What's My Line? - Season 12

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  • EPISODE #529
    EPISODE #529
    Episode 1
    9/4/60
    10
    Game 1: Robert Brydon - "Hog Auctioneer" (salaried; he is in America for several weeks to attend the National Barrow Show in Austin, Minnesota; his father and grandfather were also hog auctioneers; for an example of his auctioneering speech, he spoke clearly and slowly, and said that he prides himself on speaking intelligibly so the public will know what he is saying; sweet personality; from Edinburgh, Scotland)

    Game 2: Mrs. Margaret O'Neill - "Official Chaperone for Miss America" (salaried; she has been employed by the Miss America Organization for 5 years and accompanies the current reigning Miss America all over the USA and overseas; she said she mostly lives in New York, NY; she made an earlier appearance on "To Tell the Truth" in 1958)

    Game 3: Ralph Bellamy (6/17/1904 - 11/29/1991) (as Mystery Guest)
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  • EPISODE #530
    EPISODE #530
    Episode 2
    9/11/60
    10
    Game 1: Carl Sandburg (1/6/1878 - 7/22/1967) (as Mystery Guest #1) All in good humor, Sandburg told John Daly that he was going to tell him a prophesy. Sandburg then said, "The next President of the United States will have a luxuriant head of hair." Everybody laughed.

    Game 2: Miss Donna Schofield - "'Baby Sitter' for Chimpanzee (Children's Zoo)" (salaried; this is her summer job since she is also a university student; she bathes, clothes and feeds a male zoo chimp named Joey; from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

    Game 3: Milton Berle (7/12/1908 - 3/27/2002) (as Mystery Guest #2) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #531
    EPISODE #531
    Episode 3
    9/18/60
    10
    Game 1: Edward Heintz (2/28/1882 - 5/25/1961) - "Flagpole Painter (78 Years Old)" (self-employed; aged 78 years and 7 months old; he has traveled around the country for 35 years painting flagpoles for schools and other businesses, getting paid by the foot painted; he ascends the flagpole by use of a bosun's chair and a rope; from San Jose, California)

    Game 2: Mrs. Eva Krag - "Teaches for Expectant Mothers" (salaried; from Pacific Palisades, California)

    Game 3: Cantinflas (8/12/1911 - 4/20/1993) (as Mystery Guest)
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  • EPISODE #532
    EPISODE #532
    Episode 4
    9/25/60
    10
    Game 1: Miss Joane Westermark (pronounced as Jo-Anne) - "Usher at Baseball Park (San Francisco Giants)" (salaried; she works at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California; this is her summertime job, since she is also a school student; from San Francisco, CA)

    Game 2: John "Chief" Hellebrand (John Hellebrand) - "Sells Baby Clothes" (salaried; he works for Diaper Jeans, Inc. and brought a sample of his denim baby diaper product to show on the air, which he then gave to Bennett as he shook his hand; from Denison, Texas)

    Game 3: Red Skelton (7/18/1913 - 9/17/1997) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Sita Arora - "High School English Teacher (Fairlawn, NJ)" (salaried; she has been in the United States for 4 years now, and previously worked for 4 years with the Indian delegation at the United Nations; originally from Bombay, India; currently from Fairlawn, NJ)moreless
  • EPISODE #533
    EPISODE #533
    Episode 5
    10/2/60
    10

    EPISODE IS RUMORED TO EXIST IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION.

    Game 1: Kirk Douglas (b. 12/9/1916) (as Mystery Guest #1) - "Manufacturers Electric Blankets for Horses" (self-employed)

    Game 2: Thruston B. Morton (8/19/1907 - 8/14/1982) & Henry M. Jackson (5/31/1912 - 9/1/1983) (as Mystery Guest Duo) "Chairmen of RNC & DNC" (both are salaried)

    Game 3: Mickey Rooney (9/23/1920 - 4/6/2014) (as Mystery Guest #4)

    Per Gil Fates' logs, there was not enough time for the fourth game, a female who was an "Operator For Wake-Up Service." The would-be guest, Mrs. Janet Kelly from Brooklyn, New York, eventually appeared on EPISODE #551 of February 12, 1961. - Suzanne (2005)

    I have supplied the contestant data from Gil Fates' handwritten show logs. - Suzanne (2005)

    Sponsor: Kellogg's
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  • EPISODE #534
    EPISODE #534
    Episode 6
    10/9/60
    10
    Game 1: Rev. Billy Graham (b. 11/7/1918) (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded.) - The Reverend Graham just completed a 3-day religious crusade at New York's Madison Square Garden which was held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. He has been travelling extensively around the world, to Berlin, Germany; Africa; South America and other countries. He donated his game winnings to an unnamed charity.

    Game 2: Mrs. Addie Lynch - "Traveling Salesman (Sells Chile Con Carne)" (salaried; age 70; she works for Gebhardt Mexican Foods Company and travels all over the state of Georgia; John said that her employer claims that she does the work of five ordinary people; from Atlanta, GA)

    Game 3: Anthony Quinn (4/21/1915 - 6/3/2001) (as Mystery Guest #2)
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  • EPISODE #535
    EPISODE #535
    Episode 7
    10/16/60
    10
    Game 1: Mrs. Ruby Chong - "Professional Bowler" (salaried; Asian; she works for AMF Corporation as a bowling instructor, and also travels around the country putting on exhibitions for AMF; she is currently in New York to attend a bowling clinic; from Oakland, California)

    Game 2: Elmer Rice - "Tests Parachutes (By Jumping)" (salaried; he is wearing his U.S. Navy uniform and is a Parachute Rigger 3rd during his game, his military rating on his uniform sleeve was covered, to prevent the panel from obtaining any clues; after his game, he removed the armband, putting his USN rating in view; from Buffalo, Missouri)

    Game 3: Danny Kaye (1/18/1911 - 3/3/1987) (as Mystery Guest)
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  • EPISODE #536
    EPISODE #536
    Episode 8
    10/23/60
    9.1
    Game 1: Ralph Houk (8/9/1919 - 7/21/2010) (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded - he was referred to as "Mr. X.") - "New Manager of N.Y. Yankees" (salaried; he is the new manager of the New York Yankees baseball team; he has been with the Yankees organization for 22 years; from Saddle River, New Jersey)

    Game 2: Mrs. "Boo" Morrison - "Makes Back-Scratchers for Cows" (self-employed; her first name is never given, she put the quotes around the obvious nickname of Boo; she designed this cattle back-scratching device which is an insecticide-infused burlap log that the cattle walk under to scrape off the flies; John said the cattle are healthier and can weigh an additional 20 pounds; her husband raises cattle, and John mentioned that Mr. Morrison is a graduate of his beloved Tilton School; from Senatobia, Mississippi)

    Game 3: Janet Leigh (7/6/1927 - 10/3/2004) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Miss Mona Neves - "Professional Bass Player" (self-employed; she is a member of an all-girl jazz group and performs in small clubs; John said she plays a bass viol and is presently appearing at "The Lighthouse" in "Shedding Light"; from the net we learn that Mona Neves attended the Lenox School of Jazz in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1959; we also learn that she was married to bassist John Neves, but they separated in about 1959; from Manhattan, New York, NY)
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  • EPISODE #537
    EPISODE #537
    Episode 9
    10/30/60
    10
    Game 1: Frank P. Stone - "Sells Voting Machines" (salaried; he is a representative of the Automatic Voting Machine Company of the Rockwell Manufacturing Company; it is mentioned that in next Tuesday's election, there will be 30 million people voting by machine; from Jamestown, New York)

    Game 2: Mrs. Hannah Foster - "Counts Worms" (salaried; she works for the Oakhaven Worm Farm which sells tens of thousands of worms each year; from Cedar Hill, Texas)

    Game 3: Frankie Laine (3/30/1913 - 2/6/2007) (as Mystery Guest #1) He signed in with his birth name of Frank Paul LoVecchio.

    Game 4: John Zacherle (b. 9/26/1918) (as Mystery Guest #2, he signed in as Mr. X to avoid name recognition, and the panel was not blindfolded) - "Host of TV Horror Movie Show" (salaried; John Daly praised Zacherle by saying that he had "a fine feeling for young people") . .moreless
  • EPISODE #538
    EPISODE #538
    Episode 10
    11/6/60
    9.7
    Game 1: John W. Ficklin (6/27/1919 - 12/16/1984) - "Head Waiter at the White House" (salaried; African-American; left-handed; he has 4 butlers under his supervision at the White House; the Presidential election will be held this coming Tuesday; from Washington, D.C.; more notes on Ficklin below)

    Game 2: Miss Jorie Livingston - "Runs 'Charm' School for Businessmen" (self-employed; she owns a charm school called Productive Communications and she teaches deportment and diction to men; John said she formerly worked in theatre; originally from St. Louis, Missouri; currently from New York, NY)

    Game 3: Joey Bishop (2/3/1918 - 10/17/2007) (as Mystery Guest) He donated his game winnings to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Game 4: Mrs. Louise Benoit - "Weighs Money" (salaried; she works for the Mercer & Dunbar Armored Car Company; they hand-count the first batch of bills, weigh the results, and then use that weight to count the remaining bills; from Hartford, Connecticut)
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  • EPISODE #539
    EPISODE #539
    Episode 11
    11/13/60
    10
    Game 1: Mr. Elbert Carvel (2/9/1910 - 2/6/2005) (Governor-Elect of Delaware) - "Manufactures Fertilizer" (self-employed; very tall; his company has been manufacturing chemical fertilizers for 85 years, mostly selling directly to the farmer; from Delaware)

    Game 2: Mrs. Margaret Ballentyne - "Horse Race Bookie" (self-employed; she works for the J. Marsh Company; from Edinburgh, Scotland)

    Game 3: John Wayne (5/26/1907 - 6/11/1979) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
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    11/20/60
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  • EPISODE #540
    EPISODE #540
    Episode 13
    11/27/60
    10
    Game 1: Miss Nellie W. Trayler - "Dietician at Reducing Farm" (salaried; she works for the Seaton Inn Spa; originally from Virginia; currently from Lakewood, New Jersey)

    Game 2: Mrs. Sandi Telsay or Telsey (John referred to her as Sandra) - "Stockbroker" (salaried; her handwriting was difficult to read; she works for Whitmore, Bruce & Company stockbrokers and is a licensed representative; from Brooklyn, NY)

    Game 3: Maurice Evans (6/3/1901 - 3/12/1989) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Thomas M. Force - "Lighthouse Keeper" (salaried; he is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard and works at the Romer Shoal Lighthouse off the shore of Staten Island; originally from Climax, Michigan) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #541
    EPISODE #541
    Episode 14
    12/4/60
    10
    Game 1: Mrs. Freda Rowe - "Registered Nurse (Assigned to New Kennedy Baby)" (salaried; she works at Georgetown Hospital and is one of three nurses on a 24-hour continuous watch of the new presidential baby; from Falls Church, Virginia)

     Game 2: Mr. Gene Beene - "Does "Human Bomb" Act (Blows Self Up With Dynamite)" (self-employed; he performs inside a 3' x 3' x 6' plywood box with 2 to 5 sticks of dynamite; we are told that before the explosion, he empties the air from his lungs; from Chattanooga, TN; on WML EPISODE #620 on July 1, 1962, Gene Beene's name is again mentioned when Dolores Carroll is a guest. Gene Beene taught her how to become a "Human Bomb" also, and he travels with her show. Gene also makes a future 1968 appearance on the syndicated WML, see notes below.)

    Game 3: Nancy Kwan (b. 5/19/1939) (as Mystery Guest) (She signs her name in both Chinese characters and English) "Star of 'Suzie Wong'"

    Game 4: Mr. John R. Ball - "Wig Maker" (self-employed; his company is John of 5th Avenue and he told the audience, "we call them hairpieces"; from Manhattan, New York, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #542
    EPISODE #542
    Episode 15
    12/11/60
    10
    Game 1: Tom Johnson - "Teaches Biology at Women's College" (salaried; he is an associate professor at Mary Washington College, which is named for the mother of George Washington, who lived most of her life in Fredericksburg, Virginia; John said that Mary Washington College is the women's section of the University of Virginia, which is a state university; from Fredericksburg, VA)

    Game 2: Mrs. Nancy Mizener - "Makes Dog Food" (self-employed; she and her husband own a company named "The Dog House" which has been in business for 6 months and is doing well; they sell frozen packages of canine food to regular customers on a route; from Tyler, Texas)

    Game 3: Stephen Boyd (7/4/1931 - 6/2/1977) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Bert Moosman - "Builds, Moves & Demolishes Bank Vaults" (salaried; he works for the Mosler Safe Company; from Massapequa Park, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #543
    EPISODE #543
    Episode 16
    12/18/60
    10
    Game 1: Mrs. Wendy Wagner (12/6/1941 - 2/26/1997) - "Stunt Skindiver for TV Films" (salaried; she works for ZIV Television Programs Inc. and performs diving stunts for television programs such as "The Aquanauts" and "Sea Hunt"; from Nassau, Bahamas; she was later known as Wende Wagner)

    Game 2: Mrs. Boots Gayder - "Makes Electric Backscratchers" (salaried; she works for Daymar Products and makes battery-powered backscratchers; originally from West Virginia; currently from Irvington, New Jersey)

    Game 3: Edward G. Robinson (12/12/1893 - 1/26/1973) (as Mystery Guest) He signed in as "Little Caesar"

    Game 4: Edmund T. Opielski - "Sells Church Steeples" (salaried; he works for the Overley Manufacturing Company - or possibly Overlee Mfg. Co. - which makes church steeples that range from 8 feet to 60 feet in height and cost from $900 to $26,000; from Villanova, PA) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #544
    EPISODE #544
    Episode 17
    12/25/60
    10
    Game 1: Mrs. Louise Dorria & Mrs. Loucile Holloway - "Men's Barbers" (identical twin sisters, attired in matching cocktail dresses; salaried; they work at the Waldorf Barber Shop in their hometown of Tampa, Florida)

    Game 2: Mr. Sig Rauch & Mr. Joe Rauch - "Bill Collectors" (identical twin brothers, attired in matching suits; self-employed; they own the Lone Star Collection Agency in their hometown of Houston, Texas; they previously served in the United States Air Force together)

    Game 3: Richard Kollmar, Florence Randall, Martin Gabel & Phyllis Cerf - (as Mystery Guest Spouses)

    Richard Kollmar (12/31/1910 - 1/7/1971)
    Florence Randall (3/4/1916 - 4/18/1992)
    Martin Gabel (6/19/1911 - 5/22/1986)
    Phyllis Cerf (4/13/1916 - 11/25/2006)
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  • EPISODE #545
    EPISODE #545
    Episode 18
    1/1/61
    10
    Game 1: Ike Eisenhower & John Kennedy - "Sells Girdles" (both are salaried; they are not related to their more famous "namesakes"; they both work for the HW Gossard Company; Ike Eisenhower covers the territory surrounding Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. while John Kennedy covers the territory surrounding the Rocky Mountains; Ike Eisenhower is from Washington, D.C., and John Kennedy is from Denver, Colorado)

    Game 2: Mrs. Ruby Logsdon - "House Wrecker" (self-employed; she owns the Bluegrass Wrecking Company in Louisville, Kentucky; it can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 months to demolish a building, but her firm does not use a wrecking ball because she said that Louisville doesn't have big buildings like New York; from Louisville, KY)

    Game 3: Lucille Ball (8/6/1911 - 4/26/1989) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mrs. Mary Coleman (6/24/1914 - 11/27/2001) & Mr. Creighton Coleman (2/17/1912 - 9/8/1992) (wife and husband) - "Judges" (both are salaried; Creighton Coleman is a circuit court judge and Mary S. Coleman is a probate court judge; both hold elected judicial positions; it was announced that Mary Coleman held the beauty pageant title of "Miss University of Maryland" years ago but no dates were supplied; from Battle Creek, Michigan)
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  • EPISODE #546
    EPISODE #546
    Episode 19
    1/8/61
    10
    Game 1: Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain (8/21/1936 - 10/12/1999) - "Professional Basketball Player" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded; salaried; Wilt Chamberlain plays in the NBA for the Philadelphia Warriors; John announced that Wilt's team lost today to The Knickerbockers by 1 point; Wilt stated that his height was 7 feet, 1 inch plus 1/16th of an inch)

    Game 2: Mrs. Emily V. McAvoy - "Department Store Detective" (salaried; she works for Lit Brothers Department Store and has been employed by them for 64 years; from Philadelphia, PA)

    Game 3: Joan Crawford (3/23/1905 - 5/10/1977) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Mr. Sascha Burland (b. 10/25/1927) - "Writes TV Commercial Jingles" (self-employed; from New York, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #547
    EPISODE #547
    Episode 20
    1/15/61
    10
    Game 1: William Schnautz - "Makes Top Hats (Made JFK's Inauguration Topper)" (salaried; he works for The Hat Corporation of America, which is a leading hatmaker and includes such lines as Knox Hats, Dobbs Hats and Cavanaugh Hats; John said that several men of political importance will be wearing the guest's hats for the inauguration festivities; other Hat Corp of America lines include Top Hat, Fashion Park, Eagle Shirtmakers, Champ Hats, Thomas Berg and Stylepark Industries; from Westport, Connecticut)

    Game 2: Miss Penny Pitou (b. 10/8/1938) (she signed in as "X" to avoid name recognition, and the panel was not blindfolded) - "Runs Ski School (Olympic Ski Star Penny Pitou)" (self-employed; she won 2 silver medals in the Olympics for the events of "giant slalom" and "downhill"; she operates a ski school at Belknap Mountain Recreation Area in Gilford, New Hampshire, a town of 600 people which is near Laconia, New Hampshire; originally from Bayside, Long Island, New York; currently from Gilford, NH)

    Game 3: Henry Fonda (5/16/1905 - 8/12/1982) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: William E. Bierer - "Sells Vinegar" (salaried; he works for Standard Brands, Inc.; from New York, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #548
    EPISODE #548
    Episode 21
    1/22/61
    10
    Game 1: Miss Marianne Means (b. 6/13/1934) - "White House Correspondent" (salaried; age 26; she is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society; born in Sioux City, Iowa; currently living in the "Foggy Bottom" historic district of Washington, D.C.)

    Game 2: Mrs. Lorraine Trester - "Mink Rancher" (self-employed; she owns and breeds minks; Arlene Francis started the questioning and won this game in one turn; from Sheboygan, Wisconsin)

    Game 3: Mahalia Jackson (10/26/1911 - 1/27/1972) (as Mystery Guest) She recently sang The Star-Spangled Banner at JFK's Presidential Inaugural Gala.
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  • EPISODE #549
    EPISODE #549
    Episode 22
    1/29/61
    10
    Game 1: Oleg Cassini (4/11/1913 - 3/17/2006) - "Dress Designer (Designer for Jacqueline Kennedy)" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel was blindfolded; John referred to him as Mr. X)

    Game 2: Miss Pam Long & Mr. Bill Long (Pamela Long and William Long, fraternal twins, sister and brother) - "Egg Farmers" (self-employed; they have been in business for two years and they are saving their earnings for their college education; their hens produce 50 to 60 dozen eggs each night; from Jeffersontown, KY)

    Game 3: Julie Newmar (b. 8/16/1933) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Mrs. Steffy Goldner (Stephanie Goldner) & Mrs. Anna Kayaloff (or possibly Ana Kayaloff) - "Orchestra Musicians Broadway Show 'My Fair Lady'" (salaried; their game was short since they ran out of time and John did not state the instruments that they played; both are from New York, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #550
    EPISODE #550
    Episode 23
    2/5/61
    10
    Game 1: James B. Osborne (5/5/1918 - 3/30/2004) - "Commander, Polaris Missile Submarine 'George Washington'" (salaried; he is enlisted in the United States Navy; from Connecticut, but his town was not named)

    Game 2: Miss Nirmala Mansukhani - "Dentist (Teaches at Dental School)" (salaried; she wore a sari, the traditional Indian female dress; she is presently working in the United States at Seton Hall Dental School and also works in a dental clinic; originally from Bombay, India)

    Game 3: Dorothy Kilgallen - (7/3/1913 - 11/8/1965) (as Mystery Guest)
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  • EPISODE #551
    EPISODE #551
    Episode 24
    2/12/61
    10
    Game 1: Maurine Neuberger (1/9/1906 - 2/22/2000) (she signed in as Mrs. X and the panel was not blindfolded) - "United States Senator" (salaried; from Oregon)

    Game 2: Mrs. Louise Sniffen - "Makes Saddles" (self-employed; she owns a company named The Horse Fair; from Olney, Maryland, which is a suburb of Washington, D.C.)

    Game 3: Tallulah Bankhead (1/31/1902 - 12/12/1968) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mrs. Janet Kelly - "Operator for Telephone Wake-up Service" (salaried; she works for Western Union from 12 midnight to 8:00 AM; from Brooklyn, NY)
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  • EPISODE #552
    EPISODE #552
    Episode 25
    2/19/61
    10
    Game 1: Miss Lynn George (aka newlywed Mrs. Frank Cline or Klein) - "Lectures on Stock Market in Grand Central Station" (salaried; she had been employed for 3 years by Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. and performs 6 lectures per day and answers questions afterwards; she was previously in the theatre; John announced that she was recently married; from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Hugh A. Cargan - "Makes Gold Bricks for U.S. Government" (salaried; he has worked for the United States Gold Assay Office for 22 years; at this time, one gold brick weighs 37 lbs and contains 400 ounces of gold and is valued at $35 per ounce of gold for a total February 1961 value of $14,000; this was a fun game due to Joey Bishop's jokes; from The Bronx, NY)

    Game 3: Barrie Chase - (b. 10/20/1933) (as Mystery Guest) "Fred Astaire's Dancing Partner"

    Game 4: José Simões (or Jose Simoes) - "African Hunting Guide" (probably self-employed, but John failed to state whether this guest was self-employed or salaried; from Mozambique, which he said was located in Portuguese East Africa) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #553
    EPISODE #553
    Episode 26
    2/26/61
    10
    Game 1: Miss Debbie Drake (b. 3/28/1930) - "Teaches Reducing Exercises on TV" (salaried; she is the shapely hostess of the "Passport to Beauty" television series which airs in the morning on station WISH, and is syndicated and seen in 50 other cities; from Indianapolis, Indiana)

    Game 2: Mrs. Lucille Troutt (as John said, "Troutt, double T") - "Sells Parking Meters" (salaried; she works for the Duncan Parking Meter Company which was founded in 1936 by yo-yo pioneer Donald Duncan; her territory includes all of Arkansas and Memphis, TN; from Benton, AR)

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

    Per Gil Fates' handwritten logs, there was not enough time for the next scheduled contestant, a man who shoes horses for the New York City Police Department.
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  • EPISODE #554
    EPISODE #554
    Episode 27
    3/5/61
    10
    Game 1: Mrs. Bernice MacDonald - "Truck Driver" (self-employed; she has been a truck driver for the past 18 years and currently owns and operates a Mac Diesel 35 foot tractor-trailer truck; her route is out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and she hauls feed, fertilizer and petroleum for the Grand River Co-op based in Markesan, Wisconsin; from Ripon, WI)

    Game 2: Paul Putnoki - "Tests Roller Skates" (salaried; he works for the Brunswick Sports Products Company; he is also a school student; from Torrington, Connecticut)

    Game 3: Genevieve (4/17/1920 - 3/14/2004) (as Mystery Guest) - She signed in as Geneviève - with a grave accent over the third e in her name.
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  • EPISODE #555
    EPISODE #555
    Episode 28
    3/12/61
    10
    Game 1: Harry Wheatcroft (8/24/1898 - 1/8/1977) - "Grows Roses" (self-employed; John said that Harry is a world authority on roses; with his brother Alfred, Harry established the horticultural firm of Wheatcroft Brothers in 1919; Harry is in the United States to attend the American Rose Society convention which is being held next month in San Diego, California; Harry has many net references; from Nottingham, England)

    Game 2: Mrs. Vesta Austin (11/3/1917 - 6/7/1999) - "Circus Clown" (salaried; she is a musical clown who is traveling with the Pollock Brothers Circus which will be performing at the Medina Temple in Chicago and then travelling to 26 states in America; Vesta is a member of the famed Grimaldi Family of circus performers; from London, England)

    Game 3: The Ritz Brothers (as Mystery Guest Trio) Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz and Al Ritz


    Harry Ritz (5/28/1907 - 3/29/1986)
    Jimmy Ritz (10/22/1904 - 11/17/1985)
    Al Ritz (8/28/1901-12/22/1965)
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  • EPISODE #556
    EPISODE #556
    Episode 29
    3/19/61
    10
    Game 1: James T. Giuliano - "Makes Artificial Eyelashes" (self-employed; he owns Eyelashes, Incorporated, which produces a patented artificial eyelash called Showlash; from Wakefield, Massachusetts)

    Game 2: Mrs. Winnie Alexandra - "Does Massage and Physical Therapy on Race Horses" (salaried; John explained that she performs a sonic wave treatment on the legs of race horses, which helps alleviate their arthritis; she is also a licensed trainer; from Miami, Florida)

    Game 3: Nat King Cole (3/17/1919 - 2/15/1965) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #557
    EPISODE #557
    Episode 30
    3/26/61
    10
    Game 1: Bert Burns - "London Cab Driver" (salaried; he is representing the British Travel Association and is driving his cab across Canada and the United States in an effort to increase tourism to the United Kingdom; it was mentioned that England's cabs are much larger and roomier than American cabs; from London, England)

    Game 2: Miss Alice McGrath - "Judo Instructor" (salaried; she works for martial arts expert Bruce Tegnér - aka Bruce Tegner - and she holds a brown belt in judo; from Los Angeles, California)

    Game 3: Gary Crosby (6/27/1933 - 8/24/1995) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #558
    EPISODE #558
    Episode 31
    4/2/61
    10
    Game 1: Miss Lois Mottonen - "U.S. Income Tax Collector" (salaried; she is an Income Tax Agent for the U.S. Income Tax Bureau; from Cheyenne, Wyoming)

    Game 2: Wade S. Page - "Makes Rocking Chairs (Made President Kennedy's White House Rocker)" (salaried; he is the Vice-President of the P & P Chair company; from Asheboro, North Carolina)

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

    Game 4: Louis Chu (10/1/1911 - 2/27/1970) - "Disc Jockey For Chinese Music Program" (salaried; he works at radio station WHOM-FM and broadcasts a program all in Chinese; he has just written a book titled "Eat a Bowl of Tea" which is about New York's Chinatown district; from Hollis, NY)
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  • EPISODE #559
    EPISODE #559
    Episode 32
    4/9/61
    10
    Game 1: Raoul Levy (aka Raoul J. Lévy)(4/14/1922 - 12/31/1966) - (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel was blindfolded) - "Movie Producer (Brigitte Bardot's Film Producer)" (self-employed; John referred to him as Mr. X; born in Belgium)

    Game 2: Miss Jobie Arnold - "Horse Race Handicapper (Writes Daily Tips For Bettors)" (salaried; she currently covers the Kentucky horse races and writes a handicapper column titled "Jobie Says" for the Lexington Herald newspaper; prior to this, she covered the Florida races and wrote her column for the Miami Herald and Gulfstream newspaper; she is a horse expert and raises horses; currently from Lexington, Kentucky; formerly from Miami, Florida)

    Game 3: Julie London (9/26/1916 - 10/18/2000) (as Mystery Guest #2)
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  • EPISODE #560
    EPISODE #560
    Episode 33
    4/16/61
    10

    Game 1: John Haly (rhymes with Daly!) (b. 4/29/1939) - "Strongman for Ringling Brothers Circus" (salaried; he is in his second year with Ringling Bros Circus and tears books, bends items, lifts weights and performs other strongman stunts; the circus is currently appearing at New York's Madison Square Garden; from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

    Game 2: Harry B. Latina (10/18/1895 - date unknown) - "Designs Baseball Gloves" (salaried; he has been employed by the Rawlings Sporting Goods company for 40 years; he has designed gloves for Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and as Martin Gabel jokingly said, "for my son, Peter"; Harry Latina has many net references - he was known as the "Glove Doctor" because he helped three generations of children and professionals play better ball with his baseball glove innovations; born in 1895, Latina played professional baseball from 1915 to 1921; from Signal Hill, Illinois)

    Game 3: Gordon MacRae (3/12/1921 - 1/24/1986) & Sheila MacRae (9/24/1920 - 3/6/2014) (as Mystery Guest Duo)

    Game 4: Mrs. Dorothy Dodgion (b. 9/23/1929) - "Jazz Drummer (Last Appeared With Benny Goodman's Band)" (self-employed; she is better known as Dottie Dodgion - see notes below; John said her father was a famous drummer and her husband was a saxophone player; from San Francisco, California)
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  • EPISODE #561
    EPISODE #561
    Episode 34
    4/23/61
    10
    Game 1: Dan Schneider - "Gives Mud Baths" (self-employed; with his brother, he owns and operates a hotel and spa named the Mudlavia Springs Hotel which is located on Moores Hill Road in Mudlavia Springs, Indiana, which is near Attica, Indiana; from Kramer, IN)

    Game 2: Mrs. Mary L. Dunlop - "Counts Fish (for U.S. Gov't)" (salaried; she works out of a small house at The Dalles, Oregon; from Wasco, OR)

    Game 3: Peter Ustinov (4/16/1921 - 3/28/2004) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #562
    EPISODE #562
    Episode 35
    4/30/61
    10
    Game 1: Miss Joan Patti - "Teaches Philosophy at University of Michigan" (salaried; age 23; she has earned her master's degree and is working on her doctorate degree; she began teaching at age 20 in Florida; originally from South Miami, Florida; currently from Michigan)

    Game 2: Monsieur A. M. Malherbe (Count Armand Malherbe) - "Makes Pots & Pans" (self-employed per John, but Malherbe is associated with the Tefal Corporation of France; the "low calorie" non-stick Teflon coating is manufactured in the United States, exported to France where it is applied to the pots and pans, and then the pots and pans are shipped back to the United States and are sold under the brand name T-Fal; from Paris, France; more notes below)

    Game 3: Anna Maria Alberghetti (b. 5/15/1936) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Patrick Scannell - "Shoes Horses for N.Y.C. Police Department" (salaried; from Astoria, Long Island, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #563
    EPISODE #563
    Episode 36
    5/7/61
    10
    Game 1: George Koch (6/21/1910 - 9/17/1972) - "Rear Admiral, U.S.N - Directed Recovery of Astronaut Space Capsule" (salaried; Rear Admiral Koch aided in the ocean recovery of space astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., the first American to reach space when he manned the 15-minute suborbital flight of Mercury Freedom 7 on May 5, 1961; Shepard was released from the capsule within 8 minutes of splashdown; Koch was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral just last month; from Chester, PA)

    Game 2: Miss Pat Collins (1935 - 5/31/1997) - "Professional Hypnotist" (salaried; she works in nightclubs and also performs her services for patients of doctors and dentists; John mentioned that hypnosis helped Pat to overcome her own paralysis which had forced her to use a wheelchair; from Chicago, IL)

    Game 3: Carol Burnett (b. 4/26/1933) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Louis Mahle (7/15/1896 - 2/13/1998) - "Bubble Gum Tester" (salaried; he is a chemical engineer and is the head of the research department for Fleer Chewing Gum Company, the makers of Dubble Bubble chewing gum; John said that Fleer produces 6 million pieces of bubble gum per day; from Philadelphia, PA)
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  • EPISODE #564
    EPISODE #564
    Episode 37
    5/14/61
    10
    Game 1: The Flaherty Brothers - "Bartenders" (the 5 brothers are Thaddeus Flaherty, Charles Flaherty, Roscoe Flaherty, John Flaherty and Garland Flaherty; John Daly told the panel they were self-employed since the majority of them are, however, Roscoe, John and Thad, as John Daly called him, are self-employed and have just opened their own business in the Essex House at Shamrock Park; Garland and Charles are salaried and are both employed by the famous Bronk Hotel; they said that the martini was the most popular bar drink; all are from Louisville, Kentucky)

    Game 2: Mrs. Nellie Winick - "Sells Kites" (salaried; she is the Vice-President of the High Flyer Manufacturing Company; her company just received a repeat order from the United States Navy for the benefit of the Navy's 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean to produce a kite with a message printed in 8 languages which reads "The United States 6th Fleet Power For Peace; John said the Navy men have had success handing the kite out to children in the Mediterranean area; from Decatur, Illinois)

    Game 3: The Crosby Brothers (as Mystery Guests)

    Phillip "Phil" Crosby (7/13/1934 - 1/13/2004)
    Dennis Crosby (7/13/1934 - 5/7/1991)
    Lindsay "Lin" Crosby (1/5/1938 - 12/11/1989)

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  • EPISODE #565
    EPISODE #565
    Episode 38
    5/21/61
    10
    Game 1: Miss Lisa Lane (b. 4/25/1933) - "Professional Chess Player (U.S. Women's Champion)" (self-employed; age 28; she became the chess champion in 1959; she has an upcoming trip to Yugoslavia to participate in a chess tournament; currently from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Mr. R. Cowen (Richard Cowen) - "Sells Flypaper" (self-employed; he owns the company which produces Aratson Fly Ribbon; from New York, NY)

    Game 3: Tony Martin (b. 12/25/1913) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Charlotte Livingston - "Hair Stylist for Men" (salaried; she works at Albert of 5th Avenue in NYC; originally from Vienna, Austria; currently from New York, NY)
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  • EPISODE #566
    EPISODE #566
    Episode 39
    5/28/61
    10
    Game 1: Miss Pamela Praksa - "Trampoline Instructor" (salaried; she works at Bounceland in Hagerstown, Maryland; she is also a school student at North Hagerstown High School; from Hagerstown, MD)

    Game 2: Jim Cook - "Tracks Tornadoes in Airplane for U.S. Weather Bureau" (salaried; he works for the Severe Local Storm Forecast Center in Kansas City and performs severe storm research in the Southwest area of the United States; from Dallas, TX)

    Game 3: Sophia Loren (b. 9/30/1934) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Andy Paretti - "Buys Turtles" (John said he was salaried; he works for the Bon Vivant Soup Company which he owns; see notes below; from Cedar Grove, NJ) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #567
    EPISODE #567
    Episode 40
    6/4/61
    10
    Game 1: John Sellers (7/31/1937 - 7/2/2010) - "Jockey (Winner of Kentucky Derby)" (self-employed; the panel was blindfolded and the contestant was called "Mr. Z"; he won the Kentucky Derby in 1961 on a horse named "Carry Back"; see notes below)

    Game 2: Mrs. Beryl Neistat - "Pickle Manufacturer" (self-employed; from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

    Game 3: Phil Silvers (5/11/1911 - 11/1/1985) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mr. J. R. Rosen ( - "Makes College Diplomas" (self-employed; he makes university diplomas in both Latin and English, since 1913, for colleges such as Harvard; from Boston, MA; as of 2005, the calligraphy company (J.R. Rosen Studio) started by Joseph R. Rosen is still in business! http://www.jrrosenstudio.com/
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  • EPISODE #568
    EPISODE #568
    Episode 41
    6/11/61
    10
    Game 1: Terry Tata (b. 4/24/1940) (pronounced Tay'-ta) - "Baseball Umpire (Youngest in Organized Baseball)" (salaried; Terry is age 21; he is in his second year with the Northern League, Class C baseball; see notes below; from Waterbury, CT)

     Game 2: Miss Rita Winter - "Mink Cutter (Cuts Skins for Mink Coats)" (salaried; she works at Schiaparelli Furs, part of the famous design house of Elsa Schiaparelli; she is also a member of the Fur Workers Union Local No. 101; originally from Nuremberg, Germany; as of the last 4 months she is currently from New York, NY)

    Game 3: Mort Sahl (b. 5/11/1927) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mrs. Juliette Drut - "Repairs Television Sets" (self-employed; she owns and operates her own TV repair company named the Lawndale Television Service; from New York, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #569
    EPISODE #569
    Episode 42
    6/18/61
    10
    Game 1: James B. Swindal (8/19/1917 - 4/25/2006) - "Pilot for President Kennedy (Lt. Colonel, U.S.A.F.)" (salaried; he is the supervisor for the 200 men who are responsible for the smooth flight operation and maintenance of JFK's USAF Boeing 707 aircraft; John said that Swindal flew The Hump as a pilot during World War II - The Hump was the name given by Allied pilots to the eastern end of the Himalayan Mountains over which they flew from India to China to resupply the Flying Tigers and the Chinese Government of Chiang Kai-shek; Swindal said he does not fly the Kennedy family's private plane, The Caroline; from Birmingham, Alabama)

    Game 2: Marlene Bauer Hagge (b. 2/16/1934) (she signed in as Mrs. Robert Hagge) - "Professional Golfer" (self-employed; she will be golfing in the National Open the week after next; John spoke of a decades-old foursome tournament game of golf he played with Marlene Bauer, her sister Alice Bauer and Andy Heiskell of Life Magazine; from Delray Beach, Florida)

    Game 3: George Burns (1/20/1896 - 3/9/1996) (as Mystery Guest)
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  • EPISODE #570
    EPISODE #570
    Episode 43
    6/25/61
    10
    Game 1: Thomas Kinsella - "Alligator Wrestler" (salaried; he works during the summer months at the Black Hills Reptile Gardens which is still in existence as of 2005 and has a web site - http://www.reptile-gardens.com - Tom said that he was lucky because he only lost to an alligator once, and suffered 21 holes in his hand, a dislocated thumb and a smashed nerve; he is also a full-time college student at Carroll College in Helena, Montana; from Rapid City, South Dakota)

    Game 2: Mrs. Betty Turnbull - "Bakes Cones For Ice Cream Cones" (self-employed; she works for Turnbull Cone Baking Company, which was established in 1904 and has been in her husband's family for 57 years; from New Orleans, Louisiana)

    Game 3: Alan King (12/26/1927 - 5/9/2004) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #571
    EPISODE #571
    Episode 44
    7/2/61
    10
    Game 1: Michael Lanigan - "Member U. S. Peace Corps" (salaried; he attended Rutgers University in New Jersey where he received specialized training in language before he was assigned to the country of Colombia in South America; he also completed a 6-month reserve program with the United States Marines on Parris Island in South Carolina; Lanigan's father was also a Marine, having attained the rank of Brigadier General; from Washington, D.C.)

    Game 2: Miss Kristjana Magnusdóttir (Magnusdottir) - "Switchboard Operator" (salaried; she is a telephone switchboard operator for an Icelandic airline company which was not mentioned by name; she hopes to become a stewardess with the airline company; she is also Miss Iceland and will be competing in the upcoming 10th annual Miss Universe pageant where John Daly said he would be a host reporter; from Iceland, city not mentioned; see more notes below)

    Game 3: Yogi Berra (b. 5/12/1925) (as Mystery Guest) John said that Yogi hit his 2000th hit last week in Los Angeles, California. . .moreless
  • EPISODE #572
    EPISODE #572
    Episode 45
    7/9/61
    10
    Game 1: David Gardner - "Operates Brewery" (salaried; he was wearing a kilt which was made from the plaid of the MacMillan / McMillan Clan; he works for Calder's Brewery in Alloa, Scotland; he previously worked for a hard liquor distiller and probably produced Scotch whiskey; from Stirling, Scotland)

    Game 2: Mrs. Bess Miller - "Dog Catcher" (salaried; she works for the town of Ocean City, New Jersey; from Beesleys Point, NJ)

    Game 3: Bill Cullen (2/18/1920 - 7/7/1990) (as Mystery Guest)

    Please visit: Matt Ottinger's Bill Cullen Tribute Page

    http://userdata.acd.net/ottinger/Cullen
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  • EPISODE #573
    EPISODE #573
    Episode 46
    7/16/61
    10

    Game 1: Joan Odell (Joan O'Dell)(b. 5/3/1932) - "Prosecuting Attorney for State of Florida" (salaried; she works for Dade County, 11th Judicial District)

    Game 2: Mr. D. E. Shunk (Dell Eugene Shunk) - "Makes False Teeth for Cows" (he works for Chapel Metal Products)

    Game 3: The McGuire Sisters (as Mystery Guest Trio)

    Christine McGuire (b. 7/30/1926)
    Dorothy McGuire (2/13/1928 - 9/7/2012)
    Phyllis McGuire (b. 2/14/1931)
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  • EPISODE #574
    EPISODE #574
    Episode 47
    7/23/61
    10
    Game 1: Helen Tweed or Helen Tvedt - "New York City Bus Driver" (salaried)

    Game 2: Gerry Moore - "Sheep Shearer"

    Game 3: Eartha Kitt (1/17/1927 - 12/25/2008) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Patricia Janis Broda - "Stockbroker" (salaried) . .
  • EPISODE #575
    EPISODE #575
    Episode 48
    7/30/61
    10
    Game 1: Mrs. Rose Marie Marston (RoseMarie Marston) - "Runs Marriage Bureau" (self-employed; she owns and operates the Scientific Marriage Center, which uses data from extensive psychological testing for the best marriage matches; from Denver, CO)

    Game 2: Carl A. Strand - "Makes Prefabricated Dog Houses" (self-employed; he owns the Carl A. Strand Company in Birmingham, Michigan; Carl Strand also helped design the Quonset Hut during WWII, and his metal dog house is built on the same principles and design; from Birmingham, MI)

    Game 3: Nancy Walker (5/10/1922 - 3/25/1992) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Sam Koza - "Race Track Bugler" (salaried; he plays the trumpet at both the Aqueduct and Belmont horse racing tracks; from Flushing, Long Island, NY) . .moreless
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  • EPISODE #576
    EPISODE #576
    Episode 50
    8/13/61
    10
    Game 1: Kenneth Battelle (b. 4/19/1927) - "Hair Stylist (Does Jacqueline Kennedy's Hair)" (salaried; he signed in as Mr. X and the panel was blindfolded, as Kenneth has styled both Dorothy's and Arlene's hair; he is employed by the Lilly Daché Salon, also seen as Lilly Dache Salon; from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Miss Zoe Ann Warberg (b. 3/1/1934) - "Judge" (salaried; she is a probate Judge, a 1959 Stanford Law School graduate and a former Miss Idaho 1952; from Twin Falls, ID)

    Game 3: Peter Lind Hayes (6/25/1915 - 4/21/1998) & Mary Healy (b. 4/14/1918) (as Mystery Guest Duo)

    Game 4: Mrs. Alfena Barton - "Building Contractor" (self-employed; she owns Al Barton & Company Building Contractors; from Chicago Ridge, Illinois)
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    EPISODE #577
    Episode 51
    8/20/61
    10
    Game 1: Jacques Picard (7/28/1922 - 11/1/2008) - "Deep Sea Explorer (Holds Depth Record of 7 Miles)" (he signed in as "X" and the panel was not blindfolded; self-employed; he spoke with a thick French accent; see notes below; from Switzerland)

    Game 2: Mrs. Ann Miles - "Dives 40 Feet Into Tank on Horseback" (salaried; she works during the summer at Steel Pier in Atlantic City, NJ; she mentions that the horse dives into eleven feet of water in a tank; her attire is a bathing suit and a helmet; she said that the horses are trained and dive on their own free will; originally from Star City, Arkansas; currently from Atlantic City, NJ)

    Game 3: Mitch Miller (7/4/1911 - 7/31/2010)(as Mystery Guest)

    STEEL PIER DIVING HORSES: What's My Line? loved the Steel Pier diving horses featured in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and featured this occupation 4 times: EPISODE #314 of June 10, 1956; EPISODE #451 of February 8, 1959; EPISODE #577 of August 20, 1961; and EPISODE #822 of July 17, 1966. See photos at this web site dedicated to the diving horses! - Suzanne (2006)

    STEEL PIER DIVING HORSES
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  • EPISODE #578
    EPISODE #578
    Episode 52
    8/27/61
    10
    Game 1: Emilio Pucci (Marchese Emilio Pucci di Barsento (11/20/1914 - 11/29/1992) - he signed in as "Mr. Y" but the panel was not blindfolded) - "Women's Sportswear Designer" (self-employed; John said that Pucci has a degree in political and social sciences from Reed College in Portland, Oregon; John also said that Pucci holds a doctorate in law but did not mention the college or university; John said that Pucci was a decorated pilot; Pucci was humble when John said that Pucci was a Marchese, which is the title of an Italian nobleman ranking above a count and below a prince; it was also mentioned that Pucci lives in a 1,000 year old castle which has recently been rewired to accommodate American appliances; from Italy)

    Game 2: Miss Mabel Stark (12/9/1889 - 4/20/1968) - "Tiger Trainer" (salaried; she works at Jungleland in Thousand Oaks, California where she works with up to 6 tigers at one time; she stated she was age 71; from Thousand Oaks, CA)

    Read a thoughtful yet somewhat sad article about this brave woman here:

    http://www.riprense.com/Mabel.htm

    Game 3: Connie Francis (b. 12/12/1937) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Bob Rola - "Sells & Demonstrates Yo-Yo's" (salaried; he works for the Duncan Yo-Yo Company; originally from the Philippines; currently from Teaneck, NJ)
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