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The Big Payoff

Contestants were selected from men who mailed in letters explaining why the women in their lives deserved prizes. The men were asked four questions (delivered on a silver tray by Question Girl Susan Sayers) in order to win prizes like a mink coat or a vacation. The show also incorporated a fashion show narrated by Bess Meyerson.

The Big Payoff Premiered:

December, 1951


Randy Merriman

Robert Paige

Bert Parks

Substitute Hosts:

Bobby Sherwood

Warren Hull

Ralph Paul

Bob Haymes

Jimmy Blaine


Bess Myerson

Substitute Hostesses:

Hollis Burke

Sydney Smith


Ralph Paul

Mort Laurence

Question Girl:

Susan Sayers


Pat Conlon

Nancy Walters

Marion James

Pat Conway

Fran Miller


Betty Ann Grove

Denise Lor

Judy Lynn

The Big Payoff Trivia:

The show was reenacted for the movie "Miss Casey Jones."




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