Hollywood Squares (1966)

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Hollywood Squares is an American panel game show, in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. The "board" for the game is a 3 × 3 vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupied by a celebrity seated at a desk and facing the contestants. The stars are asked questions by the host, or "Square-Master", and the contestants judge the veracity of their answers in order to win the game.

Although Hollywood Squares was a legitimate game show, the game largely acted as the background for the show's comedy in the form of joke answers, often given by the stars prior to their "real" answer. The show's writers usually supplied the jokes. In addition, the stars were given question subjects and plausible incorrect answers prior to the show. The show was scripted in this sense, but the gameplay was not. In any case, as host Peter Marshall, the best-known "Square-Master" and the man in whose honor the show's first announcer, Kenny Williams, actually "coined" the term, would explain at the beginning of the Secret Square game, the celebrities were briefed prior to show to help them with bluff answers, but they otherwise heard the actual questions for the first time as they were asked on air.

  1. Merrill Heatter

    Creator

  2. Bob Quigley

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Cliff Arquette

    CHARLEY WEAVER, Charley Weaver (1966-1974)

    69 Episodes

  2. Wally Cox

    Wally Cox

    Himself (1967-1973), Himself

    69 Episodes

  3. Rose Marie

    Rose Marie

    Herself (1966-1982), Herself-Square Owner

    69 Episodes

  4. Peter Marshall

    Peter Marshall

    Himself-The Host & Master of THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES, Himself - Host

    69 Episodes

  5. Abby Dalton

    Abby Dalton

    Herself

    68 Episodes

  6. Morey Amsterdam

    Morey Amsterdam

    Himself

    68 Episodes

  7. Jonathan Winters

    Jonathan Winters

    Himself (Temporary Replacement: 1976-1982)

    68 Episodes

  8. George Gobel

    George Gobel

    Himself (1974-1982)

    68 Episodes

  9. Sandy Duncan

    Sandy Duncan

    Herself (1975)

    68 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1966 | 68 Episodes

The 1st 9 Stars are MR. NICK ADAMS "THE REBEL," SALLY FIELD "GIDGET & THE WAY WEST," HEATHCLIFF "CLIFF" ARQUETTE as CHARLEY WEAVER, ABBY DALTON "THE JOEY BISHOP SHOW," MR. WALLY COX "THE UNDERDOG SHOW," ROSE MARIE & MOREY AMSTERDAM "THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW," AGNES MOOREHEAD "Bewitched" & ERNEST BORGNINE "McHALE'S NAVY."

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Status Ended

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

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