Stars lined up to play on What's My Line?
One of the most popular shows to broadcast out of Studio 50 was a game show named What's My Line?, which aired from 1950 to 1967 on CBS. The show featured a panel of famous authors, actors, poets, politicians, and comedians, all of whom were tasked with determining what visitors did for a living.
The four celebrity panelists would ask the contestant a series of questions in order to narrow down the results. While there was a $50 cash prize available, the game was always intended to be more about fun than money.
What's My Line? was hosted by John Charles Daly and featured a number of recurring panelists over its long career, including Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis, Steve Allen, Martin Gabel, Fred Allen, Richard Hoffmann, Harold Hoffman, and Louis Untermeyer.