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This Is Your Life (1952–1987)

TV Series | 30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. Next, the celebrity was escorted into the studio, ...See moreEach week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. Next, the celebrity was escorted into the studio, and one by one, people who were significant in the guest's life would be brought out to offer anecdotes. At the end of the show, family members and friends would surround the guest, who would then be presented with gifts. These usually included jewelry, a scrapbook of memories, a home 16 mm projector and a camera. Written by Thomas McWilliams See less
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Seasons
9   |   8   |   7   |   6   |   5   |   4   |   3   |   2  | …   See all
Creator
Ralph Edwards (created by)
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Edit Released
Updated Oct 1, 1952

Release date (First episode)
Oct 1, 1952 (United States)

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