What's My Line? (1950–1967)
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"The Incomparable" Hildegarde 

Actress Laraine Day joins the panel this evening, filling in for Arlene Francis. Regulars Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Bennett Cerf and Miss Day are introduced to the first contestant, a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dorothy Kilgallen ... Herself - Panelist
Fred Allen ... Himself - Panelist
Laraine Day ... Herself - Panelist
Bennett Cerf ... Himself - Panelist
John Daly ... Himself - Moderator (as John Charles Francis Daly)
Danny Cohen Danny Cohen ... Himself - Contestant
Zarine Austin Zarine Austin ... Herself - Contestant
Hildegarde ... Herself - Mystery Guest
Catherine Hand Catherine Hand ... Herself - Contestant
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Storyline

Actress Laraine Day joins the panel this evening, filling in for Arlene Francis. Regulars Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Bennett Cerf and Miss Day are introduced to the first contestant, a Brooklyn man, Mr. Danny Cohen. Mr. Cohen sells hot dogs at Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Miss Kilgallen almost immediately ascertains what he does and where he does it. The second contestant is a woman from Portland, Oregon, Zareen Austin. Miss Austin makes dice and stumps the panel. When asked, Miss Austin reveals that she does this in her home town and not in Las Vegas, as was suggested. The mystery celebrity guest is the famous cabaret singer, Hildegarde. Bennett Cerf pegs her but defers to Miss Kilgallen, who identifies her. John Daly makes another announcement, encouraging people with interesting jobs to write in as potential future contestants. Finally, Miss Catherine Hand, a chiropodist, signs in and Laraine Day determines Miss Hand's profession. For once, the show was running ... Written by johnmike59

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Genres:

Family | Game-Show

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1955 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The telecast was live from New York and sponsored by Stopette spray deodorant, with promotional consideration for American Airlines. See more »

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