About Faces

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Not to be confused with All About Faces.
About Faces
Ben Alexander 1959.JPG
Ben Alexander, the show's host.
Genre Game show
Created by Ralph Edwards
Presented by Ben Alexander
Narrated by Tom Kennedy
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) Ralph Edwards Productions
Release
Original channel ABC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release January 4, 1960 (1960-01-04) – June 30, 1961 (1961-06-30)


About Faces is an American game show that aired from January 4, 1960 to June 30, 1961 that was created by Ralph Edwards. The host was Ben Alexander and the show's announcer was famed game show host Tom Kennedy.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Two contestants were given clues about incidents in their lives. The first contestant to guess the relationship with the opposite person correctly was the winner and won prizes.

There was also a home-participation game called Place the Face, inspired by an earlier Ralph Edwards creation of the same name.

Episode status[edit]

The UCLA Film and Television Archive lists among its holdings the premiere episode with Zsa Zsa Gabor, Red Schoendienst (and family), Fred Haney, and Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan.[2]

The Paley Center for Media lists among its holdings the series pilot, taped May 6, 1959. José Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney are listed as the celebrities.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwartz, David - The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows, 1987
  2. ^ UCLA Archive: About Faces
  3. ^ Paley Center: About Faces

External links[edit]