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Chance of a Lifetime (1952–1956)

TV Series | 30 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

At first a lighthearted guessing game, the format switched to a talent contest in 1952.
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Updated May 8, 1952

Release date (First episode)
May 8, 1952 (United States)

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Dennis James
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Ken Roberts
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John Reed King
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Diahann Carroll
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The Four Aces
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Toni Arden
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Duke Ellington
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Mel Tormé
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Herb Shriner
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Tony Bennett
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Eddie Bracken
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Mindy Carson
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Nat 'King' Cole
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Alan Dale
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Denise Darcel
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Morton Downey
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Mary Ford
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Connie Haines
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Johnny Johnston
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Kitty Kallen
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Al Martino
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Patricia Morison
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Les Paul
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Margaret Phelan
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Louis Prima
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Ginny Simms
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Sarah Vaughan
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Fran Warren
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Florian Zabach
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Edie Adams
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Rod Alexander
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Jan August
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Tex Beneke
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Mimi Benzell
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Sheila Bond
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Connee Boswell
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Carol Bruce
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Hoagy Carmichael
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Don Cornell
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Johnny Desmond
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Nanette Fabray
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Eddie Fisher
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Helen Gallagher
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Dick Haymes
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Joe Howard Jr.
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Harry James
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Bambi Linn
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Joan McCracken
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Constance Moore
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Jimmy Nelson
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Danny O'Day
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Georgie Price
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Billy Williams Quintet
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Pat Rooney
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Jean Sablon
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Dorothy Sarnoff
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