Happy #110thAnniversary Arlene Francis
⭐️ #ArleneFrancis (born Arline Francis Kazanjian; October 20, 1907 – May 31, 2001) was an #Americanactress, #radioandtelevision #talkshowhost, and #gameshowpanelist. She is known for her long-standing role as a panelist on the television game show #WhatsMyLine?, on which she regularly appeared for 25 years, from 1950 through the mid-1970s, on both the network and syndicated versions of the show.
Francis became a well-known #NewYorkCityradio personality, hosting several programs. In 1938 she became the female host of the radio game show #WhatsMyName?; although several men appeared as co-hosts over the years, Francis was the sole female host throughout the program's long run (on ABC, NBC and Mutual networks) until it ended in 1949.
According to #TVGuide, Francis was the highest-earning game show panelist in the 1950s, making $1000 per show on the prime time version of What's My Line? By contrast, the second-highest paid panelists on TV, #DorothyKilgallen and #FayeEmerson, received $500 per appearance.