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What's My Line?

What's My Line?

        AND THE MYSTERY CELEBRITY IS ... Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman with her son Adam Englund. "April 27, 1954. Actress Cloris Leachman at home with husband and baby. Includes Leachman bathing infant; husband diapering baby; Leachman feeding baby. Also Leachman in park with family dog." From photos by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine.

Here's a celebrity snapped quite a few years before becoming really well known. Who'll be first to put a name to this now-familiar face? View full size.

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Dog Chow

Looks like the kid and the dog are working out who will get the next bite!

She was more than just a comic actor

Take a look at her performance as the coach's wife in The Last Picture Show (1971). Other female dramatic actors have been given Oscars for a lot less.

[While not in the same league as "The Last Picture Show," there is also the movie she made the year this photo was taken -- the excellent "Kiss Me Deadly." - Dave]

That perm!

Queen Elizabeth is still wearing it.


Cloris is one of those women who just kept getting hotter as she aged.

Name of actress/celebrity

Cloris Leachman

He Vas My Boyfriend

As the scary Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, she outdid herself as a comic actor. Cloris Leachman is one great laugh getter.

I can hear her voice!!!

Peggy Cass???!

Too many choices

I'm voting Arlene Francis. My first impulse was Polly Bergen but I don't think she was on the show. Jayne Meadows as well, however, just not a close enough resemblance.


Rosemary Cloony with George?


Phyllis Diller

Janet Leigh?

With Jamie Lee Curtis?

Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball, feeding her Doberman.

Agree w/ jdtaylor

Ms. Arlene Francis, always a refreshing addition to the show. Wish they'd do a remake 21st century style.

It's the kid!

The celebrity isn't the mom, and it isn't the dog. The celebrity is the kid, and that, of course, is Fox TV's Bill O'Reilly.

Just kidding about the ID, but I bet the kid is who we need to name.

This one's easy

Danny DeVito

I'm stumped

But I'm pretty sure of one thing: you're actually going for the identity of baby, not mom. Right?

The celebrity

Dr. Joyce Brothers?

Arlene Francis

Who was on What's My Line? for 25 years.

Too late!

Peaches beat me to it: Cloris Leachman!

(After years of lurking I finally broke down and registered on Shorpy, but I wasn't fast enough!)

Sit. Good dog.

I don't believe at that very moment the dog had any intentions of letting the food in her right hand get away!

Nancy Reagan

With son Ron, I'd guess, making this 1958.

Cloris Leachman?

The smile is a giveaway for me.

The face is familiar

Is it Rin Tin Tin?


Phyllis Diller.

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