A lighthearted 1950s gameshow is the last place most of us would look for Frank Lloyd Wright, America's most well-known—only known?—architect. But in 1956, Wright appeared on the game show What's My Line?, where he endured the indignity of being questioned by a bunch of randos with aplomb.

What's My Line?—which ran for 17 years until 1967—asked its panelists to establish the line of work of its notable guests through a series of yes-or-no questions. FLW, who clearly was having a hard time hearing the panel's questions, was 89 here—but rose to the occasion with a few crotchety zingers, answering that his job "unfortunately" included dealing with law.

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It's an interesting little time capsule into both FLW and the way the average American saw him in the 1950s, when his reputation as a genius had long since been established. The building he mentions at the end, Price Tower, became a World Heritage Site a few years ago. [Architect]

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