for U.S. Naval Academy" (salaried; 32 years old; born in Arkansas, currently living in California; John awarded the win to the panel just as he was flipping the final card over at $45 down)

    Game 2: Miss Dorothy M. Fraser - "Sells Submachine Guns, Pistols, Rifles & Shotguns" (salaried; she is the Sales Manager for Harrington and Richardson, Inc., which John described as being one of the country's oldest gun companies; from Worcester, Massachusetts; after Dorothy Kilgallen unilaterally discovered the guest's product, Martin Gabel guessed her exact line at $20 down)

    Game 3: Esther Williams (8/8/1921 - 6/6/2013) (as Mystery Guest) Bennett Cerf guessed her identity at $20 down.

  • EPISODE #483
    EPISODE #483
    Episode 4
    Game 1: Glenn Stoneburner - "Tests Tubas (For Musical Instrument Mfr.)" (salaried; Glenn works for the Conn Company and tests 300 tubas per month; after the game, John Daly spoke of his own youth when he said that he was familiar with the Conn musical instruments company, because he had taken saxophone lessons as a boy while in school, although he admitted that he was not very good on the sax; from Mishawaka, IN)

    Game 2: Mrs. Barbara Morris - "Seal Trainer" (self-employed; tall; she trains a group of water-performing seals known as The Slickers; from Callahan, FL)

    Game 3: Garry Moore (1/31/1915 - 11/28/1993) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Nancy Weis - "Fills Orders For World Series Tickets" (salaried; John explained that hers was a temporary job which was going to last only a few weeks; from Aurora, IL)
  • EPISODE #484
    EPISODE #484
    Episode 5
    Game 1: LCDR M. L. Davison, USN - "Hurricane Hunter (U.S. Navy Flier)" (salaried; Lieutenant Commander Morgan L. Davison flies propeller airplanes into hurricanes for weather research for the U.S. Navy; he pilots the Lockheed Radar Super Constellation airplane, a modified Super Connie equipped with radar; he has been a member of the Early Warning Squadron 4 for over a year; he mentioned Hurricane Gracie and Hurricane Hannah; from Jacksonville, Florida)

    Game 2: Mrs. Carita Mann - "Sells Money Belts" (salaried; she works for the Mark-Tex Products Company; from New York, NY)

    Game 3: George Montgomery (8/29/1916 - 12/12/2000) & Dinah Shore (2/29/1916 - 2/24/1994) (as Mystery Guest Duo) George signed in as "Mr. & Mrs. George Montgomery" while the overlay screen showed their individual names.
  • EPISODE #490
    EPISODE #490
    Episode 11
    Game 1: Mrs. Juanita Kidd Stout (3/7/1919 - 8/21/1998) - "Judge" (salaried; African-American; previously a lawyer, currently a judge; she was at first appointed to fill an unexpired term, and then ran for office the next year and was overwhelmingly elected to her judicial position; she works in the municipal court in the First Court of Record; she donated her game winnings to the United Cerebral Palsy Fund; from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

    Game 2: Robert C. Wishart - "Makes Horse Liniment" (salaried; he works for The Kendall Company in Griswoldville, Massachusetts; they manufacture Kendall's Horse Liniment and also make Kendall's Counter Irritant, which is a major competitor of Absorbine, Jr.; Arlene's story about P.D.F., Pa's Damn Fool, is historically accurate and can be seen on the net under Pa's Darn Fool; from Conway, MA)

    Game 3: Fabian (also known as Fabian Forte) (b. 2/6/1943) (as Mystery Guest)
  • EPISODE #494
    EPISODE #494
    Episode 15
    Game 1: Mrs. Perian Conerly - "Writes Football Column For Newspapers" (salaried; she is the wife of famous football quarterback Charley Conerly who joins her onstage after her game; John announces that Charley Conerly was given the prestigious Jim Thorpe Award today; from Clarksdale, Mississippi; see notes below)

    Game 2: Miss Sandy Tackett - "House Painter" (self-employed; her motto on her business cards is "Have Brush - Will Paint"; from Wellington, Kansas)

    Game 3: Arlene Dahl (b. 8/11/1928) (as Mystery Guest)
  • EPISODE #495
    EPISODE #495
    Episode 17

    Game 1: Gerald Behn (6/17/1916 - 4/21/1993) - "Secret Service Agent (Guarded President Eisenhower on Recent Trip)" (salaried; he works for the Secret Service in Washington, D.C. as the Assistant Chief of the White House Special Detail; he provided security for President Eisenhower's recent three-week December 1959 trip to Europe, the Middle East, and New Delhi, India; Mr. Behn also accompanied White House Press Secretary James Hagerty on the pre-trip, during which the arrangements for security were made; Behn stated he was from Virginia but did not name the specific city, and amazingly, Bennett did not ask him)

    Game 2: Mrs. Hazel Williams - "Sardine Taster" (salaried; very personable; she is employed by the State of Maine in the Quality Control department and tastes 150 sardines per day; she stated that she does not actually eat the fish, but merely tastes them for the correct flavor; from Bangor, Maine)

    Game 3: Maureen O'Hara (8/17/1920 - 10/24/2015) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Sal Russo - "Complaint Adjuster for Dept. Store" (salaried; he works for Saks 5th Avenue Department Store; from New Rochelle, New York)

  • EPISODE #487
    EPISODE #487
    Episode 8
    Game 1: Mr. R. S. Colley (7/22/1897 - 2/4/1996) - "Develops and Makes Space Suits for Astronauts" (salaried; he works for B. F. Goodrich Company; he has been working on the development of spacesuits since 1934 and is now the head of his group which strives to perfect them; he is working on NASA's Mercury Project; from Cuyahoga Falls, OH)

    Game 2: Miss Nancy Guerrieri - "Men's Barber" (salaried; she is 16 years old and is a fully licensed barber; she works in her father's barber shop; from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania)

    Game 3: Phil Silvers (5/11/1911 - 11/1/1985) (as Mystery Guest) He first signs in as Rock Hudson, crosses that out, and signs his own name. See notes below.

    Game 4: Mrs. Marian E. Swink - "Prints Race Track Programs" (self-employed; she is the president of The Official Program Publishers Company, Inc. of Valley Stream, Long Island, NY that prints programs for all the New York racetracks; from Salisbury, North Carolina)
  • EPISODE #512
    EPISODE #512
    Episode 36


    Game 1: Mrs. Betty Rode - "Butcher" (salaried; her surname is pronounced as Roadie; she works with her father at the West Shore Farmer's Market in Lemoyne, PA; in her spare time, she is a fashion model for a local store; from Harrisburg, PA)

    Game 2: Mr. D. Ronald Adams - "Baker - Wedding Cake for Princess Meg" (self-employed; John said Ronald Adams is the champion cake baker of the U.K. and has received 1,100 awards; he is preparing Princess Margaret's wedding cake for her upcoming marriage at Westminster Abbey; from Morecambe, Lancashire, England)

    Game 3: Gertrude Berg (10/3/1899 - 9/14/1966) (as Mystery Guest) She signed in as "Gertrude Berg - Molly"

    Game 4: Mr. Manny Schoedes or Scholdes (couldn't quite tell, but I lean toward Schoedes) - "Candlestick Maker" (salaried; he is the production manager of the Seiden Brass and Giftware company; from Brooklyn, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #511
    EPISODE #511
    Episode 35
    Game 1: Miss Gloria Bale (b. 1942 or 1943) - "Trapeze Artist" (salaried; she is currently performing with the Ringling Bros Circus at Madison Square Garden; at age 17, she is already performing her act all alone on the high trapeze; originally from London, England; currently living in the United States)

    Game 2: Mr. Chic Gaylord (Charles Gaylord) - "Makes Holsters for Guns" (self-employed; his nickname is pronounced Chick; his firm specializes in concealment and fast draw holsters; from New York, NY)

    Game 3: Laurence Harvey (10/1/1928 - 11/25/1973) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #501
    EPISODE #501
    Episode 24
    Game 1: Fred E. Pfister - "Chief Timer for Winter Olympics" (salaried; he works for Longines Watch Company and is the chief timer for the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California; from Saint-Imier, Switzerland)

    Game 2: JO-AG-QUIS-HO aka JOAGQUISHO (as written in his Native American Iroquois language which he said translates to "The Sun Making Tracks in the Snow" - he also told John that he uses the Western name Oren Lyons) - "Designs Valentine Cards" (salaried; left-handed; he wore a business suit and tie; he told John that his name was from the Onondaga Nation of Iroquois, but confirmed that he is from the Seneca Nation of Iroquois Indians; he works for the Norcross Greeting Card Company, writing both sentimental and comic greeting card verse; currently from New York, NY; biographies and many net references can be found for Chief Oren R. Lyons, who became very active in the sport of lacrosse)

    Game 3: Peter Lorre (6/26/1904 - 3/23/1964) (as Mystery Guest)
  • EPISODE #508
    EPISODE #508
    Episode 32
    Game 1: John Daly - "U.S. Income Tax Examiner" (salaried; this middle-aged John Daly was no relation to our host of WML; he works for the Internal Revenue Bureau, which was the previous name of the Internal Revenue Service, and he supervises the audit and examination department; from Wheat Ridge, Colorado)

    Game 2: Oliver Leese (General Sir Oliver Leese)(10/27/1894 - 1/22/1978) - "Raises Cactus" (self-employed; John told us that Sir Oliver, as John called him, was a famed British WWII figure; sweet personality but bad sinuses? - because he snorted when he laughed; a few years later, Oliver Leese wrote books on the subject of cacti; from Shropshire, England)

    Game 3: Jack Lemmon (2/8/1925 - 6/27/2001) (as Mystery Guest) John Daly told us that Jack was "as busy as a one-armed paper hanger."
  • EPISODE #524
    EPISODE #524
    Episode 48
    Game 1: Miss Sherrylyn Patecell (b. 3/11/1941) - "Rockette (Dancer at Radio City Music Hall)" (salaried; tall; this is her high-kicking summer job, as she is a junior at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY; she is also Miss New York City, and will be participating in the Miss America Pageant; from Flushing, NY)

    Game 2: Mr. Syd Simoens (pronounced as Simons with a long "i" sound) - "Make-Up Artist (Did Speakers at GOP Convention)" (self-employed; he applied make-up to members of the Republican party before they appeared on the rostrum; from Chicago, IL)

    Game 3: Myrna Loy (8/2/1905 - 12/14/1993) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Frank Prudenti (b. 12/13/1942) - "Bat Boy for N.Y. Yankees" (salaried; from New York, NY)

    Visit Frank's web page here:


    He is selling his book, MEMORIES OF A YANKEE BATBOY
  • EPISODE #485
    EPISODE #485
    Episode 6
    Game 1: Victor Borge (1/3/1909 - 12/23/2000) - "Poultry Farmer (Raises Rock Cornish Hens)" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded, but the regular questioning format is used; self-employed; he owns ViBo Farms; Dorothy mentioned being served one on an airplane; see notes below)

    Game 2: Norman Niblo - "London "Bobby" (Policeman)" (salaried; he works for the City of London, not Scotland Yard; Bennett asked, and Norman said he was not related to the famous director Fred Niblo; from London, England)

    Game 3: Hedda Hopper (5/2/1885 - 2/1/1966) (as Mystery Guest #2) Hedda donated her game winnings to the Community Chest and the United Funds.

    Game 4: Miss Elfriede H. Gierman - "Stockbroker" (salaried; she works for Goodbody & Company; originally from Munich Germany; currently from New York, NY)
  • EPISODE #507
    EPISODE #507
    Episode 31
    Game 1: Miss Louise Emmons - "Census Taker (Took Census at Homes of our Panel)" (salaried; Dorothy gets quite upset and demands to know who gave out her personal information; Bennett guesses her line in one turn; originally from Swarthmore, PA; currently from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Nick Padilla - "Designs Maternity Clothes" (salaried; he has been employed at Stork for 6 years; from New York, NY)

    Game 3: Jane Fonda (b. 12/21/1937) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Edward Fenn - "Butler" (salaried; originally from London, England; currently from Pennsylvania, PA)
  • EPISODE #514
    EPISODE #514
    Episode 38
    Game 1: PFC Mary Luksis (Miss Mary Luksis) - "Dental Technician for West Point Cadets" (salaried; she appeared in uniform; John said that she was also elected Queen of Armed Forced Week; from Lawrence, MA)

    Game 2: John Torp - "Runs Flea Circus" (self-employed; he is working at Palisades Park in New Jersey; John said that there are only 4 flea circuses in the world, and John Torp's mother also runs one in Copenhagen; originally from Denmark; currently, for the past 7 weeks, from Cliffside Park, NJ)

    Game 3: June Allyson (10/17/1917 - 7/8/2006) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Sue Mandel - "Trombone Player" (self-employed; she is a musicians' union member, and she is also a student; John said she was elected "Miss Union, New Jersey" and will be entering the "Miss New Jersey" beauty pageant which might lead to the "Miss America" pageant; from Union, NJ)
  • EPISODE #504
    EPISODE #504
    Episode 27
    Game 1: Mr. Graham Lines - "Sells Baby Carriages" (salaried; he works for his family firm, Lines Brothers, Ltd., which manufactures and sells baby carriages, or as they are called in Britain, prams or perambulators; founded in 1919, his family firm was also a well-known British toy maker; from London, England)

    Game 2: Miss Morna Campbell (b. 10/1/1937) - "TV Newscaster" (salaried; she has her own 10:25 AM news program on television station WTOP-TV in her home town of Washington, D.C.)

    Game 3: Gisele MacKenzie (1/10/1927 - 9/5/2003) (as Mystery Guest) She signed in as Gisèle MacKenzie - with a grave accent over the first e in her given name.
  • EPISODE #528
    EPISODE #528
    Episode 52
    Game 1: Robert Specht, Theodore Specht, Allan Specht & Arthur Specht - "Registered Nurses" (all are salaried; the RN's are all brothers, and Allan and Arthur are twins; Bob Specht, as John called him, works at Central Islip Hospital and the rest of the men work at Pilgrim State Hospital; all from Long Island, New York)

    Game 2: Miss Pat Hayes - "Rides Brahma Bulls in Rodeos" (self-employed; age 15; in the summertime, she rides bulls in Iowa and Nebraska; she is also a school student; from Preston, Iowa)

    Game 3: Bette Davis (4/5/1908 - 10/6/1989) (as Mystery Guest) - She was interviewed by Arlene on Arlene's new radio show not long before this episode aired.

    Game 4: Miss Anne Maciag - "Zipper Tester" (salaried; she works for the Conmar Zipper Company in Newark, New Jersey; from Bayonne, NJ) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #510
    EPISODE #510
    Episode 34
    Game 1: Robert Hewitt - "Makes Ladies' Garters" (self-employed; left-handed; he is the President of Hortense B. Hewitt, Inc. which produces fancy garters for weddings and special occasions; he is also the cousin of Don Hewitt, a CBS director who "does their great news programs" per John; from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Mrs. Grace Luce - "Paperhanger" (self-employed; age 74; she began hanging paper when she was not happy with a job done 40 years ago, decided she could do a better job herself, and started her own business; from Perryopolis, PA)

    Game 3: Bob Cummings (6/9/1910 - 12/2/1990) (as Mystery Guest)
  • EPISODE #525
    EPISODE #525
    Episode 49

    Game 1: Arnold Palmer (9/10/1929 - 9/25/2016) - "Professional Golfer (National Open & Masters Champion)" (he signed in as "X" and the panel was not blindfolded; self-employed; he estimated that there are 3000 golf courses in the United States, each with between 500-1000 estimated members; Palmer won a golf tournament today, the 1960 Insurance City Open in Hartford, Connecticut; from Latrobe, PA)

    Game 2: Michael Jackson (b. 4/16/1934) - "Rock 'N' Roll Disc Jockey" (salaried; he was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and came to the United States 18 months ago, first living in Springfield, Massachusetts and then recently moving to San Francisco, California to take a D.J. job with radio station KYA; when in South Africa, he worked for a radio station that aired the South African counterpart to "What's My Line?", called "Nice Work"; from San Francisco, CA)

    Game 3: Dina Merrill (12/9/1923 - 5/22/2017) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Mrs. Doris Mossotto - "Dog Catcher" (salaried; she is the dog warden in her home town; from Trumbull, CT)

  • EPISODE #498
    EPISODE #498
    Episode 21
    Game 1: Miss/Dr. Evelyn I. Franke (she signed her surname as Franké, and John pronounced it as "Frankie") - "Chiropractor" (self-employed; from West Babylon, Long Island, NY)

    Game 2: John E. Lingo, Jr. - "Sells Flagpoles" (salaried; he works for his family corporation, John E. Lingo & Sons, Inc. which sells steel flagpoles; from Delaware Township, NJ)

    Game 3: Jack Paar (5/1/1917 - 1/27/2004) (as Mystery Guest) He uses a bullhorn to answer the panel.
  • EPISODE #505
    EPISODE #505
    Episode 28
    Game 1: Richard Hanley (9/1/1908 - 1/1/1971) - "Elizabeth Taylor's Secretary" (salaried; John said that Hanley had been employed by Elizabeth Taylor "for some years now" but did not name the exact number of years; originally from Los Angeles, California; currently from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Miss Carolyn Herron - "Exterminator" (salaried; she is her father's assistant at the Garfield Sanitation Service company; from Chicago, IL)

    Game 3: Kathryn Murray (9/15/1906 - 8/6/1999) & Arthur Murray (4/4/1895 - 3/3/1991) (as Mystery Guest Duo)
  • EPISODE #503
    EPISODE #503
    Episode 26
    Game 1: Miss Page Wightman - "Livestock Auctioneer" (salaried; she attended the Reich School of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa; after her game, after gaining her composure, she gave a demonstration of her skills by auctioning off John Daly for $125 in a very short mock auction; from Riverton, Wyoming)

    Game 2: Mrs. E.V. Haydis - "Sells High Explosives" (self-employed; she owns and operates her own explosives plant, The E. V. Haydis Company, which makes and sells high explosives such as dynamite and TNT which are normally employed in mining and demolition work; from Salome, Arizona; there are net references to Mrs. E.V. Haydis from Salome, AZ, who was a Parker High School board member, although there are no net references to her explosives company)

    Game 3: Peggy Lee (5/26/1920 - 1/21/2002) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #509
    EPISODE #509
    Episode 33

    Game 1: Alex Pompez (5/3/1885 - 3/14/1974) - "Baseball Scout (S.F. Giants)" (salaried; after his game, Pompez stated that he had discovered baseball players Monte Irvin, Hank Thompson, Willie McCovey and Orlando Cepeda; from Woodside, Long Island, NY)

    Game 2: Mrs. Emma Stachewicz - "Breaks Eggs (10,000 Per Day)" (salaried; she breaks eggs for the Standard Produce Company, for use in cakes and other products; it was not mentioned, but it is possible that the eggs are dried and powdered for commercial use in cake mixes; from Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

    Game 3: Jonathan Winters (11/11/1925 - 4/11/2013) (as Mystery Guest)

  • EPISODE #499
    EPISODE #499
    Episode 22
    Game 1: Sister Mary Christina - "Dentist" (she is a Roman Catholic Marist Missionary Sister and she appeared in her full habit; when introduced to the panel after signing in, Dorothy stood up and curtsied out of respect; John tells us that Dr. Mary Christina is only one of four nuns to hold a dental degree; she also performs dentistry at a dental clinic in Boston, MA; from Framingham Center, MA)

    Game 2: Mr. Gedney Tuttle - "Pickle Packer" (salaried; he is the vice-president of his family firm, the M.A. Gedney Pickle Company; from Minneapolis, MN)

    Game 3: Nelson Eddy (6/29/1901 - 3/6/1967) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #496
    EPISODE #496
    Episode 18

    Game 1: Mrs. Norma Brooks - "Dental Assistant" (salaried; she is employed by an oral surgeon whose name sounded like Dr. T. J. Neiderfer or Neidiffer, DDS; from Kansas City, Kansas)

    Game 2: Henry H. Swartz - "Sells Tranquilizer Pills for Dogs" (salaried; he donated his $50 game winnings to the American Humane Association; from Long Beach, California)

    Game 3: Tom Poston (10/17/1921 - 4/30/2007) (as Mystery Guest)

  • EPISODE #502
    EPISODE #502
    Episode 25
    Game 1: Mrs. Cordelia Sharp - "Motorcycle Cop" (salaried; she works for the Department of Police in her hometown of Florence, Alabama)

    Game 2: Mrs. Lin Brown - "Runs Marriage Bureau (Matchmaker)" (self-employed; from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

     Game 3: Charles Laughton (7/1/1899 - 12/15/1962) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Tobias Cohen - "Sells Used Aircraft Carriers, Battleships, Cruisers, Etc." (salaried; he is the Sales Contracting Officer for the U.S. Navy; from Bayside, Long Island, NY)
  • EPISODE #500
    EPISODE #500
    Episode 23
    Game 1: Don L. Brown - "Director of Physical Education at Women's College" (salaried; he works at Loretto Heights College; he is also working on a Master's Degree in Physiology, which is the biological study of the functions of living organisms and their parts; from Denver, CO)

    Game 2: Mrs. Thelma Wagner - "Makes Horse Blankets" (self-employed; she makes blankets out of cotton for horses and Shetland ponies; from Hampton, Iowa)

    Game 3: Julie Andrews (b. 10/1/1935) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Judy Joye - "Professional Skin Diver (Search, Salvage, Instruction, Etc.)" (self-employed; from New York, NY)
  • EPISODE #488
    EPISODE #488
    Episode 9
    Game 1: Miss Ann Faulkner - "Television Cameraman" (salaried; for the record, the city of Bristol spans the Tennessee-Virginia border, so John did not make an error as is commonly thought; from 5:00 PM to about 11:00 PM, she works at television station WCYB in Bristol, VA; during the daytime, she works in a missile plant which was not named; after her game ends, John comments that her proper occupation should be termed a camerawoman; from Bristol, TN)

    Game 2: Mr. Lee A. Sullivan, Sr. - "Makes Ferris Wheels" (self-employed; age 70; he is the president of the Eli Bridge Company, which stopped making bridges in 1900, and now makes Ferris wheels; John commented on Lee's 'television blue shirt' which was the preferred shirt color for black & white broadcasting; from Jacksonville, IL)

    Game 3: Harry Belafonte (b. 3/1/1927) (as Mystery Guest)
  • EPISODE #506
    EPISODE #506
    Episode 30
    Game 1: Miss Vivian Sirratt - "Cattle Photographer" (self-employed; she photographs livestock for sales catalogs and presentation purposes; after John discloses her line, listen closely to hear Arlene's off-camera "CATTLE-log" pun; from Baxter Springs, Kansas)

    Game 2: William Taylor - "Makes Square Manhole Covers" (self-employed; on his occupation overlay screen, the word "square" was underlined; his unique manhole covers are a square shape, and are fashioned from two triangles which have 3-point supports; his company is called The Silent Knight Company, or possibly The Silent Night Company, because the manhole covers are silent and do not make noise when run over by an automobile; from Cincinnati, Ohio)

    Game 3: Shelley Winters (8/18/1920 - 1/14/2006) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #493
    EPISODE #493
    Episode 14
    Game 1: Mrs. Frances Parrish (Frances Gladys Knight Parrish) (7/22/1905 - 9/11/1999) - "Director of the United States Passport Office" (salaried; she states that she'd like color photos for the passport photos; she was born in Newport, Rhode Island, but she said she "feels like a New Yorker," she is currently residing in Washington, D.C.; she donated her winnings to the U.S. Passport Office Welfare Fund)

    Game 2: George B. Hansburg (10/24/1888 - 12/3/1975) - "Inventor & Manufacturer of Pogo Sticks" (self-employed; he discusses the symbolic origin of the pogo stick; from Walker Valley, New York)

    Game 3: Art Carney (11/4/1918 - 11/9/2003) (as Mystery Guest) Art Carney imitates John Daly!