HEY LOOK! It’s Frank Lloyd Wright Competing on ‘What’s My Line!”

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Let me take you back. Way back. Back into time…. Almost SIXTY years ago  — on June 3, 1956, to be exact — one of the world’s most prolific architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, appeared as a mystery guest on the classic (and then-popular) CBS game show What’s My Line? The reveal came when a panel of four blindfolded contestants attempted to guess the identity of the famous then-89-year-old architect by asking him only general questions about himself. After Wright established that he was self-employed and performed a service, one man asked, “Is this service for both men and women?” Despite having some trouble hearing the questions, Wright had a great sense of humor, often delivering some self-deprecating responses, such as “Well, at least I think so.”

It turns out that NONE of the male contestants were able to figure out who Wright was based on the general questions asked, however the two female contestants were able to figure out the mystery guest’s identity around the seven-minute mark. After the reveal, the legendary architect turned to the host and said “It seemed easy to disguise my presence here, didn’t it?” then adding “But it was such an extraordinarily intelligent panel.” After Wright shook hands with all the contestants, he exited to make room for the next legendary mystery guest, the flamboyant pianist Liberace.

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