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Some Honor

By admin Published: April 18, 2007

Kitty Carlisle Hart, an actress also known for her appearances on game shows, has died. GSN is paying tribute in a very odd way. See after the jump ...

Here's GSN's announcement:

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.

"Honoring the life" at 3 a.m.?

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