What's My Line? - Season 4

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  • EPISODE #145
    EPISODE #145
    Episode 27
    3/8/53
    10
    FIRST EPISODE WITH STEVE ALLEN AS A REGULAR PANELIST

    Game 1: Miss Mary Flory - "Makes Cigars" (salaried; from Pennsylvania; she said the name of her home town so softly, not even Mr. Daly repeated it; it might have been Brookline, PA)

    Game 2: Mrs. Ruth Cooper - "Drives Garbage Truck" (self-employed; from Mercerville, NJ)

    Game 3: Jackie Gleason (2/26/1916 - 6/24/1987) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Jack Joyce - "Camel Trainer" (salaried; he donated his winnings to the Pollock Brothers Shrine Circus which benefits crippled children by means of the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a Masonic organization; from Ventura County, California)
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  • EPISODE #123
    EPISODE #123
    Episode 5
    10/5/52
    10
    Game 1: John Butler (John D. Butler) (8/4/1915 - 2/9/2010) - "Mayor San Diego, Cal" (salaried; from San Diego, CA; see more notes below)

    Game 2: Carl Mills - "Prison Warden" (salaried; he is the warden of a Georgia state prison which was not named on the show; from Atlanta, GA)

    Game 3: Bette Davis (4/5/1908 - 10/6/1989) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mrs. Irene Kuret - "Paper Hanger" (self-employed; from Indianapolis, Indiana)
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  • EPISODE #124
    EPISODE #124
    Episode 6
    10/12/52
    10
    Game 1: Miss Regife Westerby (John pronounced her first name as Reggie, probably a nickname) - "Gold Miner" (self-employed; tall blond attractive woman; she has a gold mine in Spearfish, South Dakota; John said she has holdings in Arizona also; from Spearfish, SD)

    Game 2: Edward Kaczynski - "Dog Catcher" (salaried; he works for the city of Passaic, New Jersey; from Passaic, NJ)

    Game 3: Ethel Barrymore (8/15/1879 - 6/18/1959) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Walter Biggs - "Sells Ether" (salaried; he works for the Squibb Company and sells many products, including ether; from New York City) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #125
    EPISODE #125
    Episode 7
    10/19/52
    10
    Game 1: Albert Cohen - "Buys and Sells Garlic" (he is a self-employed wholesaler; from the Bronx, NY)

    Game 2: Mrs. Rondi Stratton (b. 1928) - "Demonstrates Mattresses in Store Windows" (salaried; very articulate; she demonstrates Sealy mattresses for the Sealy Posturepedic Mattress Company; she said she performs "pantomime skits and skits to records," and travels all over Ohio for her job; from Cleveland, OH)

    Game 3: Eddie Fisher (8/10/1928 - 9/22/2010) (as Mystery Guest) He signed in as "PFC Eddie Fisher" - Private First Eddie Fisher

    Game 4: Mrs. Betty Gorman - "Lady Iceman" (salaried; she delivers ice; John also referred to her as an icelady; from Fulton, NY)
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  • EPISODE #126
    EPISODE #126
    Episode 8
    10/26/52
    10
    Game 1: Miss Toni Muir - "Policewoman" (salaried; from Greensboro, NC)

    Game 2: Saul Strone - "Marriage Matchmaker" (self-employed; from the Bronx, NY)

    Game 3: Herb Shriner (5/29/1918 - 4/23/1970) (as Mystery Guest) Host of "Two for the Money" from 1952-1956. (Sam Levenson was the host for the series' final year, 1957.)

    Game 4: Miss Elizabeth Gilfillan - "Face Lifter" (self-employed; currently from New York City, NY; she said that she was born in Minnesota, her father was a missionary to the Indians, and she went barefoot until she was 19 years old; she said that she is nearly 73 years old; she is very articulate and has lots of spunk and humor; she performs facelifts by teaching facial exercises, not by surgery) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #141
    EPISODE #141
    Episode 23
    2/8/53
    10
    Game 1: Miss Leila Dell Miller - "Minister" (self-employed; she is a travelling evangelist; from Columbus, GA) Game 2: Mrs. Mildred Landwehr - "Jazz Drummer" (self-employed; given her answers, she probably plays Dixieland Jazz; during her game, a propeller airplane can be heard passing overhead; from Trenton, NJ) Game 3: Jack Benny (2/14/1894 - 12/26/1974) (as Mystery Guest) There was not enough time left for a fourth game. - Suzanne (2004) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #128
    EPISODE #128
    Episode 10
    11/9/52
    10
    Game 1: Miss Ruth Marie Diamond - "United States Marine" (salaried; tomorrow, November 10, 1952, is the 177th anniversary of the U.S. Marines; from Knoxville, TN)

    Game 2: Miss Barbi Nierenberg - "Maternity Dress Buyer" (salaried; from Forest Hills, Long Island, NY)

    Game 3: Desi Arnaz (3/2/1917 - 12/2/1986) (as Mystery Guest)

    Per Gil Fates' logs, there was not enough time for the fourth scheduled game, a female "Poodle Clipper." - Suzanne (2008) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #149
    EPISODE #149
    Episode 31
    4/5/53
    10
    Game 1: Miss Betty Shingler - "Cures Hams" (self-employed; she cures the Country Cured Ham which is cured with sugar; she is the wife of the Governor of Georgia, Mrs. Herman Talmadge; from Lovejoy, GA; she stumped the panel)

     Game 2: Martin Ritter - "Makes Bridal Garters" (self-employed; he presented John with a lace garter and said, "Here's a Tonight's Fashion original"; from NYC, NY)

    Game 3: Red Buttons (2/5/1919 - 7/13/2006) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Sara Marlowe - "Trapeze Artist" (salaried; she works for the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus; Arlene guesses her line by saying "Trapeze Performer" during the free wild guess! Bennett then guesses her place of employment during the free wild guess!; she is a member of The Flying Concellos; John had her show her "strong and calloused" hands; she is currently performing at Madison Square Gardens) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #160
    EPISODE #160
    Episode 42
    6/21/53
    10
    Game 1: Miss Nancy James - "Lifeguard" (salaried; very cute; she works at Palisades Park Beach at Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey; she also teaches swimming and diving; from Brooklyn, NY)

    Game 2: Nick Christopher - "Breeds Worms" (self-employed; he is left-handed; from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

    Game 3: Olsen & Johnson (as Mystery Guest Duo)

    Ole Olsen (11/6/1891 - 1/26/1963)
    Chic Johnson (3/5/1896 - 2/25/1962)

    Game 4: Marshall Levine - "Bridal Consultant" (salaried; from Rochester NY) See notes below regarding a 2001 American Heritage Magazine article written by Marshall's son, David Levine, regarding David's search for a copy of this episode with his father's appearance on "WML?"
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  • EPISODE #155
    EPISODE #155
    Episode 37
    5/17/53
    10
    Game 1: Mrs. Frances Johnson - "Lighthouse Keeper" (salaried; from Whitehall, MI)

    Game 2: Edward Davies - "Makes Leg Make-Up" (salaried; he makes "Velva Film" for the Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics Corp. ; from Astoria, Long Island, NY)

    Game 3: Mickey Mantle (10/20/1931 - 8/13/1995) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: William L. K. Galloway - "Bagpipe Instructor" (salaried; he is a civil servant instructor for the U. S. Army Musical Department; from Washington, DC) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #121
    EPISODE #121
    Episode 3
    9/21/52
    9.9
    Game 1: Frank Steiner - "Beer Tester" (salaried; from Caldwell, NJ)

    Game 2: Miss Patricia Murphy - "Sells Mistletoe" (self-employed; from Detroit, MI)

    Game 3: Elsa Schiaparelli (9/10/1890 - 11/13/1973) (as Mystery Guest) She signed in as "Schiaparelli"; her nameplate read "Mme. Schiaparelli"

    Game 4: Franklin Lasky - "Ladies Hairdresser" (self-employed; from Amsterdam, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #122
    EPISODE #122
    Episode 4
    9/28/52
    9.9
    Game 1: Henry Byers - "Buys and Sells Banks" (self-employed; he is not a banker, instead, he buys banks, takes control, then sells them; John said he could not legally be termed a broker under the existing banking laws and stated that the term "bank broker" was being loosely used on the show; from Des Moines, IA)

    Game 2: Miss Jane Schmahl - "Teaches for Expectant Fathers" (salaried; from Chicago, IL)

    Game 3: Chuck Dressen (9/20/1894 - 8/10/1966) (as Mystery Guest) Charles Walter Dressen is the N.Y. Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team manager.

    Game 4: O. A. Cargill III (Arthur Cargill) - "Buffalo Rancher" (salaried; from Oklahoma City, OK; From the net I see that O. A. Cargill, an attorney, was the Mayor of Oklahoma City from 1923 to 1927. This person was most likely related to our contestant, possibly a father, grandfather or uncle.)
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  • EPISODE #157
    EPISODE #157
    Episode 39
    5/31/53
    9.9
    Game 1: Miss Betty Cope (b. 12/20/1928) - "Television Director" (salaried; she works for WEWS, a Scripps Howard station; 3 years ago, Steve Allen appeared on a Heart Fund program she directed, but he did not remember her; from Cleveland, OH; see more notes below)

    Game 2: Gil Woodworth - "Alligator Wrestler" (self-employed; the details of his job were not given; from Daytona Beach, FL)

    Game 3: Leo Durocher (7/27/1905 - 10/7/1991) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Alvin Hauser - "Teaches Knitting" (self-employed; the details of his job were not given; from Bayside, Long Island, NY)
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  • EPISODE #162
    EPISODE #162
    Episode 44
    7/5/53
    9.9
    Game 1: Miss Kay M. Chavin - "Raises Hair On Bald Heads" (salaried; John said she is with "The Thomas People" and she then stated that she has been a trichologist for 23 years; from Albany, New York)

    Game 2: Joseph Ciaccio - "Monkey Keeper (Lincoln Park Zoo)" (salaried; he chewed gum during his round; from Chicago, Illinois)

    Game 3: Judy Holliday (6/21/1921 - 6/7/1965) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Sidney R. Brown - "Sauerkraut Salesman" (self-employed; as he is standing up and shaking hands with John after his game, he says, "Walker Valley is proud of me tonight." - he evidently has roots in Walker Valley, NY, but during his sign-in he said he was from Brooklyn, New York) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #148
    EPISODE #148
    Episode 30
    3/29/53
    9.9
    Game 1: James Buck - "Army Paratrooper" (salaried; this is an extremely amusing segment with plenty of laughs, due to James' great sense of humor and entertaining style; he is a commissioned officer, but his rank is not mentioned; since he said that Bennett's guess of "General" was at the "wrong end," he must be a Lieutenant; he's off to fight in the Korean War tomorrow; from Indianapolis, IN; on a happy note, as of 2008, his name does not appear on the official lists of Korean War causalities, so he evidently survived the war)

    Game 2: Mrs. Sarah Cunius - "Snake Keeper" (salaried; he works at the Philadelphia Zoo; from Philadelphia, PA)

    Game 3: Zsa Zsa Gabor (b. 2/6/1917) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Laoma Byrd - "Runs Training Camp For Prize Fighters" (self-employed; African-American woman; from Pleasantville, NJ)
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  • EPISODE #146
    EPISODE #146
    Episode 28
    3/15/53
    9.8
    Game 1: Mrs. Lavaughn Garner - "Hotel Plumber" (salaried; she works at the Biltmore Hotel in her home town of Oklahoma City, OK; there was a rare program goof at the beginning of her game, because the flip cards were already set to $50, but John noticed this and turned them back to $0 at the start of her game)

    Game 2: Carl Lawson - "Makes Chicken Coops" (self-employed; he said that the company he works for is going to ship each WML panelist a 5 lb. box of frozen chicken meat; from Gainesville, GA)

    Game 3: Fred MacMurray (8/30/1908 - 11/5/1991) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Theodore Kaufman - "Fire Eater" (self-employed; from Astoria, Long Island, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #164
    EPISODE #164
    Episode 46
    7/19/53
    9.8
    Game 1: Mrs. Myrtle Dobbert - "Dynamiter" (salaried; from Elkhorn, Wisconsin)

    Game 2: Mrs. Jeannette DeHon - "Fraternity Housemother" (salaried; she works at the University of Florida; from St. Petersburg, Florida)

    Game 3: Ronald Reagan (2/6/1911 - 6/5/2004) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Jim Young - "Bird Bath Salesman" (self-employed; he sells bird baths made of clay and concrete; he donated his winnings to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis; from Mentor, Ohio) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #142
    EPISODE #142
    Episode 24
    2/15/53
    9.7
    Game 1: Jack E. Gellman (10/2/1914 - 11/23/1999) - "District Attorney" (salaried; from Niagara Falls, NY; he donated his winnings to the YMCA Building Fund in his home town; he humorously awarded a plaque to John, naming John an Assistant District Attorney in his staff; see notes below)

    Game 2: Mrs. Marie Beyer - "Runs Reducing Farm" (self-employed; heavyset woman; her company name is Englewood Milk Farm; from Englewood, NJ)

    Game 3: Paul Douglas (4/11/1907 - 9/11/1959) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Gustov Walldorf (or Gustav Walldorf) - "Bear Trainer" (self-employed; he owns the Walldorf Bear Farm in Oak Ridge, NY; from West New York, New Jersey, which is a town directly across the Hudson River from midtown Manhattan with a spectacular view of the NYC skyline)
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  • EPISODE #170
    EPISODE #170
    Episode 52
    8/30/53
    9.7
    Game 1: Miss Mildred Gilmore - "Private Eye" (self-employed; from Los Angeles, CA)

    Game 2: Miss Nancy Vrana - "Bartender" (salaried; from Chestertown, NY)

    Game 3: Ann Sothern (1/22/1909 - 3/15/2001) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: James Dennebaum - "Test Driver of Army Trucks" (salaried; John said that the occupation overlay screen was wrong and that he is actually a test driver of army tanks; from Schenectady, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #169
    EPISODE #169
    Episode 51
    8/23/53
    9.6
    Game 1: Mrs. Madeleine Park - "Buys Elephants For Circuses" (self-employed; from Katonah, NY)

    Game 2: Jerry Krandall - "Owns Diamond Mine" (self-employed; his diamond mine is in Brazil; he donated his winnings to an unnamed Detroit charity; from Detroit, MI)

    Game 3: Billy Rose (9/6/1899 - 2/10/1966) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: James Coan - "Minister" (salaried; from Ferrum, VA) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #166
    EPISODE #166
    Episode 48
    8/2/53
    9.6
    Game 1: Mrs. Candy Sheridan or Sheridon (illegible signature) - "U. S. Weather Man" (salaried; she works on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts; originally from Nashville, TN)

    Game 2: Al French - "Builds Prison Cells" (salaried; he works for Van Dorn Iron Works in Cleveland, Ohio; from Cleveland, OH)

    Game 3: Charles Coburn (6/19/1877 - 8/30/1961) (as Mystery Guest) He drew a monocle and cigar next to his signature on the sign-in board.

    Per Gil Fates' logs, there was not enough time for the next scheduled contestant, a male who was a "Toothpick Salesman." - Suzanne (2008) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #158
    EPISODE #158
    Episode 40
    6/7/53
    9.5
    Game 1: Mrs. Harry Sells (she includes the "Mrs." in her signature, which is rare, and John never asks her first name) - "Goat Farmer" (self-employed; from Chesterfield, IN)

    Game 2: Max Gilgore - "Corset Salesman" (salaried; he is employed by the Black Corset Company; from Philadelphia, PA)

    Game 3: Nelson Eddy (6/29/1901 - 3/6/1967) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mrs. Carole Frank - "Water Skiing Instructor" (salaried; from Atlantic Beach, Long Island, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #156
    EPISODE #156
    Episode 38
    5/24/53
    9.5
    Game 1: Mrs. Eleanore Falik - "Makes Water Pistols" (salaried; the company she works for was not mentioned; from Brooklyn, NY) Game 2: Norman Ruppert - "Makes Dental Chairs" (salaried; the company he works for was not mentioned; from Louisville, OH) Game 3: Don Ameche (5/31/1908 - 12/6/1993) (as Mystery Guest) There was not enough time left for a fourth game. - Suzanne (2004) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #167
    EPISODE #167
    Episode 49
    8/9/53
    9.5
    Game 1: Samuel Moser - "Money Belt Manufacturer" (self-employed; from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Mrs. Eve Enhelder - "Masseuse" (self-employed; from Minneapolis, MN)

    Game 3: Deborah Kerr (9/30/1921 - 10/16/2007) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mrs. Elizabeth Cudahy - "Fish Hook Inspector" (salaried; from Auburn, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #168
    EPISODE #168
    Episode 50
    8/16/53
    9.5
    Game 1: Donald Utz - "Sells Milking Machines" (salaried; from Newark, DE)

    Game 2: Mrs. June B. Wolfe (June Byers) (5/25/1922 - 7/20/1998) - "Professional Wrestler" (salaried; left-handed; managed by Billy Wolfe; she signed in with her promoter's surname Wolfe to avoid name recognition; John stated that she was the world champion lady wrestler; from Houston, TX; see notes below)

    Game 3: Fred Allen (5/31/1894 - 3/17/1956) (as Mystery Guest) He signed in as "Fred Allen, P.S. In Person"

    Game 4: Mrs. Peggy J. Smith - "Repairs Motorcycles" (self-employed; mechanic; from Columbus, OH)
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  • EPISODE #153
    EPISODE #153
    Episode 35
    5/3/53
    9.4
    Game 1: Charles G. Connor - "Racing Car Driver" (self-employed; he is in the Champion Spark Plug 100 mph Club; for his game, he removed his Champion lapel pin so the panel wouldn't ask about it during his walk-by; from Los Angeles, CA)

    Game 2: Mr. H. L. Gielow - "Makes Convicts Uniforms" (self-employed; his first name is never stated; from Atlanta, GA)

    Game 3: Shirley Booth (8/30/1898 - 10/16/1992) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Jacqueline Caravano - "Hat Check Girl" (salaried; she also checks coats; she dotted the "i" in her first name with a heart when she signed in; from New York, NY) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #154
    EPISODE #154
    Episode 36
    5/10/53
    9.4
    Game 1: Mr. Roswell W. Yorke - "Makes Telephone Booths" (salaried; from Massapequa, Long Island, NY)

    Game 2: Mr. Les J. Jackson - "Operates Skirt Blowing Machine" (salaried; he works at the Steel Pier Amusement Park in Atlantic City, New Jersey; from NJ)

    Game 3: Marilyn Maxwell (8/3/1921 - 3/20/1972) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mrs. Kathryn Mrazik - "Inspects Ammunition" (salaried; from New Haven, CT; see notes below) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #165
    EPISODE #165
    Episode 47
    7/26/53
    9.4
    Game 1: Jack Finden - "Hotel Bellboy" (salaried; he works at Philadelphia's landmark Bellevue-Stratford Hotel; from Philadelphia, PA; see notes below)

    Game 2: Donald Steckler - "Sells Babies' Teething Rings" (salaried; from New York, NY)

    Game 3: James A. Van Fleet (3/19/1892 - 9/23/1992) (as Mystery Guest) - "General U.S. Army"

    Per Gil Fates' logs, there was not enough time for the next scheduled contestant, a male who was a "Policeman." - Suzanne (2008) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #130
    EPISODE #130
    Episode 12
    11/23/52
    9.4
    Game 1: Russell Broden - "Pretzel Twister" (salaried; he hand twists the dough; from Scranton, PA)

    Game 2: Mrs. Marion Alexander - "Dresses Chorus Girls (Night Club)" (salaried; she is a former dancer; from New York, NY)

    Game 3: Eddie Anderson (9/18/1905 - 2/28/1977) (as Mystery Guest) He signs in as "Rochester" and his nameplate also shows "Rochester"

    Game 4: Mr. Theron Nicholas - "Sells Fire Hydrants" (salaried; from Dallas, TX) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #133
    EPISODE #133
    Episode 15
    12/14/52
    9.3
    Game 1: Miss Bee Gatling - "Dynamite Tester" (salaried; she works for DuPont Corporation; she chemically analyzes the moisture content of the explosive; from Charlotte, NC)

    Game 2: Mrs. Ann Breault - "Makes Boxing Gloves" (salaried; from the Bronx, NY; note - the way she signs her name, it looks like "Breailt" because she runs the "a" and the "u" together, but her surname is Breault)

    Game 3: Cesar Romero (2/15/1907 - 1/1/1994) (as Mystery Guest)

    Per Gil Fates' logs, there was not enough time for the fourth scheduled game, a female "Tax Collector." She eventually appears on EPISODE #135. - Suzanne (2008) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #159
    EPISODE #159
    Episode 41
    6/14/53
    9.3
    Game 1: Mrs. Yolande Reed - "Runs Nudist Camp" (self-employed; from Perryville, PA) Game 2: Mrs. Wynelle Davis - "Sells Fireworks" (self-employed; from Atlanta, GA) Game 3: Margaret Chase Smith (12/14/1897 - 5/29/1995) (as Mystery Guest) Senator from Maine. Game 4: Mrs. Eileen Tatro - "Fortune Teller" (self-employed; from Jacksonville, FL) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #163
    EPISODE #163
    Episode 45
    7/12/53
    9.3
    Game 1: Mrs. Leila Bulgrin (11/16/1923 - 1/27/1996) - "Federal Prosecuting Attorney" (salaried; John said she was from Los Angeles, California, and she later clarified that she is actually from Tujunga, CA)

    Game 2: Ted Pfiffer - "Makes Sea-Sick Pills" (salaried; from Bloomfield, New Jersey)

    Game 3: Duke Ellington (4/29/1899 - 5/24/1974) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Joseph Wagner - "Tea Bag Inspector" (salaried; from Weehawken, New Jersey)
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  • EPISODE #129
    EPISODE #129
    Episode 11
    11/16/52
    9.3
    Game 1: Tiny Heiden (Harold Heiden) - "Frog Catcher" (self-employed; for more than 8 months out of the year, he catches frogs in New York's Catskill Mountains; in spite of his nickname, he is heavy-set; from Hudson, NY)

    Game 2: Mrs. Kay Buell - "Hand Paints Men's Shorts" (self-employed; she paints men's underwear; from Erie, PA)

    Game 3: Walter Winchell (4/7/1897 - 2/20/1972) (as Mystery Guest) He signed in as "W. W." and used a kazoo to answer his questions.

    There was not enough time left for a fourth game. - Suzanne (2004) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #131
    EPISODE #131
    Episode 13
    11/30/52
    9.3
    Game 1: July Broder (Julius Broder) - "Herring Pickler" (the chalk broke during his sign-in; salaried; from the Bronx, NY)

    Game 2: Mr. D. Matvienko (Dimitri Matvienko)(11/15/1901 - 7/13/1994) - "Professional Knife Thrower" (self-employed; originally from Russia, now from the Bronx, NY)

    Game 3: Vic Damone (b. 6/12/1928) (as Mystery Guest) He signs in as "Cpl. Vic Damone" - Corporal Vic Damone - He states that his service in the Army will be completed in 4 months, and then he'll be getting out. He spoke highly of the Army. He is wearing his Army uniform.

    Game 4: Mr. Orren South - "Makes Dog Houses" (self-employed; from Cincinnati, Ohio)
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  • EPISODE #134
    EPISODE #134
    Episode 16
    12/21/52
    9.2
    Game 1: Miss Suzanne Zimser - "Racehorse Trainer" (salaried; she is 5 feet 8 inches tall; from Forest Hills, Long Island, NY)

    Game 2: Lester Reppert - "Makes Gold Bricks (U. S. Treasury)" (salaried; from Towaco, NJ)

    Game 3: Jeanette MacDonald (6/18/1903 - 1/14/1965) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Robert Mott (b. 9/27/1924) - "TV Sound Effects Man" (salaried; he works for CBS Television; from from Hackensack, NJ; see notes below)
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  • EPISODE #161
    EPISODE #161
    Episode 43
    6/28/53
    9.0
    Game 1: Bill Madden (William Madden, Jr.) - "Congressional Pageboy" (salaried; he interacts between the constituents and the congressmen; from Pittston, PA)

    Game 2: Miss Eileen Foster - "Makes Dog Blankets" (salaried; John explained that her product is actually a coat for dogs which snaps on to stay in place; from Brooklyn, NY)

    Game 3: Peter Lawford (9/7/1923 - 12/24/1984) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Dick DeMarzio - "Teaches Rollerskating" (salaried; left-handed; from Norwood, MA) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #119
    EPISODE #119
    Episode 1
    9/7/52
    8.9
    Game 1: Howard Lane - "Runs Roulette Wheel (Las Vegas)" (salaried; he works at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino; originally from Brooklyn, NY; currently from Las Vegas, NV)

    Game 2: George Green - "Sells Limburger Cheese" (salaried; from LaPorte, Indiana)

    Game 3: Eddie Bracken (2/7/1915 - 11/14/2002) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Phyllis Iannaci - "Steeplejack" (self-employed; John is short of time and does not ask her what city she is from.)
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  • EPISODE #132
    EPISODE #132
    Episode 14
    12/7/52
    8.8
    Game 1: Percy Lowery (6/20/1897 - 5/8/1967) - "Chairman of Parole Board (Ohio)" (salaried; he is a very distinguished-looking black man from Columbus, OH; see notes below)

    Game 2: Frank Hazard - "Raises Bugs (for Research)" (self-employed; he breeds flies, bedbugs, cockroaches and such for insecticide testing; from Wilmington, OH)

    Game 3: Edward R. Murrow (4/25/1908 - 4/27/1965) (as Mystery Guest) (Ed Murrow, as John Daly calls him, is a very famous pioneering radio and TV reporter; he had a good time playing his game, and used a high-pitched voice for his vocal disguise; he smoked a cigarette during his game)

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  • EPISODE #127
    EPISODE #127
    Episode 9
    11/2/52
    8.8
    Game 1: Miss Virginia Boydjieff - "Chiropractor" (self-employed; from Reading, PA)

    Game 2: Miss Alice Whitney - "Makes Sleeping Bags" (salaried; from Bloomfield, NJ)

    Game 3: Barry Fitzgerald (3/10/1888 - 1/14/1961) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Betty Skowronski - "Sings Birthday Telegrams (Western Union)" (salaried; from Bridgeport, CT)
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  • EPISODE #120
    EPISODE #120
    Episode 2
    9/14/52
    8.8

    Game 1: Miss Judith Georgescu - "Cancan Dancer" (salaried; from Paris, France)

    Game 2: Thomas J. Kalmanir, Jr. (Tommy Kalmanir)(3/30/1926 - 10/12/2004) - "Professional Football Player" (salaried; he is a halfback on the Los Angeles Rams football team; from both Reno, NV and Las Vegas, NV; Arlene wins the game during the free guess segment; see notes below)

    Game 3: Neva Jane Langley (1/25/1933 - 11/18/2012) (as Mystery Guest) Miss America 1953, from Macon, Georgia; she said that this is her first television appearance.

    Game 4: Mrs. Mima Novick - "Makes Fly Swatters" (salaried; she makes the insect swatters out of a vinyl resin material called Vinylite; from Cleveland, OH)
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  • EPISODE #136
    EPISODE #136
    Episode 18
    1/4/53
    8.8
    Game 1: Mrs. Ruth Mouzakes - "Grease Monkey on Locomotives" (salaried; she is a member of the AFL-CIO Firemen and Oilers Union, and works for the Long Island Railroad; from East Meadows, NJ)

    Game 2: Mr. Sylvan M. Edison - "Monocle Manufacturer" (self-employed; from Chicago, IL)

    Game 3: Rosalind Russell (6/4/1907 - 11/28/1976) (as Mystery Guest)

    Per Gil Fates' logs, there was not enough time for the next scheduled contestant, a female who "Teaches Hula Dancing." - Suzanne (2008) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #151
    EPISODE #151
    Episode 33
    4/19/53
    8.7
    Game 1: Stanley Parker - "Makes Pogo Sticks" (salaried; from New York City, NY; see notes below)

    Game 2: Claude Plummer - "Makes Dog Collars" (self-employed; from Tucker, GA)

    Game 3: Ida Cantor (5/15/1892 - 8/9/1962) (as Mystery Guest) "Mrs. Eddie Cantor"

    Game 4: Miss Rita Woodbury - "Window Washer" (salaried; she works for Weathermaster Alsco Corp., which makes windows with aluminum frames which are removable for ease of cleaning; from Boston, MA)
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  • EPISODE #140
    EPISODE #140
    Episode 22
    2/1/53
    8.7
    Game 1: Herbert Lamson - "Teaches Course in Marriage" (salaried; he works at Boston University in Boston, MA) Game 2: Miss Peggy Heckman - "Designs Ladies' Bathing Suits" (salaried; from Portland, OR; no company name was mentioned, but until 2002, Portland was the home of Jantzen Swimwear Corp., and she may have worked there; one other possibility is the White Stag Corp., another former Portland company which made swim suits among other items of apparel) Game 3: Irene Dunne (12/20/1898 - 9/4/1990) (As Mystery Guest) There was not enough time left for a fourth game. - Suzanne (2004) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #152
    EPISODE #152
    Episode 34
    4/26/53
    8.7
    Game 1: Jacob Hertzberg - "Makes Men's Spats" (self-employed; from Philadelphia, PA)

    Game 2: Miss Norma Moyer - "Rivets Army Cots" (salaried; she rivets Army cots made out of wood and canvas; from Wapwallopen, PA)

    Game 3: Harold Lloyd (4/20/1893 - 3/8/1971) (as Mystery Guest)

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  • EPISODE #139
    EPISODE #139
    Episode 21
    1/25/53
    8.7
    Game 1: William C. Lantaff (7/31/1913 - 1/28/1970) - "U.S. Congressman" (salaried; he is representing the state of Florida; from Miami, FL; see notes below)

    Game 2: Sol Jacobson - "Sells Policemen's Nightsticks" (self-employed; from Franklin Square, NY)

     Game 3: Margaret Truman (2/17/1924 - 1/29/2008) (as Mystery Guest)
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  • EPISODE #137
    EPISODE #137
    Episode 19
    1/11/53
    8.6
    Game 1: Wm. H. Stephenson (William H. Stephenson) - "Makes Drunkometers (To Test Intoxication)" (self-employed; he kisses Dorothy's hand during his panel walk-by!; he sells the meters to police departments; from Red Bank, NJ)

    Game 2: Miss Stephanie Radziwanowski - "Manages Monkey Farm" (salaried; she manages a monkey farm for the March of Dimes Foundation for use in medical research; John provided a PSA - Public Service Announcement - for the March of Dimes January 1953 campaign; from Pritchardville, SC)

    Game 3: Joe E. Brown (7/28/1892 -7/6/1973) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Matilda Lenk (Matilda Lenk, MD) - "Chiropodist" (self-employed; from New Britain, CT; a chiropodist is a specialist in care for the feet; chiropody is the branch of medicine concerned with the feet; the terms more in use today in 2004 are podiatrist and podiatry; Dr. Lenk has a 2004 net reference showing an office at 55 W. Main St., New Britain, CT) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #135
    EPISODE #135
    Episode 17
    12/28/52
    8.6
    Game 1: Miss Nellie Kokoszka - "Tax Collector" (salaried; she works for the City of Dudley, Massachusetts; she holds an elected position; the specific type of tax she collects was not mentioned; from Dudley, MA)

    Game 2: Bob Troast - "Makes Mud Packs" (salaried; she works for the Edna Wallace Hopper Cosmetics Company; from Elkhart, IN)

    Game 3: Sally Rand (4/3/1904 - 8/31/1979) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mrs. Madeline Woods - "Runs Pool Hall" (self-employed; from Belvidere, IL) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #138
    EPISODE #138
    Episode 20
    1/18/53
    8.6
    Game 1: Miss Mary Jane Hawkrigg - "Truant Officer" (salaried; from Brooklyn, NY)

    Game 2: Richard Hetsko - "Makes Babies' Rubber Panties" (salaried; from Dover, DE)

    Game 3: June Havoc (11/8/1916 - 3/28/2010) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Richard McMichael - "Manhole Cover Salesman" (salaried; from East Orange, NJ; this game is famous for being the first time Steve Allen asked his famous breadbox question)
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  • EPISODE #143
    EPISODE #143
    Episode 25
    2/22/53
    8.6
    Game 1: William Hartnett - "Rainmaker" (self-employed; he uses silver iodide to increase natural rainfall; he donated his game winnings to Father Flanagan's Boys Town; from St. Louis, MO)

    Game 2: Bernard Spooner - "Makes Bulletproof Vests" (self-employed; from Manhattan, NY, NY)

    Game 3: The DeMarco Sisters (as Mystery Guests) They signed in as "The 5 DeMarco Sisters" - They are:

    Anne DeMarco (11/1/1923 - 7/27/2004)
    Gina DeMarco (b. 5/11/1925)
    Gloria DeMarco (6/20/1928 - 8/1/1997)
    Terri DeMarco (9/29/1930 - 9/3/1999)
    Arlene DeMarco (b. 1/28/1933)

    Game 4: Mrs. Daisy Whitten - "Makes Heating Pads" (salaried; from Asheboro, North Carolina)
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  • EPISODE #144
    EPISODE #144
    Episode 26
    3/1/53
    8.5
    FINAL EPISODE WITH HAL BLOCK AS A REGULAR PANELIST

    Game 1: Ed Thomson (not Thompson) - "Turtle Trapper" (self-employed; from Yonkers, NY)

    Game 2: Roy Kauffman - "Saddle Maker" (salaried; he donated his winnings to the Heart Fund; from Scarsdale, NY)

    Game 3: Jane Froman (11/10/1907 - 4/22/1980) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Jack Russell - "Yo-Yo Demonstrator" (salaried; from Miami, FL)
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  • EPISODE #150
    EPISODE #150
    Episode 32
    4/12/53
    8.0
    Game 1: Miss Sadie Taylor - "Nurse For Baby Chimps & Gorillas" (salaried; elderly; from Staten Island, NY)

    Game 2: Mrs. Vera Critz - "Inspects Bath Towels" (salaried; she works for the Canon Towel Corp.; from Cabarrus County, NC)

    Game 3: Anna Magnani (3/7/1908 - 9/26/1973) - (as Mystery Guest) Her occupation overlay screen read "Italian Film Star Anna Magnani" and her name plaque read "Anna Magnani & Interpreter" - see notes below

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  • EPISODE #147
    EPISODE #147
    Episode 29
    3/22/53
    0.0
    LOST TO HISTORY - NO EXISTING KINESCOPE

    Game 1: "Hog Farmer" (a male)

    Game 2: "Makes Sailors' Pants" (a female)

    Game 3: Pat O'Brien (11/11/1899 - 10/15/1983) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: "Repairs Guns" (a male)

    I have supplied the contestant data from Gil Fates' handwritten show logs which do not include the names of the regular contestants. - Suzanne (2004) . .moreless
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