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The Five DeMarco Sisters on Whats My Line From February 22, 1953, the Five DeMarco Sisters team up to be the mystery challenger on What's My Line. (I must admit I had never heard of them. Apparently they were big on radio--especially Fred Allen's show.)
Tags: Five  DeMarco  Sisters  Whats  My  Line 
Added: 1st February 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-02-01 
This was the final episode for panelist Hal Block. He was replaced by Steve Allen after this show.

Block was not missed by the rest of the panel, who considered him to be vulgar.
Posted by: Naomi on 2009-02-01 
Their mother should have received a medal for raising five girls.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-02-03 
Upon further research I've discovered this was not Hal Block's last WML show; it was his next to last show. He appeared on the March 1, 1953 broadcast and then was quietly dismissed. According to Bennett Cerf, the last straw was when Block chased a pretty nun off the stage ala Harpo Marx.
Posted by: Carl1957 on 2009-02-03 
Lava1964, I have to laugh at your last comment. Was it the singing nun he chased off the stage?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-02-03 
Apparently the nun whom Hal Block chased was just an ordinary contestant. WML was famous for having attractive female contestants whose beauty ran contrary to what one might expect in their line of work. (Take, for example, the clip of the strikingly good looking female night club bouncer I posted a few weeks ago.)

Bennett Cerf, who obviously did not like Block, said that Block's boorish act had run its course. (Notice how often Block speaks out of turn in all these early clips.) By its fourth season WML had established a certain level of dignity--and Block was unable to raise his behavior to comply.

One WML historian opined that the nun incident was just one of many errors in judgement and tact made by Block. Their total finally reached the unbearable point in March 1953. Oddly enough, Block's absence from WML wasn't really noticed until a month later when a Chicago newspaper reported he had been axed from the show.
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