What's My Line? - Season 13

CBS (ended 1967)


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Episode Guide

  • EPISODE #623
    EPISODE #623
    Episode 47
    Game 1: Miss Norma Nolan (b. 4/22/1938) - "Miss Universe" 1962 (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel was blindfolded) (Miss Nolan appeared in her pageant outfit of a long gown, a sash, a huge tiara and her scepter; except for one memorized line said in English after her game, she spoke practically no English, and looked to John for all her answers; she speaks fluent Spanish and Italian)

    Game 2: Mrs. Rita La Roy Corbett (10/2/1907 - 2/18/1993) - "Sells Yachts" (salaried; she sells yachts that are 25 feet long and stated the value of her yachts as "up to $100,000"; Rita was a former movie actress who performed under the name of Rita La Roy; from Los Angeles, CA)

    Game 3: Benny Goodman (5/30/1909 - 6/13/1986) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Mr. Jens Söderberg (Jens Soderberg) - "Professional Soccer Player" (salaried; his Elfsberg team played today at Randall's Island, NY in the International Matches, but unfortunately, his team lost; from Scandinavia, specifically from Borås, Sweden)
  • EPISODE #625
    EPISODE #625
    Episode 49
    Game 1: Wayne Linberg - "Sells Vacuum Cleaners For Horses & Cows" (self-employed; Mr. Linberg owns the Electric Cleaner Company which manufacturers the "Electro Groom" for horses and the "Dairy Vac" for cows at a cost of $189.50 each; his products are portable and weigh 80 pounds each; from Osseo, Wisconsin; as of 2006, this company is still in the same business and has a web site here: http://www.electriccleaner.com/ )

    Game 2: Mrs. Eileen O'Shea (6/30/1934 - 8/21/2009) - "Assistant District Attorney" (salaried; she works for the city of New York and was appointed in February 1962 by Frank D. O'Connor; she mainly handles appeals in criminal court cases; from Bayside, Long Island, NY)

    Game 3: Ginger Rogers (7/16/1911 - 4/25/1995) (as Mystery Guest) Bennett nabbed her identity FAST! Ginger Rogers is a first cousin to Bennett's wife Phyllis Cerf, so he certainly knew that she was in town.

    Game 4: Mrs. R. Sutanto - "Runs Finnish Health Bath (Sauna)" - (self-employed; she operated Erica's Sauna in Cue Gardens, Long Island, NY; from Jamaica, Long Island, NY)
  • EPISODE #626
    EPISODE #626
    Episode 50
    Game 1: Miss Sally Heanssler & Miss Nancy Heanssler (teen sisters, ages 15 and 18) - "Lobster Fisherman" (self-employed; they are also school students; from Maine)

    Game 2: Donald F. Duncan, Jr. (6/6/1891 - 5/15/1971) (he signed in as D. F. Duncan) - "Makes Yo-Yos" (self-employed; he is the President of the Duncan Yo-Yo Company; from Wilmette, IL)

    Game 3: Red Buttons (2/5/1919 - 7/13/2006) (as Mystery Guest) (He signed in as "Blue Zippers" - Red's birth name is Aaron Chwatt)

    Game 4: Frank N. Corrado - "Cleans Exterior of Empire State Building (102 Stories High)" (salaried; it takes 6 months to clean the exterior with the use of scaffolding; he works for a company that "sounded like" Rogel & Beth or Raugel & Beth; from New York, NY)
  • EPISODE #597
    EPISODE #597
    Episode 20
    Game 1: Mario DePita (Mario De Pita) - "Gondolier" (salaried; his father and grandfather before him were both gondoliers; a person must train for 10 years before they can become a full-fledged gondolier, and Mario is in his 8th year of apprenticeship; from Venice, Italy)

    Game 2: Mr. Teo Albers - "Makes Automatic Cow Washing Machines" (self-employed; Teo invented and manufacturers this specialized machine which washes a cow in 4 seconds using only 3 gallons of water per cow; from Artesia, California)

    Albers Manufacturing Company, Inc. is still in business as of 2006 and has a web site: http://www.albersdairyequipment.com/

    Game 3: Tuesday Weld (b. 8/27/1943) (as Mystery Guest) (She walked in on crutches!) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #608
    EPISODE #608
    Episode 32

    Game 1: Ray E. Dodge (Ray Edgar Dodge) (8/4/1900 - 3/28/1985) - "Makes Hollywood 'Oscars' (Trophy Manufacturer)" (self-employed; he owns the Dodge Trophy Company in Los Angeles, CA; John said that Ray Dodge was a previous United States Olympic Team runner and that he competed in the thousand-meter track event in the 1924 Olympics; the 1924 Summer Olympics were held in Paris, France; The Academy Awards Oscar trophy is made of tin with a gold plating; previously from Miami Beach, Florida)

    Game 2: Mrs. Lillie McGuire (7/27/1909 - 3/21/2002) (Mother of McGuire Sisters) - "Minister" (self-employed; from "near Dayton," Ohio; Reverend Lillie McGuire had previously appeared on a Goodson-Todman game show when she was the featured contestant in the first game of an episode of "To Tell the Truth" which was originally broadcast on February 3, 1959, with host Bud Collyer and the panel of Betty White, Ralph Bellamy, Kitty Carlisle and Tom Poston)

    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)

    Game 4: Henry L. Smith - "Shoes Race Horses (at Trotting Tracks)" (self-employed; he works at Roosevelt Race Track, which is also known as Roosevelt Raceway of Westbury, Long Island, New York; from Newburg, NY)

  • EPISODE #618
    EPISODE #618
    Episode 42
    Game 1: Miss Linda Humble - "Elevator Operator in Space Needle (Seattle World's Fair)" (salaried; last month, Linda was elected "Miss Seattle" Washington; she had a cute personality and she smiled a lot; from Seattle, WA)

    Game 2: Joseph Musico - "Makes Bridal Gowns" (self-employed; his company is Romance Bridal, Inc.; from Brooklyn, NY; see notes below about the spelling of his surname)

    Game 3: James Mason (5/15/1909 - 7/27/1984) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: James Smith - "Sergeant in Irish National Police" (salaried; he is appointed to his job and has been employed in this field for 35 years; he is in America for his son's wedding; from Dublin, Ireland) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #621
    EPISODE #621
    Episode 45
    Game 1: Miss Irene Ammons - "Probation Officer" (salaried; she works for the Court of Canyon County, Idaho; she was recently chosen as "Miss Idaho" and will later appear in the Miss America pageant; from Nampa, Idaho, which she described as being about 20 miles west of Boise)

    Game 2: Jay Thornburg - "Makes Nitroglycerin" (salaried; he is a chemical engineer and works for the Naval Propellant Plant in Indian Head, Maryland; originally from Kansas; currently from Washington, D.C.)

    Game 3: Walter Pidgeon (9/23/1897 - 9/25/1984) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Ann Williams - "Elephant Trainer" (self-employed; she works at Freedomland U.S.A., a theme park in the Bronx, New York, which was in operation from 1960 to 1964; originally from Houston, TX; currently from New York)moreless
  • EPISODE #620
    EPISODE #620
    Episode 44
    Game 1: Mrs. Irene Fischer - "Crab Fisherman" (self-employed; she catches Chesapeake Bay crabs; from Baltimore, MD)

    Game 2: Mrs. Dolores Carroll - "Does 'Human Bomb' Act (Blows Self Up With Dynamite)" (self-employed; she gets in a box with 2 sticks of dynamite 12" above her helmet-covered head. She exhales, to empty her lungs of air, and then her husband sets off the dynamite. The man who taught her this trick, Gene Beene, was a contestant on WML EPISODE #541 on December 4, 1960. He still travels with the act. It was not mentioned whether or not Dolores and Gene were related. From Chattanooga, Tennessee)

    Game 3: Anne Bancroft (9/17/1931 - 6/6/2005) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #592
    EPISODE #592
    Episode 15
    Game 1: Charles Goren (3/4/1901 - 4/3/1991) (he signed in as Chas H. Goren, and was referred to as "Mr. X" because the panel was blindfolded) - "World's Foremost Authority on Game of Bridge" (self-employed; he has personal sponsors; from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Miss Sally Lehman - "Lifeguard & Swimming Teacher at Men's College" (salaried; she works 18 hours per week at California Institute of Technology, which is also known as "Cal Tech" or "CalTech" in Pasadena, California; from Pasadena, CA)

    Game 3: Sir Michael Redgrave (3/20/1908 - 3/21/1985) (as Mystery Guest #2) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #593
    EPISODE #593
    Episode 16

    Game 1: Peter Elliott (9/29/1926 - 1/5/2013) & Chalmers Elliott (b. 1/30/1925) - "Football Coaches - University of Michigan Chalmers Elliott & University of Illinois Peter Elliott" (both are salaried; these men are brothers; Peter "Pete" Elliott is the coach for Univ of Illinois and Chalmers "Bump" Elliott is the coach for Univ of Michigan; both men are originally from Bloomington, IL)

    Game 2: Miss Lorraine Wilson - "Makes Monkey Cages" (self-employed; she designs and manufactures cages for monkeys; her cages are large, 7 feet high; she sells them through pet shops and magazine advertisements; John said that he has known Lorrie, as he called her, for a long time - he said they used to work together at a news program; from New York, NY)

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

    Game 4: Miss Nina God - "Professional Trumpet Player" (self-employed; she was first with the Israel Symphony Orchestra - aka Israeli Symphony Orchestra - and has also performed with other symphonies as well; she now performs in New York nightclubs; from New York, NY)

  • EPISODE #594
    EPISODE #594
    Episode 17
    Game 1: Father Nicholas Wegner (7/6/1898 - 3/18/1976) (The priest signed in as "X" and the panel was not blindfolded, he was referred to as "Father X") - "Director of Boys Town" (In 1948, Father Wegner became the second director of this legendary home for troubled boys. He followed Father Flanagan, who founded Boys Town in 1917. Father Wegner stated that there were about 900 boys currently at Boys Town. He served the organization for twenty-five years.)

    Game 2: Miss Suzie Schusler - "Grows & Sells Mistletoe" (self-employed; she is also a school student; her brother Jim Schusler started the holiday business 4 to 5 years ago; last year she earned $200 in income from her sales; from Sarasota, Florida)

    Game 3: Hugh O'Brian (b. 4/19/1925) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mr. Jacques Lemoine - "Director of 'What's My Line?' in Venezuela" (salaried; Jacques holds the role of moderator on the Venezuelan version of "What's My Line?" which he said is called "Mi Trabajo y Yo" which literally translates from Spanish to English as "My Job and Me" or roughly as "My Job and I"; originally from Paris, France, now from Venezuela)
  • EPISODE #624
    EPISODE #624
    Episode 48

    Game 1: Mrs. Beulah Gellert - "Makes Baseball Bats" (self-employed; she owns the Adirondack Bat Company and supplies quality bats to major league players such as recent July 15, 1962 mystery guest Willie Mays; from Dolgeville, NY)

    Game 2: Miss Caroline Schreiner (9/26/36 - 6/5/2012) - "Directs Air Traffic From Control Tower" (salaried; she works for the Federal Aviation Administration and routes 400 planes per day at the airport in Hutchinson, Kansas; John said that there were only about 25 or 30 female air traffic controllers in the United States; she is also a former U.S. Marine; from Hutchinson, KS)

    Game 3: Richard Chamberlain (b. 3/31/1934) & Raymond Massey (8/30/1896 - 7/29/1983) - "Dr. Kildare & Dr. Gillespie " (as Mystery Guest Duo) . .

  • EPISODE #595
    EPISODE #595
    Episode 18

    Game 1: Ralph Saggese (7/16/1906 - 10/5/1993) - "Owner of Peppermint Lounge (Home of 'The Twist')" (self-employed; he owns and operates the popular cocktail bar & dance spot on 45th Street in New York City; from Jackson Heights, New York)

    Game 2: Miss Dee Purcello - "Professional Bowler" (salaried; she gives lessons and exhibitions for her sponsor, American Machine & Foundry Co. aka AMF; from Omaha, Nebraska)

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

  • EPISODE #596
    EPISODE #596
    Episode 19
    Game 1: Eddie Asper - "Baby Walrus Keeper" (salaried; he bottle feeds his 400 pound young walruses a mixture of minced clams, whipping cream and vitamin supplements; although it was not mentioned, he works at Marineland of the Pacific; from San Pedro, California)

    Game 2: Mrs. Norma Godfrey (Dr. Norma Godfrey) - "Chiropractor" (self-employed; she is the only female D.C. practicing in Anchorage, Alaska; she graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa; from Anchorage, AK)

    Game 3: Sammy Davis Jr. (12/8/1925 - 5/16/1990) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #598
    EPISODE #598
    Episode 21

    Game 1: Gene Fullmer (7/21/1931 - 4/27/2015) - "Mink Rancher" (self-employed; he was also the 1957 to 1961 Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World; he was in New York to sell 400 mink skins at the New York mink auctions; from West Jordan, Utah)

    Game 2: Miss Natalie Kushmir - "Russian Interpreter (For U.S. State Department)" (salaried; she sometimes works directly with the United States President; originally from Siberia, Russia; currently from Washington, D.C.)

    Game 3: Ella Fitzgerald (4/25/1917 - 6/15/1996) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Joseph Greco - "Makes Telephone Booths" (salaried; he works for Sharon Metallic Company; from Brooklyn, New York) . .

  • EPISODE #610
    EPISODE #610
    Episode 34
    Game 1: Miss Mary Lou Sandher - "Easter Bunny at Macy's Department Store" (salaried; she works at Macy's "Bunnyland" in New York City; she is also a student and is studying dancing; originally from Lanceford, PA; currently from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Mr. M. O. Anderson - "Makes Church Pews" (self-employed; Milton "Bud" Anderson is the president of the Kawkawlin Church Furniture Company; from Kawkawlin, MI; as of 2006, Kawkawlin Church Furniture Manufacturing Company is still in business in Michigan and has a web page below)


    Game 3: Hedda Hopper (5/2/1885 - 2/1/1966) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #611
    EPISODE #611
    Episode 35
    Game 1: Mrs. Alansa Tucker - "Pigeon Trainer (U.S. Science Exhibit, Seattle World's Fair)" (salaried; left-handed; tall; she works for the U.S. Department of Commerce; she was originally from Ketchikan, Alaska, and was "Miss Alaska 1959" in the "Miss America 1960" contest, under her maiden name Alansa Rounds Carr; currently from Seattle, Washington)

    Game 2: Mrs. Joyce Markson - "Makes & Sells High Fashion Wigs" (self-employed; she sells wigs under her professional name of "Joyce Christopher"; from New York, NY)

    Game 3: Bob Cummings (6/9/1910 - 12/2/1990) (as Mystery Guest) (Bob has beautiful handwriting)
  • EPISODE #612
    EPISODE #612
    Episode 36
    Game 1: Mrs. Ann Schuling - "Makes Racing Silks For Jockeys" (self-employed; she has been in this occupation for 27 years; from West Hollywood, Florida)

    Game 2: Mrs. June Poplar - "Sells Life Insurance on Chickens" (salaried; she is employed by the Hoffman Singleton Insurance Company and insures chickens and turkeys against death from windstorm and hail damage; from Kansas City, MO; June is also the National Women's Scuba Diving Champion. In 1961, the two-woman team of Mary Edith "Mel" Lillis and June Poplar won the first International SCUBA Triathlon competitions in New Orleans.)

    Game 3: Abe Burrows (12/18/1910 - 5/17/1985) (as Mystery Guest) (He held up "yes" and "no" signs to avoid voice recognition.)

    Game 4: Franz Furtner (10/10/1907 - 8/22/1994) - "Balances on One Finger in Circus, the Famous 'UNUS'" (salaried; originally from Vienna, Austria, now from Sarasota, FL, he works for the Barnum & Bailey Circus; Unus is the Latin word for "one"; On the net, I found this 1953 quote from Ernest Hemingway, printed in a circus magazine: "In your dreams you watch Unus standing on one finger and you think: Look at such a fine, intelligent and excellent man making his living standing on one finger when most of us can't even stand on our feet.")
  • EPISODE #613
    EPISODE #613
    Episode 37
    Game 1: Stephen Schlossman - "Sells Ice Cubes" (self-employed; his product is "Vend Ice" and his company is "Vend Mart, Inc." He is from New York City, where he sells an average of 217,000 ice cubes per week during the winter; there is no relation to the current California corporation of the same name which was established in 1979)

    Game 2: Mrs. Maxine Rieger - "Operates Lie Detector" (self-employed; she studied at the Keeler Polygraph Institute, which was the first polygraph school; from Norfolk, VA)

    Game 3: Buddy Hackett (8/31/1924 - 6/30/2003) (as Mystery Guest) (He signed in as "Richard Burton") . .moreless
  • EPISODE #614
    EPISODE #614
    Episode 38

    Game 1: Edmund Hillary (7/20/1919 - 1/11/2008) - "Explorer, Conqueror of Mt. Everest" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel was blindfolded; he signed in as E. P. Hillary; John said that Hillary was in the United States to perform 81 lectures for World Book Encyclopedia; John also said that back home in England, Hillary is a beekeeper; Hillary said that Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was a chief inspector in a mountaineering school)

    Game 2: Mr. J. F. McGlone - "Sells Baby Rattles" (salaried; he works for a company with a name that sounds like the Play Key company; McGlone's wife gave birth to a baby 2 weeks ago; from Youngstown, Ohio)

    Game 3: Diahann Carroll (b. 7/17/1935) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: David Alden - "Pickle Salesman" (salaried; he is employed by Universal Pickle Works; from Newark, NJ) . .

  • EPISODE #616
    EPISODE #616
    Episode 40
    Game 1: Keith E. Davis - "Drill Sergeant for Women Marines" (salaried; he has been enlisted in the USMC since age 17; from Dunbar, West Virginia)

    Game 2: Miss Helen A. Wagner - "Vice-President of a Brewery" (salaried; she is employed by August Wagner Breweries, Inc., where they brewed the beer brands Augustiner and Gambrinus; from Columbus, Ohio)

    Game 3: Raymond Burr (5/21/1917 - 9/12/1993) (as Mystery Guest) (The overlay screen showed, "Raymond Burr, TV's Perry Mason") . .moreless
  • EPISODE #617
    EPISODE #617
    Episode 41
    Game 1: Mrs. Claire Dower - "Tax Collector" (salaried; she collects personal and property taxes for the borough of Spotswood, NJ, for 6000 residents; from Spotswood, New Jersey)

    Game 2: Fred Thomas - "Cow Manicurist (Trims Hoofs)" (self-employed; very tall; from Longmont, Colorado)

    Game 3: Rosemary Clooney (5/23/1928 - 6/29/2002) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #609
    EPISODE #609
    Episode 33
    Game 1: Al Ward - "Operates San Francisco Cable Car" (salaried; John announced that the guest is also a member of SAG, which is the Screen Actors Guild for actors; from San Francisco, CA)

    Game 2: Miss Sylvia Mendoza - "Income Tax Examiner" (salaried; she works for the IRS, the Internal Revenue Service; originally from Puerto Rico; her current residency was not mentioned, but she is most likely from New York)

    Game 3: Casey Stengel (7/30/1890 - 9/29/1975) (as Mystery Guest) (The audience gave him WILD applause!)

    Game 4: Miss Luisa Bisbini - "Juggler" (salaried; she works for Barnum & Bailey Circus; John said that she comes from an old circus family of Milan, Italy; this guest was most likely booked as a nod to the new What's My Line? opening sequence which starts out with a juggler; from Milan, Italy)
  • EPISODE #606
    EPISODE #606
    Episode 30

    Game 1: Mrs. / Col. Mary M. Rasmuson, U.S. Army (6/1/1911 - 7/30/2012) =and= Mrs. / Capt. Winifred Q. Collins, U.S. Navy (11/26/1911 - 5/5/1999) - "Commanding Officers of the WACS & WAVS" (salaried; Rasmuson has served in the service since 1942 and has earned a Bronze Star; Collins has earned a Legion of Merit medal; Rasmuson was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Collins was born in Montana and is now currently from San Francisco, California)

    NOTE: Mary M. Rasmuson previously appeared on EPISODE #348 of February 3, 1957 under the name Mary Lou Milligan.

    Game 2: Jack Katowitz - "Rents Reducing Machines" (self-employed; he works for the AAA Abbott Reducer Rental Company; from New York, NY)

    Game 3: Eddie Fisher (8/10/1928 - 9/22/2010) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Elise Simon (b. 9/28/1933) - "Television School Teacher (N.Y.C. Board of Education)" (salaried; she teaches a TV program named "The Wonder of Words" to 3rd and 4th graders on local channel 11; from New York, NY)

  • EPISODE #599
    EPISODE #599
    Episode 22

    Game 1: Paul Paterni (5/6/1907 - 2/5/1984) - "Chief of Counterfeiting Investigations (U.S. Secret Service)" (salaried; in his position as Deputy Chief, he is second in command to Secret Service Chief James Rowley; Paul has been employed by the Federal government for 29 years; Paul and John spoke of a recent counterfeiting ring in which a half-million dollars worth of bogus $10 and $20 bills were circulated primarily on the west coast of the United States; originally from Michigan; currently from Washington, D.C.)

    Game 2: George Sawyer - "Sells Ping Pong Balls" (salaried; he works for the Harvard Table Tennis Company; from Fitchburg, Massachusetts)

    Game 3: Polly Bergen (7/14/1930 - 9/20/2014) (as Mystery Guest)

  • EPISODE #601
    EPISODE #601
    Episode 24
    Game 1: Mr. Toots Shor (Bernard "Toots" Shor) (5/6/1903 - 1/23/1977) -(as Mystery Guest #1) "Owns Toots Shor's Restaurant" (self-employed; he owns a popular restaurant on 52nd Street in Manhattan, New York, NY; Toots and John Daly are especially good friends)

    Game 2: Mrs. Lilly Yokoi - "Does Trick Bicycle Act" (self-employed; she also signed her name in Japanese characters; she was born in New York City but moved to Japan at a young age, prior to grammar school; she is currently performing at New York's Latin Quarter; from Tokyo, Japan)

    Game 3: Johnny Carson (10/23/1925 - 1/23/2005) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Marco Levi Laurenti - "Makes Scissors" (self-employed; he is the President of an Italian company that sounds like Linda or Lindahl Manufacturing Company; originally from Italy; currently from both New York, NY and Milan, Italy)
  • EPISODE #602
    EPISODE #602
    Episode 25
    Game 1: Henry Barnes (12/16/1906 - 9/16/1968) (as Mystery Guest #1, he signed in as "Mr. X" and the panel was not blindfolded) - "Traffic Commissioner of N.Y.C." (salaried; he was appointed to his position on January 15, 1962; from New York, NY; see more notes below)

    Game 2: Mrs. Bertha Zema - "Mushroom Picker (in Cave)" (salaried; she has been employed in this field for 3 years and picks mushrooms in limestone caves for the Butler County Mushroom Farm in West Winfield, Pennsylvania; from Cabot, PA)

    Game 3: Horst Buchholz (12/4/1933 - 3/3/2003) (as Mystery Guest #2) "Arlene's Co-Star in One-Two-Three" . .moreless
  • EPISODE #619
    EPISODE #619
    Episode 43

    Game 1: Miss Midge Moore (Marjorie Moore) - "Captain of Charter Fishing Boat" (salaried; she is also a college student; from Saco, Maine)

    Game 2: David Huebert - "Makes Boomerangs" (salaried; he is also a school student; he works for Isbell Boomerang Company which is owned by one of his school teachers; from Corn, Oklahoma)

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

    Game 4: Mrs. Ruth Horan - "Judo Instructor" (self-employed; she works for both the YWCA & St. John's University; from Hollis, Long Island, NY) . .

  • EPISODE #603
    EPISODE #603
    Episode 27
    Game 1: Mr. T.J. O'Malley (10/8/1915 - 11/6/2009) - "Head of Launch Team for Astronaut Glenn" (salaried; he works for General Dynamics Corporation; he was recently involved with Project Mercury and Astronaut John Glenn, in the launch of the Mercury-6 on February 20, 1962; from Mt. Clair, New Jersey)

    Game 2: Mrs. Elizabeth Orchard - "Nut Farmer (Pecans)" (salaried; from Texarkana, Texas)

    Game 3: Olivia de Havilland (b. 7/1/1916) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Melba Liston (1/13/1926 - 4/23/1999) - "Jazz Trombonist" (self-employed; African-American; she stated that she learned to play the trombone in school and was a member of the school's marching band; in her current career, she has played with Dizzy Gillespie and Quincy Jones; currently from New York, NY)
  • EPISODE #604
    EPISODE #604
    Episode 28

    Game 1: Sargent Shriver (11/9/1915 - 1/18/2011) - "Director of Peace Corps" (as Mystery Guest #1, the panel was blindfolded and Shriver was referred to as Mr. X) (salaried; Shriver said the Peace Corps was established on March 1, 1960, and now had approximately 1000 people in 12 foreign countries)

    Game 2: Mrs. Rosa Kohl - "Peels Bananas" (salaried; she works for Sara Lee Corporation; Rosa stands at a conveyor belt and manually peels 900 bananas per hour for use in Sara Lee's Banana Cake; from River Grove, Illinois)

    Game 3: Van Cliburn (7/12/1934 - 2/27/2013) (as Mystery Guest #2) He will not be able to compete in the second Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Russia since he will be performing on the piano at the opening night (April 21, 1962) of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair (also known as the Century 21 Exposition). The International Tchaikovsky Competition is held every four years, and Van Cliburn took top honors in the first one in 1958. For more information, see Van Cliburn's August 3, 1958 WML appearance.

  • EPISODE #605
    EPISODE #605
    Episode 29

    Game 1: Father Joseph Dustin - "Jazz Banjo Player" (self-employed; his 7-man band is domiciled in Detroit, Michigan, and they have released two LPs on the Riverside label, titled "Songs Father Taught Me" and "More Songs Father Taught Me"; Father Dustin said that his recordings are the roaring 20s style of jazz, but he prefers Dixieland jazz; from St. Michael's Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois)

    Game 2: Miss Nancy Lowe - "Secretary to the 7 U.S. Astronauts" (salaried; she works for NASA's seven Mercury Project Astronauts: Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton, Gordon Cooper, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra; she sometimes works at Langley Field in Virginia and she sometimes works at Cape Canaveral in Florida; John said that she was the Twist champion of Cocoa Beach, Florida; from Poquoson, Virginia)

    Game 3: Keely Smith (3/9/1928 - 12/16/2017) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Bill Jones - "Sausage Maker" (self-employed; he works for his family business, Jones Sausage Company, which John Daly said has been in business since 1840; from Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin)

    The Jones Dairy Farm Sausage Company is still in business as of 2006. Visit their web site:

  • EPISODE #582
    EPISODE #582
    Episode 4
    Game 1: Miss Mabel Tom - "Blackjack Dealer (in Gambling Casino)" (salaried; Asian-American; she works for the Palace Club in Reno, Nevada, which was in operation from 1888 to 1979; Mabel has been in the USA for 13 years and was originally from Hong Kong; currently from Reno, NV)

    Game 2: Stephen Lange, DVM - "Horse Doctor" (salaried; Dr. Lange is a large animal veterinarian at Elmira Arabian Horse Farm where he also breeds Arabian horses; originally from Washington, DC; possibly currently from Elmira, NY, although the exact location of the horse farm was not mentioned)

    Game 3: Victor Borge (1/3/1909 - 12/23/2000) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #580
    EPISODE #580
    Episode 2
    Game 1: Gus Mauch (Alwyn Charles Mauch)(2/28/1902 - 4/16/1983) - he signed in as "Mr. X" but the panel was not blindfolded) - "Gus Mauch, Trainer for N.Y. Yankees" (salaried; from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Mrs. Jay Shore & Mr. Paul Shore (wife & husband team) - "U.S. Mailmen" (salaried; they each have a different rural route for the United States Post Office that they service by automobile; from Albuquerque, New Mexico)

    Game 3: Maria Fletcher (b. 6/23/1942) (as Mystery Guest) - "Miss America 1962" (John stated her full name of Maria Beale Fletcher and said that she maintained a 93% grade point average, which is an "A" average, in school; John also mentioned that she had briefly been with New York's Rockettes; from Asheville, North Carolina)

    Game 4: Dave Merifield - "Does Trapeze Act From Helicopter" (self-employed; most recently, he performed at Riverside Park in Springfield, Massachusetts; from Summit, New Jersey)
  • EPISODE #579
    EPISODE #579
    Episode 1

    Game 1: Buz Burke - "U.S. Senate Page Boy" (salaried; age 14, he is a school student and this is his summer work; John did not ask him what his probable nickname of Buz stood for; from Chevy Chase, MD)

    Game 2: Mrs. Kathryn Dees & Mrs. JoAnn Irvine - "Raise Pigs" (self-employed; the two friends have now owned K.J. Swine Breeders, Inc. for two years and raise purebred Yorkshire pigs; from De Ridder, Louisiana)

    Game 3: Ben Gazzara (8/28/1930 - 2/3/2012) (as Mystery Guest) (on crutches!)

    Game 4: Miss Mary Silchenstedt - "Lifeguard" (salaried; on September 20, 1961 she will become a college student at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY; from Bayville, NY)

  • EPISODE #628
    EPISODE #628
    Episode 52

    Game 1: Dorinda Nicholson - "Teaches Hula Dancing" (originally from Hawaii, now from Independence, MO; she won $50)

    Game 2: Ronald Nielsen (12/21/1941 - 6/15/2016) - "Chef at Women's College" (salaried; he is the head chef for 350 female students at Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, Missouri; from Columbia, MO; he won $50)

    Game 3: Carol Channing (b. 1/31/1921) (as Mystery Guest) Dorothy Kilgallen guessed her identity at $10. . .

  • EPISODE #627
    EPISODE #627
    Episode 51
    Game 1: Antony F. Matteresi - "Master Sergeant U.S.M.C. (Leader of The White House Dance Band)" (salaried; Abe Burrows guessed his identity, and all the cards were thrown over)

    Game 2: Suzanne Boltz - "County Jail Cook" (salaried; she works for the Larimer County Jail in Fort Collins, Colorado)

    Game 3: Shirley Jones (b. 3/31/1934) (as Mystery Guest) (She stumped the panel!)

    Game 4: T. J. Dane - "Buys Telephone Poles" (from Belmar, NJ) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #585
    EPISODE #585
    Episode 7
    Game 1: Mrs. Donna Abrescia - "Stunt Parachutist" (salaried; she works for ParaVenture, in connection with the 1961-1963 TV Series "Ripcord" which inspired the first widespread interest in parachuting as a sport; from Los Angeles, CA)

    Game 2: Ken Hale - "Sells Salt" (salaried; he works for the Morton Salt Company; from St. Louis, MO)

    Game 3: Piper Laurie (b. 1/22/1932) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #586
    EPISODE #586
    Episode 8
    Game 1: Steven Geiger - "Sells False Faces for Halloween" (salaried; he works for the Des-Art Brothers company; from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Mrs. Aileen Eaton (2/5/1909 - 11/7/1987) - "Licensed Boxing Promoter (Only Woman in U.S.)" (self-employed; she is married to Cal Eaton who promotes wrestling; from Los Angeles, California)

    Game 3: Yves Montand (10/13/1921 - 11/9/1991) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Anthony Stinis (aka Andy Stinis) - "Skywriter" (salaried; he works for Skywriting Corporation of America, which was established in 1922; he also invented a skywriting process called "Skytyping" and now his son Greg Stinis runs the business Andy started; from Jamaica, Long Island, New York)

    Visit their web page: Skytypers

  • EPISODE #587
    EPISODE #587
    Episode 10
    Game 1: Edward P. Durfee - "Poodle Clipper" (self-employed; he owns and operates the Musgrove Kennel; from Orangeburg, NY)

    Game 2: Harry Ellswood, Jr. - "Makes & Sells Balloons" (self-employed; he owns Ellswood, Inc. of Denver, Colorado, which appears to still be in business as of 2006; John said that Harry's father started the business; upon exiting, Harry gave an "Ellswood, Inc." advertising balloon to each panel member and the panel promptly inflated them; from Denver, CO)

    Game 3: Louella O. Parsons (8/6/1881 - 12/9/1972) (her sign-in name) (as Mystery Guest) Arlene Francis guessed Louella's identity. . .moreless
  • EPISODE #589
    EPISODE #589
    Episode 12
    Game 1: John Robert Russell, the 13th Duke of Bedford (5/24/1917 - 10/25/2002) - "The Duke of Bedford, Runs Ancestral Estate as Tourist Attraction" (self-employed; the panel was blindfolded and was not told his name, but he was not referred to as Mr. X or by any other pseudonym; he runs Woburn Abbey in England which was built in 1760 and is 40 miles north of London; in 1961, he stated the tour fee was only 32 cents; from England; previously, he had made an appearance on "To Tell The Truth" in 1958)

    Visit the Woburn Abbey Web Site:

    Game 2: Mrs. Phyllis J. Harriman - "Owns and Operates Cranberry Bog" (self-employed; she is an Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. co-op member; from Carver, Massachusetts)

    Game 3: Bob Hope (5/29/1903 - 7/27/2003) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Eileen Ford - "Subway Policewoman (N.Y. Transit Authority)" (salaried; from The Bronx, NY)
  • EPISODE #590
    EPISODE #590
    Episode 13
    Game 1: Mr. Kirpal Singh (he signed his name with characters which John Daly described as Persian) - "Rocket Designer" (salaried; he works for Aerojet-General Corporation and his specialty is Propulsion Systems for the Polaris Submarine Missile System; Mr. Singh is originally from Punjab, India, but is now from Roseville, CA; he is a graduate of Sacramento State College in Sacramento, California; John stated that Mr. Singh was also a contestant on WML in 1955; at that time, he worked for the Naval Yards as a marine engineer)

    Game 2: Miss Carole Chamberlain - "Does Underwater Act In Nightclubs" (salaried; she works for Bob Maxwell of Miami, Florida, at both the Marlin Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the Evergreen Hotel in Miami, Florida; from Akron, Ohio; John mentioned that 100 employees from the Akron Beacon Journal newspaper were in the audience)

    Game 3: Rudy Vallee (7/28/1901 - 7/3/1986) (as Mystery Guest) Rudy signed in as Rudy Vallée, with an accent on the first "e" of his surname. Rudy used the most wonderful high-pitched disguised voice that he described as his "Tommy Riggs voice." This is a reference to radio comedian Tommy Riggs who used a little girl's voice, dubbed "Betty Lou," as an imaginary friend in his radio skits. Rudy promoted his appearance in the 1961 Broadway musical written by Abe Burrows, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." . .moreless
  • EPISODE #584
    EPISODE #584
    Episode 6
    Game 1: Roger Maris - "Captain of Charter Fishing Boat" (self-employed; he takes his clients fishing in the Gulf of Mexico; he is no relation to "the" Roger Maris, the famous baseball player, but he told John that he has met the ballplayer and that he is a very nice person; from St. Petersburg, Florida)

    Game 2: Mr. Mohan Singh Rai - "Exports Monkeys (From India)" (self-employed; he exports for Vita Products in his hometown of Delhi, India)

    Game 3: Joe E. Lewis (1/12/1902 - 6/4/1971) (as Mystery Guest) He promoted his appearance at the Copacabana by writing "Copa" after his name on the sign-in board. . .moreless
  • EPISODE #615
    EPISODE #615
    Episode 39
    Game 1: Jim Hickman & Bob Goldner - "Navy Pilots (First to Find Astronaut Carpenter)" (both are salaried; James Hickman, USN was from Dallas, Texas, and Robert Goldner, USN was from New Jersey. They piloted the Lockheed P2V-7 "Neptune" aircraft in the search and rescue of Astronaut Lt. Cmdr. Scott Carpenter after his Mercury spacecraft overshot its landing area on May 24, 1962. They were the first to spot his "Aurora 7" Project Mercury capsule in the ocean.)

    Game 2: Mrs. Betty Bruce - "African Safari Guide" (self-employed; she operates the safari with her husband; the safari is not for hunting, but for sight-seeing and photography in Kenya and Tanganyika; from Owens Mills, MD)

    Game 3: Shirley Booth (8/30/1898 - 10/16/1992) (as Mystery Guest) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #583
    EPISODE #583
    Episode 5
    Game 1: Miss Pat Taggart - "Handles World Series Tickets (Secretary, New York Yankees)" (salaried; she started selling the World Series tickets six weeks ago, even though she receives request letters at the start of the baseball season, long before it is known whether or not the Yankees will be in the World Series; from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Richard Oths - "Sells Electric Toothbrushes" (salaried; he works for the E. R. Squibb Company, selling their "Broxodent" electric toothbrush which has been on the market for only 3 months; from Mt. Vernon, NY)

    Game 3: Gertrude Berg (10/3/1899 - 9/14/1966) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Paul Gordon - "Beer Tester" (salaried; he works for the F & M Schaefer Brewing Company in Brooklyn, NY, which produces Schaeffer Beer; from Brooklyn, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #607
    EPISODE #607
    Episode 31
    Game 1: Chubby Checker (b. 10/3/1941) (as Mystery Guest #1) - "King of the Twist" (self-employed; African-American; he promoted his appearance at the Copa in NYC)

    Game 2: Charles P. Schreck, Jr. - "Pretzel Twister" (salaried; he works for the Lititz Pretzel House, also known as the Julius Sturgis Pretzel House, which has made homemade pretzels for over 100 years, since 1861; from Lancaster, Pennsylvania; as of 2006, they are still in operation and pretzels can be ordered online: http://www.sturgispretzel.com)

    Game 3: Joan Collins (b. 5/23/1933) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Miss Lavinia Berdge - "Tests Lipsticks" (salaried; she works for both Hazel Bishop, Inc. & Lanolin Plus, Inc., testing lipsticks for taste, color, texture and kiss-proof wearing longevity; from Newark, NJ) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #600
    EPISODE #600
    Episode 23
    Game 1: Mark Goodson (1/24/1915 - 12/18/1992) & Bill Todman (7/31/1916 - 7/29/1979) - "Producers of 'What's My Line?'" (as Mystery Guest Duo and the panel was blindfolded; self-employed)

    Game 2: Miss / Dr. Dixie Cline (aka Dixie Cline, DVM) - "Veterinarian" (self-employed; from Akron, Colorado)

    Game 3: Bob Newhart (b. 9/5/1929) (as Mystery Guest #2)
  • EPISODE #622
    EPISODE #622
    Episode 46
    Game 1: Willie Mays (b. 5/6/1931) - "Outfielder, S.F. Giants" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel was blindfolded; Mays was not specifically referred to as a Mystery Guest and the normal form of questioning was used; Mays donated his game winnings to an unnamed charity) (Say Hey!)

    Game 2: Robert Shennum aka Bob Shennum (4/12/1922 - 1/17/2005) (he signed in as R. Shennum) - "Head of Design & Construction, Telstar Satellite" (salaried; this satellite was developed by his employer, Bell Telephone Laboratories for AT&T; Robert said Telstar took about one year to build at a cost of one million dollars; from Berkeley Heights, NJ)

    Game 3: Paul Anka (b. 7/30/1941) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Jack Lambert - "Weight Guesser (at Amusement Park)" (self-employed; he works at Palisades Park right now, but travels to other parks during the year; from Union City, New Jersey) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #588
    EPISODE #588
    Episode 11
    Game 1: Miss Margaret McKean - "Teaches New Dance Craze 'The Twist'" (salaried; she works at Arthur Murray Studios; from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Earle B. Collins - "Makes Glue" (salaried; he works at LePage's Glue, makers of the yellow liquid glue made from fish collagen; from Gloucester, Massachusetts)

    Game 3: Simone Signoret (3/25/1921 - 9/30/1985) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Constance Williams (aka Connie Williams) - "General Manager of Men's Pro Hockey Team" (salaried; she manages professional hockey; John correctly mentioned that she is the general manager of the Philadelphia Ramblers; it is unknown why Bennett incorrectly called her team the Philadelphia Rebels, but John did not correct Bennett; see more notes below; from Morristown, NJ) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #591
    EPISODE #591
    Episode 14
    Game 1: Miss Eva Adams (9/10/1908 - 8/23/1991) - "Director of the U.S. Mint" (salaried; John said that she was sworn in to her job by President John F. Kennedy, Jr. on October 30, 1961; from Reno, Nevada)

    Game 2: Nelson Cruz Arias - "Cow Dentist" (self-employed; he has a DDS degree, but left the "human" medical dental profession to work on cows; he is not a veterinarian; he puts crowns and bridges on the teeth of cattle; originally from Colombia, South America, now from Texas)

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

    Game 4: Ray Brown - "Bottles Champagne" (salaried; he works for the Taylor Wine Company of Hammondsport, New York; from Bath, New York) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #581
    EPISODE #581
    Episode 3
    Game 1: Samuel Yorty (10/1/1909 - 6/5/1998) (as Mystery Guest #1, he signed in as "Mr. X" but the panel was not blindfolded) - "Samuel Yorty, Mayor of Los Angeles" (salaried; Sam Yorty was the Mayor of Los Angeles, California from 1961-1973; from Los Angeles, CA)

    Game 2: Mrs. Gail Ryan Brown (Mrs. Gail Brown / Dr. Gail Ryan) - "Gives Anesthetic (MD)" (salaried; she is an anesthesiologist who is in her first year of residency at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City; she was recently married to Mr. Brown; from New York, NY)

    Game 3: Dick Powell (11/14/1904 - 1/2/1963) (as Mystery Guest #2) We are also treated to a cameo appearance by his wife June Allyson.