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This Is Your Life is an American television documentary series broadcast on NBC, originally hosted by its producer, Ralph Edwards from 1952 to 1961. 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. The show originated as a radio show on NBC Radio airing from 1948 to 1952.

Series Cast

  1. Ralph Edwards

    Ralph Edwards


    93 Episodes

  2. Johnny Grant

    3 Episodes

  3. Jack Benny

    Jack Benny

    3 Episodes

  4. Fran Allison

    2 Episodes

  5. Rory Calhoun

    Rory Calhoun

    2 Episodes

  6. Charles Rogers

    Charles Rogers

    2 Episodes

  7. Edward G. Robinson

    Edward G. Robinson

    2 Episodes

  8. Tennessee Ernie Ford

    Tennessee Ernie Ford

    2 Episodes

  9. George Jessel

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 9

1961 | 7 Episodes

Season 9 of This Is Your Life premiered on January 8, 1961.

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Status Ended


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Type Documentary

Original Language English


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