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GSN Honors the Grand Dame of Game Shows Kitty Carlisle Hart in a Special Hour-Long 'To Tell the Truth' Tribute Sunday Night, April 22
She was the only guest who appeared in every version of "To Tell The Truth" from its original format to its last in 2001.

[via press release from GSN]

GSN Honors the Grand Dame of Game Shows Kitty Carlisle Hart in a Special Hour-Long 'To Tell The Truth' Tribute Sunday Night, April 22

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 18 -- GSN is honoring the life of Kitty Carlisle Hart, the beloved stage and film actress who appeared on TV game shows in six decades, in a special tribute late Sunday night April 22. Carlisle Hart, who died today at the age of 96 from pneumonia, was a frequent guest on "To Tell The Truth" beginning in the 50's and GSN is showcasing two landmark episodes of her work on that show. She was the only guest who appeared in every version of "To Tell The Truth" from its original format to its last in 2001.

At 3:00 AM ET (Monday morning), GSN is airing Carlisle's first appearance on "To Tell The Truth." This classic black-and-white episode premiered March 5, 1957 and featured Bud Collyer as host. Other panelists joining Carlisle included Polly Bergen, Ralph Bellamy and Hy Gardner. Guests on this particular episode featured the personal barber to the president, a female blackjack dealer/mineral prospector and disc jockey Alan Freed, who is often credited as the radio father of rock 'n' roll.

At 3:30 AM ET, GSN is airing a very special "To Tell The Truth" which featured Carlisle's son as one of the guest imposters. This color episode originally aired in 1973 and featured host Garry Moore. Panelists included Bill Cullen, Joe Garagiola and Peggy Cass. Guests were a New York City police detective who uses disguises and an executive who studies the impact of viewing television in addition to Carlisle's own son in disguise.

About GSN

GSN is the entertainment industry leader in multi-platform interactive game programs. As the premier television network for games, GSN features challenging word games, high intensity casino programs, live participation shows, reality series and documentaries. GSN's programming includes original series such as "Chain Reaction," "Lingo" and "High Stakes Poker," as well as the classics "Jeopardy" and "Pyramid," among others. The network also introduced participation TV to America and its "PlayMania" block airs in late-night six nights per week. Complementing the network, GSN.com features all types of game play: innovative Flash games for fun, skill cash game tournaments and downloadable games. The website also features GSN's two-screen interactive play-along for prime time shows. Now reaching more than 63 million homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

-GSN '07-


  [april 2007]  


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