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The first “What's My Line?" was October 15?
That's when I went down and filled in for Louis
Untermeyer, October 15, 1950. I thought that I was just the
guest for once, but then I became a regular on March 18, 1951.
The mystery guest that night was Senator Kefauver. After it
was over, we couldn't get him off the stage. You could see
that he was running for office. Then he became Vice-Presidential
nominee. That was when I discovered what fun we were
going to have because we did have many prominent political
Oh, everyone. I've gone through the scrapbook, noticing
the pictures of the people.
1951 was also the year when we became rather close
friends with Gardner Cowles and have been ever since. At that
time, he was married to Fleur Cowles, whom he has since divorced.
He's now married to Jan Cowles. Fleur was the girl who started
Flair magazine. Things used to fall out of it. George Kaufman
used to say, “I had a story in Flair last month, but it fell
Now, Jan Cowles and Phyllis Cerf and Mary Hayes--you
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