Stump the Stars TV Game Show

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This television show is one of the only television shows that has been broadcast on all four of the networks that existed during the 'Golden Age' of television, including the Dumont Network. Mike Stokey created the show, originally called "Pantomime Quiz" in 1947 for a local Los Angeles television station. It was popular enough to be picked up first by the CBS network, and ran until 1959 nationally. In 1962 the show was revived as "Stump the Stars" and ran off and on again until 1970. The shows below are from the 1963 season and feature the original creator Mike Stokey and many of the movie and television stars of the time.

There were two teams of four contestants competing against each other. Three members of each team were regulars appearing every week, with one special guest star to anchor each team. Each team tried to solve a pantomime as quickly as possible.

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February 25, 1963 - Stump The Stars Game Show with Nina Foch and Michael Landon
Starring Beverly Garland, Stubby Kaye, Richard Long, Ruta Lee and Tommy Noonan

May 27, 1963 - Stump The Stars Game Show with Nick Adams and Paula Prentiss
Starring Beverly Garland, Stubby Kaye, Richard Long, Ruta Lee and Sebastian Cabot

August 19, 1963 - Stump The Stars Game Show with Ed Begley and Jeanne Crain
Starring Beverly Garland, Stubby Kaye, Hans Conried, Ruta Lee and Sebastian Cabot

September 9, 1963 - Stump The Stars Game Show with Dean Jones and Roger Smith
Starring Beverly Garland, Stubby Kaye, Ross Martin, Ruta Lee and Sebastian Cabot