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To Tell The Truth

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“Will the real Mr X please stand up”.

Through a series of question-and-answer rounds, a celebrity panel of four must determine which of three guests, each of whom claims to be the same person, is telling the truth.

Two people could tell untruthful answers, while the person described had to tell the truth to questions asked by the panellists who had to decide which one was “real”.

Cash prizes were awarded to the players based on the number of incorrect guesses on the part of the panel.

The series ran in primetime from December 1956 to May 1967 and on CBS daytime from December 1962 to September 1968.

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Bud Collyer was the original host. Kitty Carlisle was the emcee. Panellists included Polly Bergen, Hy Gardner, Hildy Parks and Ralph Bellamy.

Subsequent revivals were hosted by Garry Moore, Joe Garagiola, Robin Ward and Gordon Elliott.