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Brains and Brawn

Two teams, each made up of an expert in a field and a professional athlete, competed with mind and body for cash prizes. The "brains" would answer trivia questions in their field, while the "brawn" would compete in an athletic event. The winning team took home $30,000 while the losing team won a Studebaker.

Brains and Brawn Premiered:

September, 1958


Fred Davis

Jack Lescoulie


Bill Wendell

Celebrity Contestants Included:

Gypsy Rose Lee

Willie Mays



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