What's my Line

Game show What's My Line

Every Sunday night at 10:30pm on CBS, for 17 years the program we watched was 'What's My Line.' Based in New York City, it featured host John Daly and four celebrity panelists. Guests, or contestants, would allow the panelists to ask yes or no questions, trying to devine the contestant's occupation. Every time there was a 'no' answer, the next panelist would take over the questioning, and the contestant would win five dollars, with the possibility of winning a total of fifty dollars. The show usually featured a mystery guest, during which the panel was blindfolded so that they could not recognize the mystery guest, and the mystery guest usually used a false voice to further disguise their identity.

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February 2, 1950 - What's My Line, premier show, mystery guest Phil Rizzuto
Starring John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Louis Untermeyer, Harold Hoffman

October 5, 1952 - What's My Line, mystery guest Bette Davis
Starring John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis

July 19, 1953 - What's My Line, mystery guest Ronald Reagan
Starring John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis, Steve Allen

October 18, 1953 - What's My Line, mystery guest Eleanor Roosevelt
Starring John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis, Steve Allen

February 21, 1954 - What's My Line, mystery guest Lucille Ball
Starring John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Deoborah Kerr, Arlene Francis, Steve Allen

August 22, 1954 - What's My Line, mystery guest Johnnie Ray
Starring John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis, Steve Allen

September 5, 1954 - What's My Line, mystery guests Sal Maglie and Duke Snider
Starring John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis, Jack Carter

January 2, 1955 - What's My Line, mystery guest Eve Arden
Starring John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Betty Furness, Sam Levinson, Bennett Cerf

October 2, 1955 - What's My Line, mystery guests Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball
Starring John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis, Robert Q. Lewis

February 5, 1956 - What's My Line, mystery guest Kim Novak
Starring John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis, Desi Arnaz

August 26, 1956 - What's My Line, mystery guest Walter Pidgeon
Starring John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, Robert Q. Lewis, Bennett Cerf