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Season 04, Episode 01 Eddie Bracken

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Sep 7, 1952
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Eddie Bracken Sep 7, 1952 Game 1: Howard Lane - ""Runs Roulette Wheel (Las Vegas)"" (at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino; originally from Brooklyn, NY; currently from Las Vegas, NV) Game 2: George Green - ""Sells Limburger Cheese"" (from LaPorte, Indiana) Game 3: Eddie Bracken (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Miss Phyllis Iannaci - ""Steeplejack"" (John is short of time and does not ask her what city she is from.)

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Season 04, Episode 02 Neva Jane Langley

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Sep 14, 1952
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Neva Jane Langley Sep 14, 1952 Game 1: Miss Judith Georgescu - ""Cancan Dancer"" (from Paris, France) Game 2: Thomas J. Kalmanir, Jr. (Tommy Kalmanir) - ""Professional Football Player"" (he is a halfback on the Los Angeles Rams football team; from both Reno, NV and Las Vegas, NV; Arlene wins the game during the free guess segment; see notes below) Game 3: Neva Jane Langley (as Mystery Guest) Miss America 1953, from Macon, Georgia; she said that this is her first television appearance Game 4: Mrs. Mima Novick - ""Makes Fly Swatters"" (out of a vinyl resin material called Vinylite; from Cleveland, OH)

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Season 04, Episode 03 Elsa Schiaparelli

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Sep 21, 1952
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Elsa Schiaparelli Sep 21, 1952 Game 1: Frank Steiner - ""Beer Tester"" (from Caldwell, NJ) Game 2: Miss Patricia Murphy - ""Sells Mistletoe"" (from Detroit, MI) Game 3: Elsa Schiaparelli (as Mystery Guest) She signed in as ""Schiaparelli""; her nameplate read ""Mme. Schiaparelli"" Game 4: Franklin Lasky - ""Ladies Hairdresser"" (from Amsterdam, NY)

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Season 04, Episode 04 Chuck Dressen

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Sep 28, 1952
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Chuck Dressen Sep 28, 1952 Game 1: Henry Byers - ""Buys and Sells Banks"" (he buys banks, takes control, then sells them; John said he could not legally be termed a broker; from Des Moines, IA) Game 2: Miss Jane Schmahl - ""Teaches Class for Expectant Fathers"" (from Chicago, IL) Game 3: Chuck Dressen (as Mystery Guest) Charles Walter Dressen, 1898-1966, is the N.Y. Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team manager. Game 4: O. A. Cargill III (Arthur Cargill) - ""Buffalo Rancher"" (from Oklahoma City, OK; From the net I see that O. A. Cargill, an attorney, was the Mayor of Oklahoma City from 1923 to 1927. This was undoubtedly our contestant's father or grandfather.)

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Season 04, Episode 05 Bette Davis

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Oct 5, 1952
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Bette Davis Oct 5, 1952 Game 1: John Butler (John D. Butler) - ""Mayor San Diego, Cal"" (from San Diego, CA; see more notes below) Game 2: Carl Mills - ""Prison Warden"" (of a Georgia state prison which was not named on the show; from Atlanta, GA) Game 3: Bette Davis (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Mrs. Irene Kuret - ""Paper Hanger"" (from Indianapolis, Indiana)

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Season 04, Episode 06 Ethel Barrymore

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Oct 12, 1952
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Ethel Barrymore Oct 12, 1952 Game 1: Miss Regife Westerby (John pronounced her first name as Reggie, probably a nickname) - ""Gold Miner"" (tall blond attractive woman; she has a gold mine in Spearfish, South Dakota; John said she has holdings in Arizona also; from Spearfish, SD) Game 2: Edward Kaczynski - ""Dog Catcher"" (for the city of Passaic, New Jersey; from Passaic, NJ Game 3: Ethel Barrymore (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Walter Biggs - ""Sells Ether"" (for the Squibb Company; from New York City)

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Season 04, Episode 07 Eddie Fisher

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Oct 19, 1952
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Eddie Fisher Oct 19, 1952 Game 1: Albert Cohen - ""Buys and Sells Garlic"" (he is a self-employed wholesaler; from the Bronx, NY) Game 2: Mrs. Rondi Stratton - ""Demonstrates Mattresses in Store Windows"" (very articulate; she demonstrates Sealy mattresses for the Sealy Posturepedic Mattress Company; she said she performs ""pantomime skits and skits to records,"" and travels all over Ohio for her job; from Cleveland, OH) Game 3: Eddie Fisher (as Mystery Guest) He signed in as ""PFC Eddie Fisher"" - Private First Class Eddie Fisher Game 4: Mrs. Betty Gorman - ""Lady Iceman"" (she delivers ice; from Fulton, NY)

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Season 04, Episode 08 Herb Shriner

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Oct 26, 1952
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Herb Shriner Oct 26, 1952 Game 1: Miss Toni Muir - ""Policewoman"" (from Greensboro, NC) Game 2: Saul Strone - ""Marriage Matchmaker"" (self-employed; from the Bronx, NY) Game 3: Herb Shriner (as Mystery Guest) Host of ""Two for the Money"" from 1952-1956. (Sam Levenson was the host for the series' final year, 1957.) Game 4: Miss Elizabeth Gilfillan - ""Face Lifter"" (currently from New York City, NY; she said that she was born in Minnesota, her father was a missionary to the Indians, and she went barefoot until she was 19 years old; she said that she is nearly 73 years old; she is very articulate and has lots of spunk and humor; she is self-employed and performs facelifts by teaching facial exercises, not by surgery)

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Season 04, Episode 09 Barry Fitzgerald

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Nov 2, 1952
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Barry Fitzgerald Nov 2, 1952 Game 1: Miss Virginia Boydjieff - ""Chiropractor"" (from Reading, PA) Game 2: Miss Alice Whitney - ""Makes Sleeping Bags"" (from Bloomfield, NJ) Game 3: Barry Fitzgerald (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Miss Betty Skowronski - ""Sings Birthday Telegrams (Western Union)"" (from Bridgeport, CT)

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Season 04, Episode 10 Desi Arnaz

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Nov 9, 1952
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Desi Arnaz Nov 9, 1952 Game 1: Miss Ruth Marie Diamond - ""United States Marine"" (tomorrow is the 177th anniversary of the U.S. Marines; from Knoxville, TN) Game 2: Miss Barbi Nierenberg - ""Maternity Dress Buyer"" (from Forest Hills, Long Island, NY) Game 3: Desi Arnaz (as Mystery Guest)

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Season 04, Episode 11 Walter Winchell

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Nov 16, 1952
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Walter Winchell Nov 16, 1952 Game 1: Tiny Heiden (Harold Heiden) - ""Frog Catcher"" (self-employed; for more than 8 months out of the year, he catches frogs in New York's Catskill Mountains; in spite of his nickname, he is heavy-set; from Hudson, NY) Game 2: Mrs. Kay Buell - ""Hand Paints Men's Shorts"" (self-employed; she paints men's underwear; from Erie, PA) Game 3: Walter Winchell (as Mystery Guest) He signed in as ""W. W."" and used a kazoo to answer his questions.

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Season 04, Episode 12 Eddie Anderson

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Nov 23, 1952
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Eddie Anderson Nov 23, 1952 Game 1: Russell Broden - ""Pretzel Twister"" (he hand twists the dough; from Scranton, PA) Game 2: Mrs. Marion Alexander - ""Dresses Chorus Girls (Night Club)"" (she is a former dancer; from New York, NY) Game 3: Eddie Anderson (as Mystery Guest) He signs in as ""Rochester"" and his nameplate also shows ""Rochester"" Game 4: Mr. Theron Nicholas - ""Sells Fire Hydrants"" (from Dallas, TX)

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Season 04, Episode 13 Vic Damone

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Nov 30, 1952
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Vic Damone Nov 30, 1952 Game 1: July Broder (Julius Broder) - ""Herring Pickler"" (the chalk broke during his sign-in; from the Bronx, NY) Game 2: Mr. D. Matvienko (Dimitri Matvienko) - ""Professional Knife Thrower"" (originally from Russia, now from the Bronx, NY) Game 3: Vic Damone (as Mystery Guest) He signs in as ""Cpl. Vic Damone"" - Corporal Vic Damone - He states that his service in the Army will be completed in 4 months, and then he'll be getting out. He spoke highly of the Army. He is wearing his Army uniform. Game 4: Mr. Orren South - ""Makes Dog Houses"" (from Cincinnati, Ohio)

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Season 04, Episode 14 Edward R. Murrow

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Dec 7, 1952
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Edward R. Murrow Dec 7, 1952 Game 1: Percy Lowery - ""Chairman of Parole Board (Ohio)"" (a very distinguished-looking black man from Columbus, OH; see notes below) Game 2: Frank Hazard - ""Raises Bugs (for Research)"" (he breeds flies, bedbugs, cockroaches and such for insecticide testing; from Wilmington, OH) Game 3: Edward R. Murrow (as Mystery Guest) (Ed Murrow, as John Daly calls him, is a very famous pioneering radio and TV reporter; he had a good time playing his game, and used a high-pitched voice for his vocal disguise; he smoked a cigarette during his game)

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Season 04, Episode 15 Cesar Romero

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Dec 14, 1952
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Cesar Romero Dec 14, 1952 Game 1: Miss Bee Gatling - ""Dynamite Tester"" (for DuPont Corporation; she chemically analyzes the moisture content of the explosive; from Charlotte, NC) Game 2: Mrs. Ann Breault - ""Makes Boxing Gloves"" (salaried; from the Bronx, NY; note - the way she signs her name, it looks like ""Breailt"" because she runs the ""a"" and the ""u"" together, but her surname is Breault) Game 3: Cesar Romero (as Mystery Guest)

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Season 04, Episode 16 Jeanette MacDonald

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Dec 21, 1952
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Jeanette MacDonald Dec 21, 1952 Game 1: Miss Suzanne Zimser - ""Racehorse Trainer"" (salaried; she is 5 feet 8 inches tall; from Forest Hills, Long Island, NY) Game 2: Lester Reppert - ""Makes Gold Bricks (U. S. Treasury)"" (from Towaco, NJ) Game 3: Jeanette MacDonald (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Robert Mott - ""TV Sound Effects Man"" (for CBS Television; from from Hackensack, NJ; see notes below)

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Season 04, Episode 17 Sally Rand

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Dec 28, 1952
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Sally Rand Dec 28, 1952 Game 1: Miss Nellie Kokoszka - ""Tax Collector"" (for the City of Dudley, Massachusetts; she holds an elected position; the specific type of tax she collects was not mentioned; from Dudley, MA) Game 2: Bob Troast - ""Makes Mud Packs"" (for the Edna Wallace Hopper Cosmetics Company; salaried; from Elkhart, IN) Game 3: Sally Rand (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Mrs. Madeline Woods - ""Runs Pool Hall"" (self-employed; from Belvidere, IL)

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Season 04, Episode 18 Rosalind Russell

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Jan 4, 1953
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Rosalind Russell Jan 4, 1953 Game 1: Mrs. Ruth Mouzakes - ""Grease Monkey on Locomotives"" (salaried; she is a member of the AFL-CIO Firemen and Oilers Union, and works for the Long Island Railroad; from East Meadows, NJ) Game 2: Mr. Sylvan M. Edison - ""Monocle Manufacturer"" (self-employed; from Chicago, IL) Game 3: Rosalind Russell (as Mystery Guest)

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Season 04, Episode 19 Joe E. Brown

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Jan 11, 1953
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Joe E. Brown Jan 11, 1953 Game 1: Wm. H. Stephenson (William H. Stephenson) - ""Makes Drunkometers (To Test Intoxication)"" (he fills in for Hal Block and kisses Dorothy's hand during his panel walk-by!; from Red Bank, NJ) Game 2: Miss Stephanie Radziwanowski - ""Manages Monkey Farm"" (for the March of Dimes Foundation for use in medical research; John provided a PSA - Public Service Announcement - for the March of Dimes January 1953 campaign; from Pritchardville, SC) Game 3: Joe E. Brown (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Miss Matilda Lenk (Matilda Lenk, MD) - ""Chiropodist"" (from New Britain, CT; a chiropodist is a specialist in care for the feet; chiropody is the branch of medicine concerned with the feet; the terms more in use today in 2004 are podiatrist and podiatry; Dr. Lenk has a 2004 net reference showing an office at 55 W. Main St., New Britain, CT)

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Season 04, Episode 20 June Havoc

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Jan 18, 1953
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June Havoc Jan 18, 1953 Game 1: Miss Mary Jane Hawkrigg - ""Truant Officer"" (from Brooklyn, NY) Game 2: Richard Hetsko - ""Makes Babies' Rubber Panties"" (salaried; from Dover, DE) Game 3: June Havoc (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Richard McMichael - ""Manhole Cover Salesman"" (from East Orange, NJ)

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Season 04, Episode 21 Margaret Truman

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Jan 25, 1953
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Margaret Truman Jan 25, 1953 Game 1: William C. Lantaff - ""U.S. Congressman"" (representing the state of Florida; from Miami, FL; see notes below) Game 2: Sol Jacobson - ""Sells Policemen's Nightsticks"" (self-employed; from Franklin Square, NY) Game 3: Margaret Truman (as Mystery Guest)

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Season 04, Episode 22 Irene Dunne

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Feb 1, 1953
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Irene Dunne Feb 1, 1953 Game 1: Herbert Lamson - ""Teaches Course in Marriage"" (at Boston University in Boston, MA) Game 2: Miss Peggy Heckman - ""Designs Ladies' Bathing Suits"" (salaried; from Portland, OR; no company name was mentioned, but until 2002, Portland was the home of Jantzen Swimwear Corp., and she may have worked there; one other possibility is the White Stag Corp., another former Portland company which made swim suits among other items of apparel) Game 3: Irene Dunne (As Mystery Guest)

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Season 04, Episode 23 Jack Benny

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Feb 8, 1953
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Jack Benny Feb 8, 1953 Game 1: Miss Leila Dell Miller - ""Minister"" (self-employed; she is a travelling evangelist; from Columbus, GA) Game 2: Mrs. Mildred Landwehr - ""Jazz Drummer"" (given her answers, she probably plays Dixieland Jazz; during her game, a propeller airplane can be heard passing overhead; from Trenton, NJ) Game 3: Jack Benny (as Mystery Guest)

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Season 04, Episode 24 Paul Douglas

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Feb 15, 1953
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Paul Douglas Feb 15, 1953 Game 1: Jack E. Gellman - ""District Attorney"" (from Niagara Falls, NY; salaried; he donated his winnings to the YMCA Building Fund in his home town; he humorously awarded a plaque to John, naming John an Assistant District Attorney in his staff; see notes below) Game 2: Mrs. Marie Beyer - ""Runs Reducing Farm"" (self-employed; her company name is Englewood Milk Farm; from Englewood, NJ) Game 3: Paul Douglas (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Gustov Walldorf (or Gustav Walldorf) - ""Bear Trainer"" (self-employed; he owns the Walldorf Bear Farm in Oak Ridge, NY; from West New York, New Jersey, which is a town directly across the Hudson River from midtown Manhattan with a spectacular view of the NYC skyline)

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Season 04, Episode 25 The DeMarco Sisters

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Feb 22, 1953
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The DeMarco Sisters Feb 22, 1953 Game 1: William Hartnett - ""Rainmaker"" (he uses silver iodide to increase natural rainfall; he donated his game winnings to Father Flanagan's Boys Town; from St. Louis, MO) Game 2: Bernard Spooner - ""Makes Bulletproof Vests"" (from Manhattan, NY) Game 3: The DeMarco Sisters (as Mystery Guests) They signed in as ""The 5 DeMarco Sisters"" See notes below Game 4: Mrs. Daisy Whitten - ""Makes Heating Pads"" (from Asheboro, North Carolina)

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Season 04, Episode 26 Jane Froman

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Mar 1, 1953
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Jane Froman Mar 1, 1953 Game 1: Ed Thomson (not Thompson) - ""Turtle Trapper"" (self-employed; from Yonkers, NY) Game 2: Roy Kauffman - ""Saddle Maker"" (he donated his winnings to the Heart Fund; from Scarsdale, NY) Game 3: Jane Froman (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Jack Russell - ""Yo-Yo Demonstrator"" (from Miami, FL)

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Season 04, Episode 27 Jackie Gleason

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Mar 8, 1953
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Jackie Gleason Mar 8, 1953 Game 1: Miss Mary Flory - ""Makes Cigars"" (salaried; from Pennsylvania; she said the name of her home town so softly, not even Mr. Daly repeated it; it might have been Brookline, PA) Game 2: Mrs. Ruth Cooper - ""Drives Garbage Truck"" (self-employed; from Mercerville, NJ) Game 3: Jackie Gleason (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Jack Joyce - ""Camel Trainer"" (salaried; he donated his winnings to the Pollock Brothers Shrine Circus which benefits crippled children by means of the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a Masonic organization; from Ventura County, California)

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Season 04, Episode 28 Fred MacMurray

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Mar 15, 1953
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Fred MacMurray Mar 15, 1953 Game 1: Mrs. Lavaughn Garner - ""Hotel Plumber"" (salaried; she works at the Biltmore Hotel in her home town of Oklahoma City, OK) Game 2: Carl Lawson - ""Makes Chicken Coops"" (self-employed; he said that the company he works for is going to ship each WML panelist a 5 lb. box of frozen chicken meat; from Gainesville, GA) Game 3: Fred MacMurray (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Theodore Kaufman - ""Fire Eater"" (from Astoria, Long Island, NY)

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Season 04, Episode 29 Pat O'Brien

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Mar 22, 1953
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Pat O'Brien Mar 22, 1953 Game 1: A male hog farmer Game 2: A lady who makes pants for sailors Game 3: Pat O'Brien (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: A man who repairs guns

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Season 04, Episode 30 Zsa Zsa Gabor

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Mar 29, 1953
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Zsa Zsa Gabor Mar 29, 1953 Game 1: James Buck - ""Army Paratrooper"" (salaried; this is an extremely amusing segment with plenty of laughs, due to James' great sense of humor and entertaining style; he is a commissioned officer, but his rank is not mentioned; since he said that Bennett's guess of ""General"" was at the ""wrong end,"" he must be a Lieutenant; he's off to fight in the Korean War tomorrow; from Indianapolis, IN) Game 2: Mrs. Sarah Cunius - ""Snake Keeper"" (at the Philadelphia Zoo; salaried; from Philadelphia, PA) Game 3: Zsa Zsa Gabor (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Miss Laoma Byrd - ""Runs Training Camp For Prize Fighters"" (self-employed; African-American woman; from Pleasantville, NJ)

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Season 04, Episode 31 Red Buttons

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Apr 5, 1953
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Red Buttons Apr 5, 1953 Game 1: Miss Betty Shingler - ""Cures Hams"" (self-employed; she cures the Country Cured Ham which is cured with sugar; she is the wife of the Governor of Georgia, Mrs. Herman Talmadge; from Lovejoy, GA; she stumped the panel) Game 2: Martin Ritter - ""Makes Bridal Garters"" (self-employed; he presented John with a lace garter and said, ""Here's a Tonight's Fashion original""; from NYC, NY) Game 3: Red Buttons (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Miss Sara Marlowe - ""Trapeze Artist"" (for the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus; Arlene guesses her line by saying ""Trapeze Performer"" during the free wild guess! Bennett then guesses her place of employment during the free wild guess!; she is a member of The Flying Concellos; John had her show her ""strong and calloused"" hands; she is currently performing at Madison Square Gardens)

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Season 04, Episode 32 Anna Magnani

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Apr 12, 1953
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Anna Magnani Apr 12, 1953 Game 1: Miss Sadie Taylor - ""Nurse For Baby Chimps & Gorillas"" (salaried; elderly; from Staten Island, NY) Game 2: Mrs. Vera Critz - ""Inspects Bath Towels"" (for the Canon Towel Corp.; salaried; from Cabarrus County, NC) Game 3: Anna Magnani - (as Mystery Guest) Her occupation overlay screen read ""Italian Film Star Anna Magnani"" and her name plaque read ""Anna Magnani & Interpreter"" - see notes below

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Season 04, Episode 33 Ida Cantor

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Apr 19, 1953
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Ida Cantor Apr 19, 1953 Game 1: Stanley Parker - ""Makes Pogo Sticks"" (salaried; from New York City, NY; see notes below) Game 2: Claude Plummer - ""Makes Dog Collars"" (self-employed; from Tucker, GA) Game 3: Ida Cantor (as Mystery Guest) ""Mrs. Eddie Cantor"" Game 4: Miss Rita Woodbury - ""Window Washer"" (for Weathermaster Alsco Corp., which makes windows with aluminum frames which are removable for ease of cleaning; salaried; from Boston, MA)

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Season 04, Episode 34 Harold Lloyd

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Apr 26, 1953
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Harold Lloyd Apr 26, 1953 Game 1: Jacob Hertzberg - ""Makes Men's Spats"" (self-employed; from Philadelphia, PA) Game 2: Miss Norma Moyer - ""Rivets Army Cots"" (salaried; she rivets Army cots made out of wood and canvas; from Wapwallopen, PA) Game 3: Harold Lloyd (as Mystery Guest) (age 60)

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Season 04, Episode 35 Shirley Booth

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May 3, 1953
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Shirley Booth May 3, 1953 Game 1: Charles G. Connor - ""Racing Car Driver"" (self-employed; he is in the Champion Spark Plug 100 mph Club; for his game, he removed his Champion lapel pin so the panel wouldn't ask about it during his walk-by; from Los Angeles, CA) Game 2: Mr. H. L. Gielow - ""Makes Convicts Uniforms"" (self-employed; his first name is never stated; from Atlanta, GA) Game 3: Shirley Booth (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Miss Jacqueline Caravano - ""Hat Check Girl"" (she also checks coats; from New York, NY)

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Season 04, Episode 36 Marilyn Maxwell

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May 10, 1953
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Marilyn Maxwell May 10, 1953 Game 1: Mr. Roswell W. Yorke - ""Makes Telephone Booths"" (salaried; from Massapequa, Long Island, NY) Game 2: Mr. Les J. Jackson - ""Operates Skirt Blowing Machine"" (salaried; he works at the Steel Pier Amusement Park in Atlantic City, New Jersey; from NJ) Game 3: Marilyn Maxwell (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Mrs. Kathryn Mrazik - ""Inspects Ammunition"" (from New Haven, CT; see notes below)

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Season 04, Episode 37 Mickey Mantle

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May 17, 1953
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Mickey Mantle May 17, 1953 Game 1: Mrs. Frances Johnson - ""Lighthouse Keeper"" (salaried; from Whitehall, MI) Game 2: Edward Davies - ""Makes Leg Make-Up"" (for the Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics Corp.; salaried; from Astoria, Long Island, NY) Game 3: Mickey Mantle (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: William L. K. Galloway - ""Bagpipe Instructor"" (salaried; he is a civil servant instructor for the U. S. Army Musical Department; from Washington, DC)

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Season 04, Episode 38 Don Ameche

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May 24, 1953
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Don Ameche May 24, 1953 Game 1: Mrs. Eleanore Falik - ""Makes Water Pistols"" (salaried; from Brooklyn, NY) Game 2: Norman Ruppert - ""Makes Dental Chairs"" (salaried; from Louisville, OH) Game 3: Don Ameche (as Mystery Guest)

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Season 04, Episode 39 Leo Durocher

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May 31, 1953
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Leo Durocher May 31, 1953 Game 1: Miss Betty Cope - ""Television Director"" (for WEWS, a Scripps Howard station; salaried; from Cleveland, OH; 3 years ago, Steve Allen appeared on a Heart Fund program she directed, but he did not remember her) Game 2: Gil Woodworth - ""Alligator Wrestler"" (self-employed; from Daytona Beach, FL) Game 3: Leo Durocher (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Alvin Hauser - ""Teaches Knitting"" (self-employed; from Bayside, Long Island, NY)

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Season 04, Episode 40 Nelson Eddy

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Jun 7, 1953
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Nelson Eddy Jun 7, 1953 Game 1: Mrs. Harry Sells (she includes the ""Mrs."" in her signature, which is rare, and John never asks her first name) - ""Goat Farmer"" (self-employed; from Chesterfield, IN) Game 2: Max Gilgore - ""Corset Salesman"" (for the Black Corset Company; salaried; from Philadelphia, PA) Game 3: Nelson Eddy (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Mrs. Carole Frank - ""Water Skiing Instructor"" (salaried; from Atlantic Beach, Long Island, NY)

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Season 04, Episode 41 Margaret Chase Smith

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Jun 14, 1953
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Margaret Chase Smith Jun 14, 1953 Game 1: Mrs. Yolande Reed - ""Runs Nudist Camp"" (self-employed; from Perryville, PA) Game 2: Mrs. Wynelle Davis - ""Sells Fireworks"" (self-employed; from Atlanta, GA) Game 3: Margaret Chase Smith (as Mystery Guest) Senator from Maine; see notes below Game 4: Mrs. Eileen Tatro - ""Fortune Teller"" (self-employed; from Jacksonville, FL)

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Season 04, Episode 42 Olsen & Johnson

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Jun 21, 1953
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Olsen & Johnson Jun 21, 1953 Game 1: Miss Nancy James - ""Lifeguard"" (at Palisades Park Beach at Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey; she also teaches swimming and diving; salaried; from Brooklyn, NY) Game 2: Nick Christopher - ""Breeds Worms"" (self-employed; left-handed; from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) Game 3: Olsen & Johnson (as Mystery Guest Duo) Ole Olsen & Chic Johnson Game 4: Marshall Levine - ""Bridal Consultant"" (salaried; from Rochester NY)

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Season 04, Episode 43 Peter Lawford

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Jun 28, 1953
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Peter Lawford Jun 28, 1953 Game 1: Bill Madden (William Madden, Jr.) - ""Congressional Pageboy"" (salaried; he interacts between the constituents and the congressmen; from Pittston, PA) Game 2: Miss Eileen Foster - ""Makes Dog Blankets"" (salaried; from Brooklyn, NY) Game 3: Peter Lawford (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Dick DeMarzio - ""Teaches Rollerskating"" salaried; left-handed; from Norwood, MA)

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Season 04, Episode 44 Judy Holliday

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Jul 5, 1953
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Judy Holliday Jul 5, 1953 Game 1: Miss Kay M. Chavin - ""Raises Hair On Bald Heads"" (salaried; John said she is with ""The Thomas People"" and she then stated that she has been a trichologist for 23 years; from Albany, New York) Game 2: Joseph Ciaccio - ""Monkey Keeper (Lincoln Park Zoo)"" (salaried; from Chicago, Illinois) Game 3: Judy Holliday (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Sidney R. Brown - ""Sauerkraut Salesman"" (self-employed; as he is standing up and shaking hands with John after his game, he says, ""Walker Valley is proud of me tonight."" - he evidently has roots in Walker Valley, NY, but during his sign-in he said he was from Brooklyn, New York)

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Season 04, Episode 45 Duke Ellington

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Jul 12, 1953
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Duke Ellington Jul 12, 1953 Game 1: Mrs. Leila Bulgrin - ""Federal Prosecuting Attorney"" (salaried; John said she was from Los Angeles, California, and she later clarified that she is actually from Tujunga, CA) Game 2: Ted Pfiffer - ""Makes Sea-Sick Pills"" (salaried; from Bloomfield, New Jersey) Game 3: Duke Ellington (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Joseph Wagner - ""Tea Bag Inspector"" (salaried; from Weehawken, New Jersey)

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Season 04, Episode 46 Ronald Reagan

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Jul 19, 1953
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Ronald Reagan Jul 19, 1953 Game 1: Mrs. Myrtle Dobbert - ""Dynamiter"" (salaried; from Elkhorn, Wisconsin) Game 2: Mrs. Jeannette DeHon - ""Fraternity Housemother"" (at the University of Florida; salaried; from St. Petersburg, Florida) Game 3: Ronald Reagan (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Jim Young - ""Bird Bath Salesman"" (self-employed; he sells bird baths made of clay and concrete; he donated his winnings to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis; from Mentor, Ohio)

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Season 04, Episode 47 James A. Van Fleet

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Jul 26, 1953
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James A. Van Fleet Jul 26, 1953 Game 1: Jack Finden - ""Hotel Bellboy"" (at Philadelphia's landmark Bellevue-Stratford Hotel; salaried; from Philadelphia, PA; see notes below) Game 2: Donald Steckler - ""Sells Babies' Teething Rings"" (salaried; from New York, NY) Game 3: James A. Van Fleet (as Mystery Guest) - ""General U.S. Army""

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Season 04, Episode 48 Charles Coburn

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Aug 2, 1953
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Charles Coburn Aug 2, 1953 Game 1: Mrs. Candy Sheridan or Sheridon (illegible signature) - ""U. S. Weather Man"" (on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts; salaried; originally from Nashville, TN) Game 2: Al French - ""Builds Prison Cells"" (for Van Dorn Iron Works in Cleveland, Ohio; salaried; from Cleveland, OH) Game 3: Charles Coburn (as Mystery Guest) He drew a monocle and cigar next to his signature on the sign-in board.

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Season 04, Episode 49 Deborah Kerr

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Aug 9, 1953
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Deborah Kerr Aug 9, 1953 Game 1: Samuel Moser - ""Money Belt Manufacturer"" (self-employed; from New York, NY) Game 2: Mrs. Eve Enhelder - ""Masseuse"" (self-employed; from Minneapolis, MN) Game 3: Deborah Kerr (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: Mrs. Elizabeth Cudahy - ""Fish Hook Inspector"" (salaried; from Auburn, NY)

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Season 04, Episode 50 Fred Allen

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Aug 16, 1953
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Fred Allen Aug 16, 1953 Game 1: Donald Utz - ""Sells Milking Machines"" (salaried; from Newark, DE) Game 2: Mrs. June B. Wolfe (June Byers) - ""Professional Wrestler"" (left-handed; salaried; managed by Billy Wolfe; she signed in with her promoter's surname Wolfe to avoid name recognition; John stated that she was the world champion lady wrestler; from Houston, TX; see notes below) Game 3: Fred Allen (as Mystery Guest) He signed in as ""Fred Allen, P.S. In Person"" Game 4: Mrs. Peggy J. Smith - ""Repairs Motorcycles"" (self-employed; mechanic; from Columbus, OH)

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Season 04, Episode 51 Billy Rose

S04 E51

Aug 23, 1953
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Billy Rose Aug 23, 1953 Game 1: Mrs. Madeleine Park - ""Buys Elephants For Circuses"" (self-employed; from Katonah, NY) Game 2: Jerry Krandall - ""Owns Diamond Mine"" (self-employed; his diamond mine is in Brazil; he donated his winnings to an unnamed Detroit charity; from Detroit, MI) Game 3: Billy Rose (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: James Coan - ""Minister"" (salaried; from Ferrum, VA)

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Season 04, Episode 52 Ann Sothern

S04 E52

Aug 30, 1953
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Ann Sothern Aug 30, 1953 Game 1: Miss Mildred Gilmore - ""Private Eye"" (self-employed; from Los Angeles, CA) Game 2: Miss Nancy Vrana - ""Bartender"" (salaried; from Chestertown, NY) Game 3: Ann Sothern (as Mystery Guest) Game 4: James Denebaum - ""Test Driver of Army Trucks"" (salaried; John said he actually drives tanks; from Schenectady, NY)

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