What's My Line? - Season 8

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  • EPISODE #377
    EPISODE #377
    Episode 52
    8/25/57
    9.4
    Game 1: Everet Hamilton - "Runs School For Barbers" (self-employed; he runs the Molar Barber School and is totally bald; from Portland, Oregon)

    Game 2: Mrs. Vondon Francis - "Raises Pigs" (self-employed; she raises registered Hampshire Hogs; Gil's notes say she is 4'10" tall and weighs 96 lbs.; from Roxboro, North Carolina)

    Game 3: Gene Tierney (11/19/1920 - 11/6/1991) (as Mystery Guest)
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  • EPISODE #376
    EPISODE #376
    Episode 51
    8/18/57
    9.3
    Game 1: A. E. Lowthian (Albert Edward Lowthian) - "Footman (To the Lord Mayor of London)" (salaried; he appears in full costume and the panel is blindfolded, but the regular questioning format is used; from London, England)

    Game 2: Miss Eleanore Perrine - "Washes Cows" (salaried; she works for the Walker Gordon Diary Farm in Plainsboro, New Jersey and earns $1.22 per hour as she washes 1,650 cows by using water and a hose; from Monmouth Junction, NJ)

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

    Game 4: Miss Patricia Howard - "Policewoman" (salaried; she is 19 years old and has been employed as a police officer for one year; from Wauchula, Florida)
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  • EPISODE #375
    EPISODE #375
    Episode 50
    8/11/57
    10
    Game 1: Edie Adams (4/16/1927 - 10/15/2008) - "Broadway Actress Edith Adams, Mrs. Ernie Kovacs" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded; the regular questioning format is used; salaried; she wears short black lace gloves)

    Game 2: Miss S. Howard Collins (Seraphine Collins) - "Buys and Sells Race Horses" (self-employed; from London, England)

    Game 3: Jane Russell (6/21/1921 - 2/28/2011) (as Mystery Guest #2)
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  • EPISODE #374
    EPISODE #374
    Episode 49
    8/4/57
    10
    Game 1: Bill Barber "Makes and Sells Ant Houses (With Ants Included)" (self-employed; he calls them Antariums and they come in two sizes and sell for $3.00 & $6.00 at both Abercrombie & Fitch and Macy's department stores; he is a college student and the Antarium is helping to put him through school, which prompted Arlene Francis to humorously quip "My Ant put me through college"; from Denver, Colorado)

    Game 2: Mrs. Grace Clarke - "Fashion Model" (salaried; she works for Lynn's -- or maybe Linn's, Len's, Lens or Lenz! -- department store which she said caters entirely and completely to the larger woman; in Gil Fates' logs she is described as "older heavy woman"; from Houston, Texas)

    Game 3: Jayne Mansfield (4/19/1933 - 6/29/1967) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Florence Kelly - "Jazz Drummer" (salaried; she works at the 1-2-3 Lounge in Boston and has played the drums for professionally for seven years; from Boston, MA)
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  • EPISODE #373
    EPISODE #373
    Episode 48
    7/28/57
    10
    Game 1: Mrs. Eva V. Lamouret - "Chiropractor" (self-employed; pretty; she is licensed to practice in the state of Florida; John said that she was formerly in show business with the Ross Sisters Trio; from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Dorothy Kilgallen guessed her line at 6 down)

    Game 2: Richard O. Arther - "Operates Lie Detector" (salaried; he is employed by John B. Reed & Associates, specializing in scientific lie detection; from New York, NY; he won $50 by stumping the panel)

    Game 3: Robert Sterling (11/13/1917 - 5/30/2006) & Anne Jeffreys (b. 1/26/1923) (as Mystery Guest Duo) After Dorothy whispered in his ear and gave him the correct answer, Bennett Cerf guessed their identity at 8 down. John increased the prize to $50 when he flubbed the name of their television program.
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  • EPISODE #372
    EPISODE #372
    Episode 47
    7/21/57
    9.4
    Game 1: William J. Donovan - "Sells Pistols for Ladies (in Gay Colors)" (salaried; he designed this gun for his employer, the High Standard Manufacturing Company in Hamden, Connecticut; the small handgun comes in three colors: pink, turquoise and gold; John described the gun as "a sleek compact revolver with quick draw, non-snag sight and hammer, and a round butt grip" which "comes in a richly finished mahogany case"; from Hamden, CT; he won $50 by stumping the panel)

    Game 2: Mrs. Ruby Lyons - "Washes Cards For Gambling Casino" (salaried; elderly; she works at the Desert Inn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada; she won $50 by stumping the panel)

    Game 3: Julius LaRosa (b. 1/2/1930) (as Mystery Guest) Arlene Francis guessed his identity at $5 down.

    Game 4: Mrs. Mary Pettigrew - "Draft Board Clerk" (salaried; she won $50 when her game ran out of time at 5 down; from Concord, NC)
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  • EPISODE #371
    EPISODE #371
    Episode 46
    7/14/57
    9.2

    Game 1: Lew Hoad (aka Lewis Hoad) (11/23/1934 - 7/3/1994) - "World Champion Tennis Player" (salaried; the panel is blindfolded and the regular questioning format is used; he played Forest Hills today; he turned professional last week and has won the Wimbledon twice)

    Game 2: Mrs. Ruth Stewart - "Bail Bondsman (Puts Up Bail For People in Jail)" (salaried; attractive; from St. Louis, MO)

    Game 3: Anthony Franciosa (10/25/1928 - 1/19/2006) & Shelley Winters (8/18/1920 - 1/14/2006) (as Mystery Guest Duo) They signed in as "Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Franciosa" - They were married from 1957 to 1960.

    Game 4: Mrs. Bunny Yeager (3/13/1929 - 5/25/2014) - "'Cheesecake' Photographer" (self-employed; she has written a book; she is very tall and has blond hair; she took the famous Bette Page - aka Bettie Page - pictures; she has been a photographer for four years, and before that, she was a model; from Miami, FL)

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  • EPISODE #370
    EPISODE #370
    Episode 45
    7/7/57
    10
    Game 1: Cass Gaylord, Joe Schwartz & Lee Tannen - "TV Cameramen for What's My Line?" (as Mystery Guest Trio and the panel is blindfolded; the regular questioning format is used; salaried; Lee Tannen has been a WML camera operator for 8 years and sat next to John, Cass Gaylord has been a WML cameraman for 7 years and stood closest to John; Joe Schwartz has been a WML cameraman for 6 years and stood furthest from John; we learn that sometimes they wear Bermuda shorts while working, but they were in business suits tonight)

    Cass Gaylord (12/9/1921 - 4/17/1999)
    Joe Schwartz (10/18/1922 - 8/27/2004)
    Lee Tannen (12/19/1920 - 12/11/1983)

    Game 2: Nat Lawrence - "Operates DRUNKOMETER (Chemical Test For Intoxication)" (salaried; he is also the Deputy Sheriff of Dade County, Florida; from Miami, FL)

    Game 3: Buddy Hackett (8/31/1924 - 6/30/2003) (as Mystery Guest #2) He signs in with his name and draws the face of an Asian man.

    Game 4: Bruce Beebe - "Baby Sitter For Gorilla (Toledo Zoo)" (salaried; he stays with the young male gorilla for 8 hours each day; from Toledo, Ohio)
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  • EPISODE #369
    EPISODE #369
    Episode 44
    6/30/57
    9.5
    Game 1: Miss Betty Ford (b. 6/24/1927) - "Bullfighter" (she signed in as Miss X to avoid name recognition; self-employed; from McKeesport, Pennsylvania; no relation to THE Betty Ford, the wife of President Gerald R. Ford)

    Game 2: Mrs. Helen Tyler - "Teaches Course For Expectant Parents" (salaried; she is a nurse who works at Porter Hospital; from Denver, Colorado)

    Game 3: Sal Mineo (1/10/1939 - 2/12/1976) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mrs. Barbara Kiernen - "Helicopter Test Pilot" (salaried; she works for Omega Aircraft Company in New Bedford, Massachusetts; from Andover, MA)
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  • EPISODE #368
    EPISODE #368
    Episode 43
    6/23/57
    10
    Game 1: John LeClair Rice aka John Rice aka Johnny Rice (4/27/1918 - 1/1/2011) - "Major League Baseball Umpire" (salaried; he is in his third year as a major league umpire; from Chicago, Illinois; during his exit, he walks by the panel but does not shake their hands)

    Game 2: Mr. Muldoon & Mr. McCarthy & Mr. McDonough - "Make Chinese Food" (self-employed; no first names are given; they are the manufacturers of La Choy Food Products Company, which has been owned by Beatrice Foods since 1943; all men are from Archbold, OH)

    Update: The 1990 book "Beatrice: From Buildup to Breakup" by Neil R. Gazel shows that the guests in the second game were Edward M. Muldoon; William P. McCarthy; and Thomas McDonough. They were employed by Beatrice Foods in the LaChoy division. Their appearance on "WML?" tonight is mentioned on page 60 of the book, sections of which can be read via Google Book Search. - Suzanne (2008)

    Game 3: Gene Kelly (8/23/1912 - 2/2/1996) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Edward M. Spitz - "Makes Cosmetics For Dogs" (self-employed; he owns Westwood Laboratories and one product they produce is called Natural Eye; he donated his game winnings to the Humane Society of New York; from Los Angeles, CA)
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  • EPISODE #367
    EPISODE #367
    Episode 42
    6/16/57
    10
    Game 1: Ortensio Manes - "Police Commissioner of Rome, Italy" (salaried; he only speaks Italian and is accompanied by an interpreter from the United Nations Radio & Television Division named Marie Grazie Escalia (sp?); he donated his game winnings to a home for children in Rome; from Rome, Italy)

    Game 2: Mike O'Connell - "Marriage Counselor" (salaried; he works for the Family Service Agency which is supported by the Community Fund; from Portland, Oregon)

    Game 3: Peggy Lee (5/26/1920 - 1/21/2002) (as Mystery Guest) She signed in as Peggy Lee Martin.
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  • EPISODE #366
    EPISODE #366
    Episode 41
    6/9/57
    10
    Game 1: Captain J. W. Kittinger, Jr. (b. 7/27/1928) - "Balloon Test Pilot, Just Set Record, 96,000 Ft." (salaried; he is an officer in the U.S. Air Force and on June 2, 1957, Joseph Kittinger piloted a balloon into the stratosphere and set a height record of 96,000 ft. for the "Air Research & Development Command" department of the USAF; he stayed aloft for 2 hours; he stated that he would have stayed aloft for 6 hours had the radio system not malfunctioned, forcing him to communicate via Morse code; he previously was a jet pilot; from Orlando, Florida)

    Game 2: Miss Beryl Landau - "Lifeguard" (salaried; she works at Pine Lake Park in Peekskill, New York; she is a college student and this is her summer job)

    Game 3: Johnnie Ray (1/10/1927 - 2/24/1990) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Joseph Fuhrman - "Makes Perfumed Rice (To Throw At Weddings)" (salaried; he works for the Angelique Perfume Company; from Norwalk, Connecticut)
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  • EPISODE #365
    EPISODE #365
    Episode 40
    6/2/57
    10
    Game 1: Miss F. E. Willis (aka Frances Willis)(5/20/1899 - 7/20/1983) - "United States Ambassador To Norway" (salaried; she is a Vassar graduate and has been employed by the government for nearly 30 years; from Redlands, CA)

    Game 2: Marshall Bedol & Alan Bedol (fraternal twins) - "Make Bar Stools" (self-employed; they own MarshAllan Industries in Cleveland, Ohio)

    Game 3: Eddie Cantor (1/31/1892 - 10/10/1964) & Marilyn Cantor (b. 9/16/1921) (as Mystery Guest Duo)
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  • EPISODE #364
    EPISODE #364
    Episode 39
    5/26/57
    9.3
    Game 1: Miss Mirella Rocco - "African Big Game Hunter" (self-employed; Caucasian "White Hunter"; she said she was a technical consultant on the 1956 film "Beyond Mombasa"; it was not revealed that she was from Kenya, Africa until after her game)

    Game 2: Mrs. Marjorie Cook - "Makes Handcuffs" (salaried; she works for Smith & Wesson Firearms Corp; from Monson, MA)

    Game 3: Sammy Davis, Jr. (12/8/1925 - 5/16/1990) (as Mystery Guest)
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  • EPISODE #363
    EPISODE #363
    Episode 38
    5/19/57
    6.8
    LOST TO HISTORY - NO EXISTING KINESCOPE

    Game 1: "The Thunderbirds" United States Air Force Jet Team

    Game 2: "Weightlifter - Teaches Courses to Women" (a female)

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

    Game 4: "Minister" (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 (2005)
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  • EPISODE #362
    EPISODE #362
    Episode 37
    5/12/57
    8.6
    Game 1: The Ziegfeld Girls (1957 Ziegfeld Follies Girls) - "Showgirls in Current Ziegfeld Follies" - salaried; the panel was blindfolded but the regular questioning format was used; The Ziegfeld Girls members who appeared in full costume were

    Barbara Hall spokeswoman
    Roberta Brown
    Mickey Miller
    Ann (or Anne) Drake (b. 6/22/1930)
    Nancy Westbrook
    Charlotte Foley
    Denise Colette (7/8/1931 - 11/21/2005)
    Gloria Christie

    [Side Note: It has often been rumored (and listed on various web pages) that the Barbara Hall seen on tonight's episode was the woman who would become Barbara Feldon, the actress. However, this is not the case. The reports are in error. The Barbara Hall who appeared tonight on "What's My Line?" was definitely not the same person who would become Barbara Feldon. While it is true that Barbara Feldon's birth name was Barbara Hall and that she purportedly also danced for Ziegfeld in her early professional career, the similarities end there. The woman who sat next to John Daly tonight neither looked nor sounded anything like the famous actress of "Get Smart" fame. Barbara Hall is such a common name that there are 3 actresses listed on www.IBDb.com (Internet Broadway Database) and 9 women listed on www.IMDb.com (Internet Movie Database) who all have the same name. It is simply a coincidence. - Suzanne (2007)]

    Game 2: Chuck Wendel - "Drives Trotting Race Horses" (self-employed; he is a harness race driver who races with both trotters and pacers; the racing season opens on June 2, 1957; from Maquoketa, Iowa)

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

    Game 4: Mrs. Ruth Schaeffer - "Makes Steam Cabinets For Reducing" (self-employed; she owns the Battle Creek Equipment Company; Greer Garson likened the product to a "Slenderella machine"; from Bloomfield, NJ)
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  • EPISODE #361
    EPISODE #361
    Episode 36
    5/5/57
    10
    Game 1: J. E. Ragen (Joseph E. Ragen)(11/22/1986 - 9/22/1971) - "Warden of Joliet Prison, Joliet, Illinois" (salaried; a 1957 book written by Gladys A. Erickson titled "Warden Ragen of Joliet" has been published; he donated his game winnings to Boys Club and the Salvation Army; from Plainfield, IL)

    Game 2: Joseph Genova - "Sells Hangover Remedy" (salaried; he works for the Lansdale Pharmaceutical Company and sells a product called KL8; from Kansas City, MO)

    Game 3: Mickey Rooney (b. 9/23/1920) (as Mystery Guest) He signed in as "Joe Yule, Jr." which is his birth name.
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  • EPISODE #360
    EPISODE #360
    Episode 35
    4/28/57
    8.3
    Game 1: Jim Piersall (b. 11/14/1929) - "Center Fielder, Boston Red Sox" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel was blindfolded, but the normal questioning format was used; salaried)

    Game 2: Miss Esther Clair - "Sells Horse and Dog Medicine" (salaried; she works for Zarin Industries and sells a vitamin syrup; her employer's clients include Calumet Farms; from Miami, FL, where she won the title of "Miss Miami Beach 1954")

    Game 3: Paul Douglas (4/11/1907 - 9/11/1959) (as Mystery Guest #2)
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  • EPISODE #359
    EPISODE #359
    Episode 34
    4/21/57
    7.7
    Game 1: Miss Louise Mattot (pseudonym) - "Private Detective" (salaried; she works for Burns International Detective Agency; John explained that due to the nature of her work, her real name must be withheld and kept a secret; originally from Brussels, Belgium; currently from New York)

    Game 2: Joe Bivone - "Operates Tunnel of Love" (salaried; he operates a train ride at Palisades Park; from Teaneck, NJ)

    Game 3: Robert Young (2/22/1907 - 7/21/1998) (as Mystery Guest) (Robert Q. Lewis guessed his identity at $25 down.)

    Game 4: Bill Souhrada - "Hippopotamus Keeper, Bronx Zoo, New York City" (salaried; he feeds and cleans these animals which weigh over a ton; from New York, NY)
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  • EPISODE #358
    EPISODE #358
    Episode 33
    4/14/57
    8.1
    Game 1: Prince Michael Romanoff (2/22/1893 - 9/1/1971) - "Owner of Famous Hollywood Restaurant" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded; the regular questioning format is used; self-employed; his overlay screen read Price Mike Romanoff; he also has a restaurant in San Francisco, CA and is building one in Palm Springs, CA; he donated his winnings to the Red Cross)

    Game 2: Mrs. Evelyn Schilson - "Makes False Tails For Horses" (self-employed; she owns boarding stables and began making false tails for show horses; from Hamilton, IL)

    Game 3: Helen Hayes (10/10/1900 - 3/17/1993) (as Mystery Guest #2)
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  • EPISODE #357
    EPISODE #357
    Episode 32
    4/7/57
    10
    Game 1: Ted Atkinson (6/17/1916 - 5/5/2005) - "Jockey" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded; the regular questioning format is used; he is dressed in his jockey uniform; salaried)

    Game 2: Miss Ardella Parziale - "Inspects Bathtubs" (salaried; she works for the Crane Company in their Trenton Potteries Division in Trenton, New Jersey; originally from Mansfield, Ohio)

    Game 3: Fernando Lamas (1/9/1916 - 10/8/1982) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Frank Wayne (7/9/1917 - 3/18/1988) & Bob Howard - "Create Stunts For 'Beat The Clock'" (salaried; both are from New York, NY)
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  • EPISODE #356
    EPISODE #356
    Episode 31
    3/31/57
    8.3
    Game 1: Mrs. Evonne Gaines - "Runs Beauty School For Dogs" (self-employed; she owns the "Chez Beau" dog grooming salon; she has no relation to the "Gaines Dog Food" company; she said that her husband, Lawrence Gaines - or possibly Laurence Gaines - is a fashion designer; from New York, NY)

    Game 2: Ivan Chance (6/23/1910 - 12/28/1984) - "Auctioneer" (salaried; he works for Christie's of London which was founded in 1760 and will soon be 200 years old; from London, England)

    Game 3: Hedy Lamarr (11/9/1914 - 1/19/2000) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Clarence B. Litchfield - "Designs Prisons (Architect)" (self-employed; he recently completed the Brooklyn House of Detention; from Mamaroneck, New York)
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  • EPISODE #355
    EPISODE #355
    Episode 30
    3/24/57
    8.3
    Game 1: Mrs. Irene Gora - "Tests Zippers" (salaried; she works for Coats & Clark Corp.; from Hollis, Queens, NY)

    Game 2: Tom Eagleton (9/4/1929 - 3/4/2007) - "District Attorney of St. Louis" (salaried; he holds an elected post and is 27 years old; from St. Louis, Missouri)

    Game 3: Mamie Van Doren (b. 2/6/1933) (as Mystery Guest)
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  • EPISODE #354
    EPISODE #354
    Episode 29
    3/17/57
    8.6
    Game 1: Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (5/31/1898 - 12/24/1993) - "Minister" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded; the regular questioning format is used; salaried; his new book is titled "Stay Alive All Your Life" will go on sale tomorrow; a close-up of Look magazine is shown on the screen)

    Game 2: Miss Toni West - "Judo Instructor" (salaried; she works for Chris Freeland who previously trained men in the Marines; John is preoccupied by Toni's hourglass figure and forgets to ask her home town; Dorothy makes references to the fact that Toni resembles Marilyn Monroe)

    Game 3: Judy Holliday (6/21/1921 - 6/7/1965) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Mike Finningham - "Bellhop" (salaried; he has worked at the Edgewater Beach Hotel for many years; he was named "Bellboy of the Year" by Sigma Iota fraternity; from Chicago, Illinois)
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  • EPISODE #353
    EPISODE #353
    Episode 28
    3/10/57
    8.5
    Game 1: James C. Hagerty (5/9/1909 - 4/11/1981) - "White House Press Secretary" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded; the regular questioning format is used; salaried; from Washington, D.C.)

    Game 2: Mrs. Joyce Vidbel - "Elephant Trainer" (salaried; she works for the Hammond Martin Circus and will be performing at Palisades Park on April 12, 1957; from Windham, NY)

    Game 3: Charles Boyer (8/28/1899 - 8/26/1978) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Mrs. Vickie Negoescu - "Prison Guard" (salaried; she works at the Clinton Women's Reformatory; from Hampton, New Jersey)
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  • EPISODE #352
    EPISODE #352
    Episode 27
    3/3/57
    8.3
    Game 1: Miss June Finlayson - "Police Reporter (For Australian Newspaper)" (salaried; she works for the Sydney Sun; from Australia, she is also the current "Miss Australia")

    Game 2: Arch Poole - "Manages Diaper Service" (salaried; he works for the West End Diaper Service in Cleveland, OH; from Rocky River, Ohio)

    Game 3: Robert Mitchum (8/6/1917 - 7/1/1997) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Miss Renee Hart - "Stock Broker" (salaried; she works for Bache & Company; from New York, NY)
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  • EPISODE #351
    EPISODE #351
    Episode 26
    2/24/57
    7.8
    Game 1: Sandy Gamory (vocals), Gustav Sidell (sp?) (electric guitar) and Monsel Esaroon (sp?) (tall bongo drum) - "Calypso Trio" (the panel is blindfolded but the regular questioning format is used; self-employed; the trio of black men sings a Calypso style song they wrote called "What's My Line?" which lasts almost 90 seconds; the cute custom lyrics mention each regular panel member and John; only Sandy Gamory signed in, so we don't know the correct spellings of his two band mates; Dorothy incorrectly guesses that Sandy is the Jamaican Calypso singer known as Lord Flea)

    Game 2: Mrs. Fay Targove - "School Teacher" (salaried; she teaches the 3rd grade at PS 58 in New York City; from New York, NY)

    Game 3: Robert Wagner (b. 2/10/1930) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Charles Kaufhold - "Income Tax Agent" (salaried; he works for the Internal Revenue Bureau of the Treasury Department, now called the IRS; from Long Beach, California)
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  • EPISODE #350
    EPISODE #350
    Episode 25
    2/17/57
    8.0
    Game 1: Michael Todd (6/22/1907 - 3/22/1958) - "Producer, 'Around the World in Eighty Days'" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel was blindfolded, but the regular questioning format was used; self-employed; current husband of Elizabeth Taylor who is mentioned tonight)

    Game 2: Mrs. Jacqueline Leif - "Motorcycle Cop" (salaried; from Los Banos, CA)

    Game 3: Ginger Rogers (7/16/1911 - 4/25/1995) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Willem De Kempenaer - "Prints The Money For Holland" (self-employed; his family has been printing Holland's bank notes for 254 years; he is the 8th generation to run the family firm which prints the Dutch currency; from Holland)
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  • EPISODE #349
    EPISODE #349
    Episode 24
    2/10/57
    8.1
    Game 1: General Alfred M. Gruenther (3/3/1899 - 5/30/1983) (Alfred Maximilian Gruenther) - Two overlay screens read: "Former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe" and "President of American National Red Cross" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded; the regular questioning format is used; salaried; John comments that General Gruenther is the former NATO commander; John mentions recent floods in West Virginia and states that the Red Cross is attempting to collect a goal of $95 million dollars in charitable donations)

    Game 2: Samuel "By Golly" Frager (7/18/1896 - 4/1966) - "Makes Boxing Gloves" (self-employed; John does not ask his real first name, and Frager tells Bennett that "By Golly" is his nickname; from Chicago, IL)

    Game 3: Fred MacMurray (8/30/1908 - 11/5/1991) & June Haver (6/10/1926 - 7/4/2005) (as Mystery Guest Duo)

    Game 4: Ronald Preston - "Sewer Inspector" (salaried; the contestant chews gum during his game; from New York, NY)
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  • EPISODE #348
    EPISODE #348
    Episode 23
    2/3/57
    8.7
    Game 1: Miss Mary Lou Milligan (b. 6/1/1911) - "Head of Women's Army Corps, Col. Mary Milligan" (salaried; before she joined the WACS during WWII, she was a school principal; from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) NOTE: Mary Lou Milligan will make a future appearance on EPISODE #606 of March 25, 1962 under the name Mary M. Rasmuson. Game 2: C. O. Jacobs (Clarence Ollie Jacobs) - "Human Cannonball" (self-employed; he appeared to be at least age 60; from Jackson, Michigan) Game 3: Tab Hunter (b. 7/11/1931) (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Mrs. Gladys Heindel - "Packs Chewing Tobacco" (salaried; from York, Pennsylvania) . .moreless
  • EPISODE #347
    EPISODE #347
    Episode 22
    1/27/57
    9.1
    Game 1: Salvador Dali (5/11/1904 - 1/23/1989) - "Artist" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded; the regular questioning format is used; self-employed; he cleverly signs in by using a large paintbrush to paint his name on the sign-in board; unfortunately, there is no post-game conversation, he abruptly stands and exits)

    Game 2: Richard Evans - "Bullfighter" (self-employed; African-American; he has been bullfighting in Mexico for 3 years and has killed 178 bulls; from Boston, Massachusetts)

    Game 3: Lillian Roth (12/13/1910 - 5/12/1980) (as Mystery Guest #2)
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  • EPISODE #346
    EPISODE #346
    Episode 21
    1/20/57
    8.6
    Game 1: Bob Richards (b. 2/20/1926) - His overlay screens read "Bob Richards, Olympic Pole Vault Champion 1952 & 1956" & "Minister" (as Mystery Guest #1, he signed in as "X" and the panel was not blindfolded; the regular questioning format was used; salaried; he explained that he is not a Methodist minister, but a member of the Church of the Brethren; he donated his game winnings to the Hungarian Relief Fund; he was the original spokesperson for Wheaties cereal)

    Game 2: Mrs. Charlotte Price (she signed in under her husband's name, Mrs. Matt Price) - "Crochets Pockets For Pool Tables" (self-employed; elderly; she has been in this line since 1938 and sells her work to the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company; from Salina, Kansas)

    Game 3: George Gobel (5/20/1919 - 2/24/1991) (as Mystery Guest #2) He signed in as "Forge Fobel."

    Game 4: Wes Sutton - "Civilian Cook For U.S. Air Force" (salaried; from Belleville, Illinois)
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  • EPISODE #345
    EPISODE #345
    Episode 20
    1/13/57
    9.0
    Game 1: Muriel Fleit, Myrtle Verne & Mary Barber - "Secretaries to Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf)" (as Mystery Guests and the panel is blindfolded but the regular questioning format is used; salaried; their names were pre-signed on the sign-in board and when they walked on stage they put a check mark next to their respective names; John withheld the guests' city location information; they won $50 when John called the game on the basis of time; seating information is directly below)

    Muriel Fleit (b. 9/27/1927) - standing on the viewer's right side of the screen - Secretary to Arlene Francis
    Myrtle Verne - seated next to John Daly - Secretary to Dorothy Kilgallen
    Mary Barber - standing on the viewer's left side of the screen - Secretary to Bennett Cerf

    Game 2: Mr. Robin Roberts (9/30/1926 - 5/6/2010) - "President of Frozen Shrimp Company" (self-employed; he is the President of the Gold King Seafood Company; he is also the pitcher of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team; "most of the time" from Philadelphia, PA; he won $50 when John called the game on the basis of time)

    Game 3: Robert Montgomery (5/21/1904 - 9/27/1981) (as Mystery Guest; Bennett Cerf guessed his identity at $25. John flipped the cards to $50 which implied that a donation would be made to the National Nephrosis Foundation. John explained that Mr. Montgomery was very active in this charity organization which was gearing up for a big campaign in March 1957. Mr. Montgomery stated that he could be contacted at 140 W. 58th Street, NY, NY, should anyone wish to donate time or money to this organization which combats kidney disease.)
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  • EPISODE #344
    EPISODE #344
    Episode 19
    1/6/57
    8.4
    Game 1: Black Beaver (the Cheyenne name of 2nd Lt. Lawrence Hart) - "Marine Jet Fighter Pilot" (salaried; he is a full-blooded Cheyenne Native American Indian; from Oklahoma; his city was not mentioned, but there is a 2002 net reference to a Cheyenne Peace Chief, Mennonite pastor Rev. Lawrence Hart of Clinton, OK; by 2008, he has yet more net references which confirm that this is the same man who appeared tonight on WML?)

    Game 2: Luis Castañeda (Castaneda) - "Runs Roulette Table, Won $20.00 From Dorothy (At Gambling Casino in Havana)" (salaried; he runs a roulette wheel at Wilbur Clark's Casino located in The Nacional Hotel in Havana; originally from Spain, currently from Havana, Cuba)

    Game 3: Yul Brynner (7/11/1920 - 1010/1985) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mrs. Lillian Chidekel - "Takes TV Show Ratings (Door-To-Door Interviews)" (salaried; she takes polls for Pulse Rating Service; from the Bronx, NY)
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  • EPISODE #343
    EPISODE #343
    Episode 18
    12/30/56
    9.1
    Game 1: The Harlem Globetrotters - "Harlem Globetrotters Basketball Team" (as Mystery Guest Team and the panel was blindfolded, but the regular questioning format was used; salaried; 12 members of the team appear - names below; member Leon Hillard demonstrates some fancy dribbling on stage and spins the ball on his finger; John mentions that they won earlier today and the score was 75-53)

    Clarence Wilson (8/20/1926 - 9/18/1996), spokesman
    George "Meadowlark" Lemon (b. 4/25/1933)
    Charlie Hoxie (b. 3/11/1932)
    Roman Turmon (3/14/1933 - 6/8/2001)
    Andy Johnson (b. 11/8/1932)
    Woodrow "Woody" Sauldsberry (7/11/1935 - 9/3/2007)
    Carl Green (b. 1933)
    Leon Hillard (12/30/1931 - 3/14/1977)
    Willie Gardner (10/30/1933 - 9/28/2000)
    William "Pop" Gates (8/30/1917 - 12/1/1999) (Coach)
    Parnell Woods (2/6/1912 - 7/23/1977) (Business Manager)

    Game 2: Miss Kathryn Ann Mautz (b. 1/27/1930) - "Judge" (salaried; at age 24 she was elected to a two-year term; John said she handles traffic cases and was reputedly the youngest judge in the country; from Spokane, Washington)

    Game 3: Bert Lahr (8/13/1895 - 12/4/1967) (as Mystery Guest #2) His son Johnny is in the audience tonight. We learn that Johnny attended school with Bennett's son and also at one time danced with Dorothy's daughter Jill Kollmar.

    Game 4: Walter Grancher - "Sells Used Warships for U.S. Navy (Battleships, Destroyers, Etc.)" (salaried; he is a civil service employee; he sells only obsolete ships; from New York, NY)
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  • EPISODE #342
    EPISODE #342
    Episode 17
    12/23/56
    7.9
    Game 1: Salvatore Amato - "Gondolier" (salaried; from Portogruaro, Italy, which is "just outside of Venice, Italy")

    Game 2: Albert L. White, Jr. - "Vaccinates Chickens" (self-employed; from Forest Grove, New Jersey)

    Game 3: Steve Allen (12/26/1921 - 10/30/2000) & Jayne Meadows (b. 9/27/1920) (as Mystery Guest Duo) They sign in as "Jayne and Steve Allen" and donate their winnings to the Foster Parents' Plan For War Children.

    Game 4: Miss Brenda Feldman - "Pawnbroker" (salaried; from Boston, MA)
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  • EPISODE #341
    EPISODE #341
    Episode 16
    12/16/56
    8.7
    Game 1: Floyd Patterson (1/4/1935 - 5/11/2006) - "World Heavyweight Boxing Champion" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel is blindfolded; the regular questioning format is used; self-employed; he won the Middleweight gold medal in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics; his baby was born the night he won his recent Heavyweight championship)

    Game 2: Mrs. Heloisa Helena (Heloísa Helena - both H's in her name are silent)(10/28/1917 - 6/19/1999) - "Moderator of 'What's My Line?' In Brazil" (salaried; her signature was difficult to read, and she smiled and joked that it was not a hieroglyph; she is extremely personable; she states the name of the Brazilian "What's My Line?" in Portuguese as "Adivinha o que ele Faz?" and said that it translates to "Guess What He Does?"; from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; this game is notable because Heloisa Helena is the very first regular contestant to greet the panel post game)

    Game 3: Vincent Price (5/27/1911 - 10/25/1993) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Leonard Richheimer - "Corset Salesman" (salaried; he works for the Crown Corset Company; from Atlanta, GA)
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  • EPISODE #340
    EPISODE #340
    Episode 15
    12/9/56
    8.6
    Game 1: Dimitri Tiomkin (5/10/1899 - 11/11/1979) - "Oscar Winning Composer - Wrote Music For 'High Noon,' 'Giant,' 'The High and the Mighty,' Etc.'" (as Mystery Guest #1, he signs in as "Mr. X" and the panel is not blindfolded; the regular questioning format is used; famous film music composer; the panel was amazed that he was not a member of ASCAP or BMI and he explained that he belonged to a French society of composers; he was born in the Ukraine)

    Game 2: Mrs. Isabelle Hemphill - "Makes Nightcaps For Bald-Headed Men" (self-employed; at the end of the game, John Daly shows us one of the caps; from San Francisco, California; see notes below)

    Game 3: Shelley Winters (8/18/1920 - 1/14/2006) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Charles Black - "Racetrack Bookie" (self-employed; Arlene asked him to demonstrate the signals; from Scotland)
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  • EPISODE #339
    EPISODE #339
    Episode 14
    12/2/56
    9.2
    Game 1: Frank Gifford (b. 8/16/1930) - "Halfback on N. Y. Giants Football Team" (he signed in as F. Newton Gifford and the panel was not blindfolded; the regular questioning format was used; salaried; he was involved in 4 touchdowns today; John said he was named All-American with USC in 1952; from Bakersfield, California)

    Game 2: Mrs. Maxine Rosen - "Sells Mistletoe" (salaried; from Detroit, Michigan)

    Game 3: Milton Berle (7/12/1908 - 3/27/2002) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mrs. Florence H. Poole - "Dog Catcher" (salaried; from Chatham, Ontario, Canada)
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  • EPISODE #338
    EPISODE #338
    Episode 13
    11/25/56
    9.0
    Game 1: W. H. Brett (William H. Brett) (12/31/1893 - 4/10/1989) - "Director of the United States Mint" (salaried; from Cleveland, Ohio)

    Game 2: Kathleen & Fred Esgen - "Pub Keepers" (self-employed; this husband and wife team own "The Sussex" pub in London, England; they are in America to travel and to promote tourism in Britain; John explained that the term "pub" evolved from "public house")

    Game 3: Charles Laughton (7/1/1899 - 12/15/1962) (as Mystery Guest)
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  • EPISODE #337
    EPISODE #337
    Episode 12
    11/18/56
    8.7
    Game 1: James L. Kilgallen (7/11/1888 - 12/21/1982) - "Dorothy's Father" "Newspaperman (International News Service)" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel was blindfolded, but the regular questioning format was used; Jim Kilgallen is considered one of the great reporters of his day)

    Game 2: Mrs. Olive Hodgkinson - "Guide In Cave (Wookey Hole Cave, Somerset, England)" (self-employed; the cave operations have been in her husband's family for 500 years; 75 miles from Stonehenge; still in operation in 2005; from an area near Wells, Somerset, England)

    Game 3: Nanette Fabray (b. 10/27/1920) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Eugene P. Ryan - "Paints Fire Hydrants" (salaried; there are 14,000 hydrants in his home town; from Cleveland, Ohio)
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  • EPISODE #336
    EPISODE #336
    Episode 11
    11/11/56
    10
    Game 1: Victor W. Nixon - "Professional Mind Reader" (self-employed; his professional name is The Great Nixon; he is the father of Vic Perry, the "plugola" guest on WML? EPISODE #278 of October 2, 1955; from Aldershot, Hampshire, England; see notes below)

    Game 2: Mrs. Elsie Lawrence - "Packages Reducing Pills" (salaried; she packages Amplus, a prescription-only drug made by the Charles Pfizer Company; using the Rx tablets, she has lost 40 lbs. and has 55 lbs. more to go; from Long Island City, NY)

    Game 3: Walt Disney (12/5/1901 - 12/15/1966) (as Mystery Guest)
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  • EPISODE #335
    EPISODE #335
    Episode 10
    11/4/56
    8.6
    Game 1: Jack O'Brian (8/6/1914 - 11/5/2000) - "Television Critic" (salaried; his column is syndicated through King Features and he is associated with the New York Journal-American newspaper; it was mentioned that his wife Yvonne was in the WML control booth)

    Game 2: Don Poynter (Donald Poynter) - "Inventor & Manufacturer of Whiskey Flavored Toothpaste" (self-employed; John stated that he also makes a Whiskey Flavored Mouthwash, and Don said he wanted to give a year's supply of it to the panel, although he may have been joking; from Cincinnati, OH; see notes below)

    Game 3: Beatrice Lillie (5/29/1894 - 1/20/1989) (as Mystery Guest)

    Game 4: Mrs. Trema Swift - "Models False Teeth" (salaried; from York, PA)
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  • EPISODE #334
    EPISODE #334
    Episode 9
    10/28/56
    8.7
    Game 1: Mrs. Jean Chapman - "Ferry Boat Pilot" (salaried; she pilots a 200-passenger ferry boat between Mare Island and Vallejo; from Vallejo, CA; she stumped the panel and won the full $50)

    Game 2: Milton Meier - "Raises Worms" (self-employed; from Priddy, TX, which he said is 135 miles SW of Fort Worth and Dallas; he won the full $50 by default)

    Game 3: Charlton Heston (10/4/1923 - 4/5/2008) (as Mystery Guest) With an assist from Arlene, Dorothy Kilgallen identified him at $5.

    Game 4: Bob Foss - "Owns & Operates Turkish Bath" (self-employed; he owns what sounded like the Loopsaw Baths in Chicago; from Chicago, IL; he won the full $50 by default)
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  • EPISODE #333
    EPISODE #333
    Episode 8
    10/21/56
    10
    Game 1: Alan Jay Lerner (8/31/1918 - 6/14/1986) & Frederick Loewe (6/10/1901 - 2/14/1988) - "Lerner & Loewe" "Wrote Words & Music For 'My Fair Lady'" (as Mystery Guest Duo and the panel was blindfolded, but the regular questioning format was used; both are self-employed)

    Game 2: Don Smith (Donald Smith) - "Owns and Operates Pig Hatchery" (self-employed; breeds pigs; from Washta, IA, which he described as "the coldest spot in Iowa")

    Game 3: Bishop Fulton J. Sheen (5/8/1895 - 12/10/1979) (as Mystery Guest #2) He donated his winnings to the 300 leper colonies that are run by the church; see notes below.

    Game 4: Alexander McGechin or McGeachin - "Bagpipes Expert (Plays, Sells, Repairs, Etc.)" (salaried; he was all smiles and had a lovely accent; see notes below; from Scotland)
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    EPISODE #332
    Episode 7
    10/14/56
    10
    Game 1: Mr. C. C. Robertson (Charlie Robertson) (1/31/1897 - 8/23/1984) - "Nut Broker (Buys and Sells Pecans)" (self-employed; he is a former major league baseball pitcher who pitched a perfect game in 1922 Bennett guesses his line)

    Game 2: Miss Ann Tidwell - "Deals Cards In Gambling Casino (Reno, Nevada)" (salaried; she works at the Mapes Hotel and Resort Casino; her home town is not revealed until after the game; from Reno, NV; Arlene guesses her line)

    Game 3: Jo Stafford (11/12/1917 - 7/16/2008) (as Mystery Guest) Bennett Cerf identified her at $10.

    Game 4: Barbara Hammer (6/29/1930 - 8/31/1994) - "TV Comedy Writer (Has Written For Danny Thomas, Ray Bolger, Buddy Hackett, Etc.)" (she won the full $50; she wrote several "Mr. Magoo" cartoon character stories from 1954 to 1955 as listed on IMDB)
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  • EPISODE #331
    EPISODE #331
    Episode 6
    10/7/56
    9.4
    Game 1: Sal Maglie (4/26/1917 - 12/28/1992) - "Pitcher, Brooklyn Dodgers" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel was blindfolded but the regular questioning format was used; salaried; on May 15, 1956, Sal was purchased by the Brooklyn Dodgers from the Cleveland Indians; Sal said he had bought his suit at the clothing store where Phil Rizzuto was employed, American Tailors)

    Game 2: Howard J. Fine - "Designs Maternity Clothes" (self-employed; from Boston, MA)

    Game 3: Ann Miller (4/12/1923 - 1/22/2004) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Mrs. Jennie Walker - "Taxicab Driver" (self-employed; elderly; from Macon, MO)
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  • EPISODE #330
    EPISODE #330
    Episode 5
    9/30/56
    10
    Game 1: George Stevens (12/18/1904 - 3/8/1975) - "Movie Producer-Director, Shane, A Place in the Sun, Giant" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel was blindfolded, but the regular questioning format was used; self-employed; his works include "I Remember Mama" (1948), "A Place in the Sun" (1951), "Shane" (1953) and "Giant" (1956) among others)

    Game 2: Mrs. Diana R. Hartley - "African Big Game Hunter" (self-employed; Caucasian; born in Ireland; currently from Kenya, Africa; see notes below)

    Game 3: Claudette Colbert (9/13/1903 - 7/30/1996) (as Mystery Guest #2)

    Game 4: Mrs. Ida Frandsen - "Puts Strings on Yo Yos" (salaried; she works for the Donald Duncan Yo-Yo Company in Luck, Wisconsin; John said that a team of 7 women string 80 gross of yo-yos per day - I did the math, and that adds up to 11,520 toys per day for a whopping 1,645 completed toys per woman; from Luck, WI)
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  • EPISODE #329
    EPISODE #329
    Episode 4
    9/23/56
    10
    Game 1: June Taylor (12/14/1917 - 5/16/2004) & the June Taylor Dancers - "June Taylor Dancers of Jackie Gleason Show" (as Mystery Guest Group and the panel was blindfolded, but the regular questioning format was used; there were 32 members of the dancing group on stage surrounding John Daly, described as 16 dancers and 16 "Glea Girls")

    Game 2: Captain Al Beale - "Suez Canal Pilot" (salaried; from College Park, MD)

    Game 3: William Holden (4/17/1918 - 11/16/1981) (as Mystery Guest #2) He signed in as Bill Holden.

    Game 4: Earl Knauer - "Makes Moth Balls" (salaried; originally from Walnut Grove, PA; currently from Davidsville, PA)
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  • EPISODE #328
    EPISODE #328
    Episode 3
    9/16/56
    10
    Game 1: Jacques-Yves Cousteau (6/11/1910 - 6/25/1997) - "World's Foremost Underwater Explorer" (as Mystery Guest #1, he signed in as "X" and the panel was not blindfolded; self-employed; John told the panel that he would not reveal the guest's name or where he was from; John referred to Cousteau as "Captain" during the post-game chat; mentioned were his book and 1956 film both titled "The Silent World" or "Le Monde du Silence" in French; originally from France)

    Game 2: Miss Lucille Campion - "Repairs False Teeth" (salaried; from Sunnyside, Long Island, NY)

    Game 3: William Bendix (1/14/1906 - 12/14/1964) (as Mystery Guest #2)
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  • EPISODE #327
    EPISODE #327
    Episode 2
    9/9/56
    10
    Game 1: James C. Petrillo (3/16/1892 - 10/23/1984) - "James Caesar Petrillo, President of American Federation of Musicians" (as Mystery Guest #1 and the panel was blindfolded, but the regular questioning format was used; salaried; in addition to being the President of the Musician's Union, aka AFM, he is also the Vice-President of the AFL-CIO labor union; he plays the trumpet and had played a duet with former President Harry S. Truman)

    Game 2: Mr. Takishi Takesawa or Takeshi Takasawa (he signed his name in Japanese characters, and Mr. Daly stated his name, but said that he preferred to be called Casey) - "Pearl Diver" (salaried; as his English was limited, he was accompanied by an interpreter, Mr. K. Mura; originally from Kobe, Japan, now from Chicago, IL; see more notes below)

    Game 3: Edie Adams (4/16/1927 - 10/15/2008) & Ernie Kovacs (1/23/1919 - 1/13/1962) (as Mystery Guest Duo) "Ernie Kovacs & Edith Adams"
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  • EPISODE #326
    EPISODE #326
    Episode 1
    9/2/56
    8.8
    Game 1: Rear Admiral William R. Smedberg, III (9/28/1902 - 10/5/1994) - "Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis)" (as Mystery Guest #1 he signed in as X; salaried; Smedberg became the superintendent at the famed naval academy in Annapolis, Maryland on March 15, 1956; originally from Arizona, currently from Annapolis, MD)

    Game 2: Mrs. Mamie Cody - "Professional Knife Thrower" (self-employed; she stated that her family is distantly related to Buffalo Bill Cody; she is touring with her husband and daughter; from Bristol, TN)

    Game 3: Marisa Pavan (b. 6/19/1932) (as Mystery Guest #2) The overlay screen misspelled her first name, reading: "Marissa Pavan"

    Game 4: Ken Sherman - "Makes Handcuffs" (salaried; this is his summer job, he is a college student; from Springfield, MA)
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