This Is Your Life

October 6, 1947 to September 24, 1958
11 episodes known to exist
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 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. More on Wikipedia
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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October 6, 1947 - September 28, 1949
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February 1, 1950 - September 24, 1958
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This Is Your Life
October 6, 1947 - September 28, 1949
6 episodes known to exist
Host: Ralph Edwards
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
AUD 
October 12, 1948 
Patricia Braun 
Sales Girl 
29:30 

 
October 6, 1947 
Lester Hanson 
Lester Hanson 
30:00 

 
November 23, 1948 
Ada Nelligan 
Ada Nelligan 
30:00 

 
December 14, 1948 
Bridgett Carr 
Dolores Louise Carr 
59:53 

 
32 
June 14, 1949 
This Is Your Life: This Is Your Life 
Final show of the first season. A retrospective of all of the previous episodes. 
29:21 

 
34 
September 28, 1949 
Guy Lombardo 
 
30:00 

 
This Is Your Life
February 1, 1950 - September 24, 1958
5 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
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September 24, 1958 
Steve Allen 
Steve Allen. Incomplete - Disc 2 of 2 only 
15:00 

 
52 
February 1, 1950 
Billie Burke Part 1 
 
30:00 

 
53 
February 8, 1950 
Billie Burke Part 2 
 
30:00 

 
56 
March 1, 1950 
Charlie Mccarthy Part 1 
Guest Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Ken Murray, Velma Wayne Dawson, W. C. Fields. 
29:19 

 
57 
March 8, 1950 
Charlie Mccarthy Part 2 
Guest Stars: Cary Grant, Elsa Maxwell, Rudy Vallee, Dorothy Lamour, William Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy). 
29:32 

 
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