What's My Line?


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From Wikipedia:

What's My Line? is a weekly panel game show, which originally ran in the United States from 1950 to 1967 with several international versions and subsequent U.S. revivals. The game tasked celebrity panelists with questioning contestants in order to determine their occupations. It is the longest-running game show in the history of prime time network television. Hosted by John Charles Daly and with panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf, What's My Line? won three Emmy Awards for "Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show," in 1952, 1953 and 1958 and Golden Globe for Best TV Show in 1962.

In 1968 it returned in syndication as a daily production which ran until 1975. There have been several international versions, radio versions, and a live stage version.

Produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television, the show was initially called Occupation Unknown. The original series, which was usually broadcast live, debuted on Thursday February 2, 1950 at 8:00 p.m. ET. After airing alternate Wednesdays, then alternate Thursdays, finally on October 1, 1950 it had settled into its weekly Sunday 10:30 p.m. ET slot where it would remain until the end of its network run on September 3, 1967.

Highlights
Steve Allen on being a regular on What's My Line?
02:24
Betty White on appearing on What's My Line?, I've Got a Secret, and To Tell the Truth
01:47
Jayne Meadows on marrying Steve Allen and appearing on What's My Line?
05:58
Milton Delugg on composing the theme to What's My Line?
01:34
Tom Poston on acting as a panelist on To Tell the Truth and other Goodson-Todman game shows
04:09
Who talked about this show

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on being a regular on What's My Line?
02:24

Cyd Charisse

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Cyd Charisse on appearing as a mystery guest on What's My Line?
01:19

Milton Delugg

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Milton Delugg on composing the theme to What's My Line?
01:34

Frank Gifford

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Frank Gifford on his appearance on the TV show What's My Line?
02:30

Jayne Meadows

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Jayne Meadows on marrying Steve Allen and appearing on What's My Line?
05:58
Jayne Meadows on appearing on the panel of What's My Line? and on other game shows
05:22

Mitch Miller

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Mitch Miller on appearing on Person to Person with Edward R. Murrow, What's My Line? and Password
01:54

Robert Mott

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Robert Mott on appearing on What's My Line?
02:29
Robert Mott on appearing as a contestant on What's My Line? with host John Daly
02:32

Tom Poston

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Tom Poston on acting as a panelist on To Tell the Truth and other Goodson-Todman game shows
04:09

Jacques Pépin

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Jacques Pépin on appearing on What's My Line? and To Tell the Truth
03:55

Betty White

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Betty White on appearing on What's My Line?, I've Got a Secret, and To Tell the Truth
01:47

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