About Faces

About Faces
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Ben Alexander, the show's host.
GenreGame show
Created byRalph Edwards
Presented byBen Alexander
Narrated byTom Kennedy
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)Ralph Edwards Productions
Original networkABC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseJanuary 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 Tom Kennedy.[1]


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[]

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 March 17 ion exists on YouTube with Tom Kennedy as substitute host.[3]

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 celebrity guests for that episode.[4]


  1. ^ Schwartz, David - The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows, 1987
  2. ^ UCLA Archive: About Faces[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Paley Center: About Faces

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