Year 1952

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I’ve Got a Secret — 1952

This page lists 23 episodes. Most of the information is from the Kinescopes list. All air dates are Thursdays.

Cast

  • Host: The episode of 8/7 (week 8) was hosted by Steve Allen. Otherwise, there is no indication that anyone but Garry Moore was host, so the host is omitted from the table.
  • Panel: Of the six people who were longtime regular panelists over the show’s run, only three (Bill Cullen, Jayne Meadows, and Henry Morgan) made their debuts during the first year, so this year never had a regular panel that consisted of four of those six people.

Crew

Nothing is known about the onscreen credits for the first year.


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Calendar Week Air Date Guest Panelist 1 Panelist 2 Panelist 3 Panelist 4
1: 6/15-21 6/19/521 Boris Karloff Orson Bean Louise Allbritton Melville Cooper Laura Z. Hobson
2: 6/22-28 [N/A]
3: 6/29-7/5 [N/A]
4: 7/6-12 [N/A]
5: 7/13-19 7/17/52 Buster Keaton [Unknown]
6: 7/20-26 [N/A]
7: 7/27-8/2 7/31/52 Ralph Kiner Bill (debut)2 Jayne (debut)2 Melville Cooper Laraine Day
8: 8/3-9 8/7/52 Paul Lukas Bill Jayne Melville Cooper Laura Z. Hobson
9: 8/10-16 8/14/52 Wanda Hendrix Bill Jayne Melville Cooper Laura Z. Hobson
10: 8/17-23 8/21/523 Mischa Auer Bill Jayne Melville Cooper Laraine Day
11: 8/24-30 8/28/52 Gloria Swanson Bill Jayne Walter Kiernan Laraine Day
12: 8/31-9/6 9/4/52 ZaSu Pitts Bill Jayne Melville Cooper Laraine Day
13: 9/7-13 9/11/52 Sam Levenson Bill Jayne Melville Cooper Laraine Day
14: 9/14-20 9/18/52 Veronica Lake Bill Jayne Melville Cooper Laraine Day
15: 9/21-27 9/25/52 Pat O’Brien Bill Jayne Melville Cooper Laraine Day
16: 9/28-10/4 10/2/52 Mickey Mantle Eddie Bracken Jayne Melville Cooper Nina Foch
17: 10/5-11 10/9/52 Corinne Calvet Bill Jayne Eddie Bracken Nina Foch
18: 10/12-18 10/16/52 Melvyn Douglas Bill Jayne Eddie Bracken Nina Foch
19: 10/19-25 10/23/52 Elsa Maxwell Bill Jayne Eddie Bracken Kitty Carlisle
20: 10/26-11/1 10/30/52 Linda Christian Bill Jayne Eddie Bracken Kitty Carlisle
21: 11/2-8 11/6/52 Barry Fitzgerald Bill Jayne Eddie Bracken Kitty Carlisle
22: 11/9-15 11/13/52 Chester Morris Bill Jayne Henry (debut) Kitty Carlisle
23: 11/16-22 11/20/52 Margaret O’Brien Bill Jayne Henry Kitty Carlisle
24: 11/23-29 11/27/52 Lizabeth Scott Bill Jayne Henry Kitty Carlisle
25: 11/30-12/6 [Unknown]
26: 12/7-13 12/11/52 Dick Haymes4 Bill Jayne Henry Kitty Carlisle
27: 12/14-20 12/18/52 Maxie Rosenbloom Bill Jayne Henry Kitty Carlisle
28: 12/21-27 12/25/52 Basil Rathbone Bill Jayne Henry Kitty Carlisle


Week 28, 12/25/52

Sponsor: Arrid

In a practice that would later be abandoned, the questioning is allowed to go twice around the panel. This entire episode is viewable on YouTube.

  1. Garry introduces the panel by reading a poem sent in by William Fawcett of New Haven.
  2. Herman Perlman, Washington, DC: “I decorated the bathtubs in the White House.” Bill guesses.
  3. Marion Ettie: “I am the 1953 Orange Bowl Queen.” Henry guesses.
  4. Guest Basil Rathbone: “I’m wearing long red flannels.” Jayne guesses.
  5. Kay Sirota, Manhattan: “I was nurse for Kitty Carlisle’s husband” (Moss Hart).

1 In the episode of 1/31/66, Bill answers the question of who was on the first panel. The seating order is a guess based on the later known appearances of Melville Cooper and Laura Z. Hobson.

2 In the 4th anniversary episode of 6/13/56, Bill and Jayne agree that they both began in the third episode.

3 Includes contestant Martin Rafferty, Brooklyn: “I became the father of triplets this week.” Sponsor is Arrid. This segment is viewable on YouTube.

4 Secret: “I’m sitting on Bill’s hat.”

One Response to “Year 1952”

  1. Leland Smith says:

    The Randolph County FB page is looking for the episode in which Duane Wickersham of Winchester, Indiana appeared with his secret: That he had obtained a patent for Wick’s Pies (now famous) Sugar Cream Pie. We think it was ’52 or ’53.

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