Boris Karloff

This is your Life (1952-1961)

This Is Your Life was an American Reality documentary series broadcast on NBC radio 1948 to 1952, and on NBC television 1952 to 1961. It was originally hosted by its producer Ralph Edwards. In the show, the host surprises a guest, and proceeds to take them through their life in front of an audience, including special guest appearances by colleagues, friends and family. Edwards revived the show in 1971-72, while Joseph Campanella hosted a version in 1983. Edwards returned for some specials in the late 1980s, before his death in 2005.
Carl Reiner
Jane Mansfield
Roy Rogers
Hanna Bloch Kohner
Laurel and Hardy
Milton Berle
Lou Costello
Boris Karloff
Gloria Swanson
Duke Kahanamoku
Ida Lupino
Dick Clark
Jesse Owen
Joe Louis
Christopher Lee
Glenn Ford
Bette Davis
Muhammad Ali
Mel Blanc
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