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Twenty-One
Definition:

Two contestants in heated isolation booths answered questions, trying to get to 21 points first. The potential cash prizes were limitless. This show was the center of the game show scandals of the 50s, inspiring the movie "Quiz Show."

Premiered: September 12, 1956

Hosts:

Jack Barry

1956-1958

Monty Hall

(substitute host, 1958)

Assistants:
Arlene Terry

Ardell Terry

Terry Ford

Marlene Manners

Announcer:

Bill McCord

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 1950s Game Shows

 
     
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