Dorothy Kilgallen Biography
(American Journalist and Panelist on the TV Game Show ‘What's My Line?’)
Birthday: July 3, 1913 (Cancer)
Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Dorothy Mae Kilgallen was an American journalist and a television personality. A popular face on television, she was best known for being one of the panelists on the game show ‘What's My Line?’ for almost fifteen years. She was also famous for her column ‘The Voice of Broadway’, which was syndicated to over 140 daily newspapers. She occasionally commented about politics in her columns and also shared her views on organized crime in the country. Over the course of her journalistic career, which started when she was just eighteen years old, Dorothy gained popularity for her outspoken nature. She also had her fair share of controversies. She was involved in a controversy with the legendary American singer cum actor Frank Sinatra after she wrote a feature story on him titled ‘The Frank Sinatra Story’. She later got involved in a bigger controversy with the Sam Sheppard murder trial case, which according to her had “serious flaws” and was not a fair trial. She also put her thoughts about the Kennedy assassination and Warren Commission's report of the case on paper. Apart from these high profile cases, she had worked in other cases too, including the trials of Anna Antonio in 1934 and the 1935 trial of German-born carpenter Bruno Richard Hauptmann, who was convicted of the abduction and murder of a 20-month-old child.