What's My Line? - Alan King; Suzy Parker & Martin Gabel [panel] (Jun 25, 1961)

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MYSTERY GUEST: Alan King
PANEL: Dorothy Kilgallen, Suzy Parker, Bennett Cerf, Martin Gabel

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That was so funny when Martin Gabel asked the alligator wrestler, "Is the animal green?"  I thought he had it and I was astounded, but he meant "green" in a completely different sense!  The contestant even said, "In color?" and almost gave it away.

Author — Kim Fuhrmann

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That ice cream cone segment was funny, I laughed so much. 😄😄😄

Author — Eric Hanson

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I googled "Turnbull Cone Baking Company" and it appears to still be in business in New Orleans under the name of "Turnbull Cone Baking and Melba Toast Manufacturer".   If they had been in business 57 years at the time of this program that means they've now been in business 111 years.  Pretty amazing.

Author — Jeff Vaughn

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Alan King appeared in an interesting variety of big-screen movies over the course of 49 years; the last film in which he appeared was released in March of 2004, just 2 months before his death of lung cancer on 9 May 2004 (age 76). The list is as follows:

HIT THE DECK
MIRACLE IN THE RAIN
THE GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND
THE HELEN MORGAN STORY
OPERATION SNAFU (made in 1961 - the same year as this WML? episode)
BYE BYE BRAVERMAN
THE ANDERSON TAPES
JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT
I, THE JURY (the 1982 re-make, starring Armand Assante)
AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
LOVESICK
CAT'S EYE
MEMORIES OF ME
ENEMIES: A LOVE STORY
THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES
NIGHT AND THE CITY (the 1992 remake, starring Robert De Niro)
CASINO
RUSH HOUR 2
SUNSHINE STATE
MIND THE GAP

Alan King was also the producer of the original Broadway production of "The Lion in Winter" and of the 1966/7 Broadway revival of "Dinner at Eight" (in which Arlene Francis was part of a very good ensemble cast).

Author — jmccracken1963

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Believe it or not, Alan King (born Irwin Alan Kniberg) was only 33 years old when he appeared as Mystery Guest on this WML? episode. He appeared on WHAT'S MY LINE 13 times over the course of 5 years:

As guest panelist:
24 July 1960
21 August 1960
27 November 1960
10 September 1961
18 March 1962
5 August 1962
9 December 1962
8 November 1964
17 January 1965
21 March 1965
22 August 1965

As Mystery Guest:
25 June 1961
1 December 1963 (the first episode to air after the assassination of President Kennedy; it had been pre-recorded for future telecast on 3 November 1963)

Author — jmccracken1963

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The picture that Arlene is making in Europe is One, Two, Three with James Cagney.

Author — Gael Engesser

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I've watched almost all the episodes except for some that have mystery guests I don't care for..many occupations were repeated through the years. There were at least three women dogcatchers, two alligator wrestlers, sword swallowers and fire eaters, lots of people in the business of women's lingerie which always made the audience laugh. The list goes on and on.

Author — sophie morrison

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17:07  Bennett, probably by mistake, accuses John Daly of having turned over two cards after Martin Gabel's 'no'.  Daly had not, but he acceded to Bennett's objection and turned a card back.  While this had the effect of giving Bennett one more shot, the panel still lost.

Author — Robert Melson

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Been watching WML for awhile in order but is it just me or does anyone else come to the comments to find what time something really funny happens but waits to watch the whole thing leading up to that point.

Author — 💋Syd💋

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Mrs. Turnbull was married to Francis Worth Turnbull, and eventually took over the company (eventually named just Turnbull Bakeries) from him; it first sounded as if she'd done some precursor to a hostile takeover (the article said she 'gained control of the company from him'), but other articles I found indicated he was still involved up until the point near his retirement. It was ice cream cones and Melba toast, and they had facilities in Charlotte and New Orleans. (People rhapsodize about the Melba toast. I think this is a situation where you had to be there.) The Chattanooga facilities were sold to Bake-Line in 2002. Mrs.Turnbull was awfully stubborn, which was initially an immense asset, but it didn't benefit the company once she got into her 80s. It did, though, help them survive Katrina, and the aftermath. As Mark says, she died at age 89 in 2010. The company shut down for a bit and then re-started, with a son and two grand-kids in charge, but it didn't last past 2012. (There's some redevelopment being planned there now.)


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The alligator wrestler said that he lost once and got 23 holes in his hand and dislocated his thumb. I'm guessing it was his left hand which got bitten because he shook hands very cheerfully with the panel on his way out. I still wonder what the point of the wrestling was, if not just as a novel thing to watch.

Author — Roly And Me.

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I am sure Martin knew that halvah normally although not always contains nuts. He had run out of anything to ask.

Author — preppy socks

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The first guest seems just like the type Arlene enjoys flirting with. Too bad she was away!

Author — nyhank1814

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Suzy Parker is strikingly attractive!!!

Author — Stephen Albertson

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The alligator wrestler appeared to be lame in his left arm. When he entered and exited, the arm seemed to hand loosely as though it were a useless limb. Maybe I'm just imaging it, but that's the way it appeared to me.

Author — karlakor

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HALVAH is made with sesame paste and sugar often found in delicatessens

Author — Lee Sher

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"Is it some kind of bread"? I'd have said, broadly, yes, in terms of Jefferson's coinage of "breadstuffs."

Author — Alan Follett

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Look how the ladies of the panel follow the young alligator wrestler away with their eyes :3c

Author — TheGreatAtario

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That was pretty ' coney', Bennett - chalk one up for John

Author — Michael Nivens

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Flour isn't "vegetable" - OK, weirdest mineral I've ever heard of.

Author — DisVids