A panel of four celebrities tried to guess the occupation of the guest by asking a series of yes or no questions. The guest got $5 for each "no" answer. Panelists were blindfolded for the weekly mystery guest who was a celebrity. Some famous folks who dropped by: Warren Beartty, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Ty Cobb,Walt Disney, Ronald Reagan, Alfred Hitchock and Elizabeth Taylor.
Last Episode18x53 EPISODE #876 Aired: Sep. 03, 1967
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Series Fun Facts
- Mystery Guest Joe E. Lewis' biography, ''The Joker Is Wild,'' was due to come out October 31, 1955. It was published by panelist Bennett Cerf's firm, Random House.
- The telecast was live from New York and was sponsored by Remington electric shavers, with promotional consideration for American Airlines.
- This was Van Johnson's second appearance as Mystery Guest, but the first one in which the panelists actually got to guess his identity. Prior to his November 22, 1953 appearance, the fact…
[show]This was Van Johnson's second appearance as Mystery Guest, but the first one in which the panelists actually got to guess his identity. Prior to his November 22, 1953 appearance, the fact that he was going to appear on ''What's My Line?'' was mistakenly published. On that occasion, moderator John Daly merely told the panel to say hello to Van Johnson. After his identity was successfully guessed during this second appearance, Johnson admitted he had skipped a party the night before thrown by Bennett Cerf for fear he'd let his Mystery Guest status slip. Johnson was in New York City for the filming of ''Miracle in the Rain'' with Jane Wyman and Eileen Heckart.