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Season 01, Episode 01 Phil Rizzuto

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Feb 2, 1950
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Phil Rizzuto Feb 2, 1950 Game 1: Miss Pat Finch - ""Hat Check Girl"" (from Sherman Billingsley's Stork Club; from Manhattan, New York) Game 2: Arthur Feinberg - ""Diaper Service Executive"" (he is a salesman for the Cascade Diaper Service; from Brooklyn, New York) Game 3: Dr. Seymour Kolodny - ""Veterinarian"" (S. W. Kolodny, DVM, works primarily with household cats and dogs; his veterinary office is in Greenwich Village, from Forest Hills, New York) Game 4: Phil Rizzuto (as Mystery Guest, and his game was played last) His winnings were donated to the Heart Fund; he stated that he lives in New Jersey.Seventeen and one-half years later, the first 3 regular contestants also make an appearance on the final What's My Line? episode on September 3, 1967. Clips from this first episode are aired.These are the nine early episodes from 1950 to 1952 which are still in existence: EPISODE #1, EPISODE #2, EPISODE #3, EPISODE #5, EPISODE #20, EPISODE #31, EPISODE #40, EPISODE #42, EPISODE #96. Then, from EPISODE #112 unt

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Season 01, Episode 02 Elliot Roosevelt

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Feb 16, 1950
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Elliot Roosevelt Feb 16, 1950 Game 1: Miss Caroline Weston - ""Lady Wrestler"" (from Queens, Long Island, NY) Game 2: Edward Eisen - ""Income Tax Collector"" (from Brooklyn, NY; In 1950, the due date for filing U.S. individual income tax returns was March 15th. The IRS due date did not change to April 15th until 1955.) Game 3: Elliott Roosevelt (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Miss Karen Archer - ""Teaches Dancing"" (from New York City, NY; in error, the television audience is not shown Karen's occupation, we simply have to play along with the panel) A backup profession was listed in Gil Fates' notes for a private detective, who was on the following episode.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Artie Shaw

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Mar 2, 1950
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Artie Shaw Mar 2, 1950 Game 1: Mr. Cormac McGowan - ""House Detective"" (from the Bronx, NY; a house detective is an in-house private detective who is employed by a hotel or retail store; McGowan named the hotel he works for, but there was so much applause and background panel chatter noise that it was hard to discern) Game 2: Mrs. Linda Stone - ""Housewife"" (from the Bronx, NY; it's a wonder the panel got this one, because John said that she was ""self-employed"" when she is actually ""unemployed""!) Game 3: Artie Shaw (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: William Ulman - ""Exterminator"" (from Brooklyn, NY) A backup profession was listed in Gil Fates' notes for a high school principal.

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Season 01, Episode 04 EPISODE #4

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Mar 16, 1950
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EPISODE #4 Mar 16, 1950 Game 1: An Irish consul Game 2: A lighthouse keeper Game 3: Gypsy Rose Lee (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: A tree surgeon A backup profession was listed in Gil Fates' notes for a female physician.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Elsa Maxwell

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Apr 12, 1950
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Elsa Maxwell Apr 12, 1950 Game 1: Arthur Eldridge - ""Circus Chimpanzee Trainer"" (for Ringling Brothers Circus, which we only find out about because Louis asks him; from Elgin, IL) Game 2: Miss June Harbour - ""Lawyer"" (from Long Island, NY) Game 3: Elsa Maxwell (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Walter Seidel - ""Chimney Sweep"" (from Brooklyn, NY) A backup profession was listed in Gil Fates' notes for a song plugger.

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Season 01, Episode 06 EPISODE #6

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Apr 26, 1950
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EPISODE #6 Apr 26, 1950

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Season 01, Episode 07 EPISODE #7

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May 10, 1950
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EPISODE #7 May 10, 1950

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Season 01, Episode 08 EPISODE #8

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May 24, 1950
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EPISODE #8 May 24, 1950

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Season 01, Episode 09 EPISODE #9

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Jun 7, 1950
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EPISODE #9 Jun 7, 1950

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Season 01, Episode 10 EPISODE #10

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Jun 21, 1950
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EPISODE #10 Jun 21, 1950 One of the contestants is a ""Lady Barber"" named Florence Johnson.

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Season 01, Episode 11 EPISODE #11

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Jul 5, 1950
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EPISODE #11 Jul 5, 1950

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Season 01, Episode 12 EPISODE #12

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Jul 19, 1950
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EPISODE #12 Jul 19, 1950

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Season 01, Episode 13 EPISODE #13

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Aug 2, 1950
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EPISODE #13 Aug 2, 1950 Game 1: Ron Brownell - ""Bank President"" (from Mount Kisco, NY) Game 2: Bob Montana - ""Elephant Keeper"" (at a zoo; from Yonkers, NY) Game 3: William O'Dwyer (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Kurt Prinz - ""Good Humor Ice Cream Vendor"" (from Long Island, NY)

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Season 01, Episode 14 EPISODE #14

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Aug 16, 1950
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EPISODE #14 Aug 16, 1950

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Season 01, Episode 15 EPISODE #15

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Aug 30, 1950
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EPISODE #15 Aug 30, 1950

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