Who are these actors and shows on the cover of TV Guide in 1961?

Match these faces to the correct names!


You knew you truly made it to television fame when your face graced the cover of TV Guide. Then again, since the weekly listings magazine published 52 issues a year, there was room for a lot of celebrities.

Everyone from Fred Flintstone to Ronald Reagan appeared on the cover of the essential publication (remember, this was the best way to know what was on TV!) in 1961. So did all of these other stars. See if you can match the image to the correct names!

All images: TV Guide / TV Guide Cover Archive

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  1. Which new sitcom was Mary Tyler Moore promoting in 1961?
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  2. Here is Bob Keeshan. You know him better as…?
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  3. This was considered a "smokey eye" in 1961. Who is it?
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  4. Which Western is this?
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  5. Do you recognize this sitcom headliner in full color? Name the show!
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  6. Which show was Bob Denver promoting here?
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  7. You could find her on which Western?
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  8. Here is Martin Milner promoting his show…?
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  9. Can you place these boys in blue to the correct show?
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  10. The "Many Faces of Richard Boone" could be seen on which Western?
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  11. Recognize this rising star of 'The Garry Moore Show'?
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  12. Majorie Lord got a cover to herself in March 1961. She starred on which sitcom?
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  13. Lola Albright starred on which series? Hint: He's right there next to her!
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  14. Hey, it's Harry Morgan from M*A*S*H! But back then, he was starring in which sitcom?
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  15. The (musical) "Man Behind the Beard" is…?
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  16. Lori Martin and this horse were the stars of which show?

Who are these actors and shows on the cover of TV Guide in 1961?

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Coldnorth 31 months ago
Only one wrong. I’m happy with that
SteveCarras 36 months ago
Almost all except the Lola Albright and Which Western ones.
Kelley1 37 months ago
I was never into Black Beauty/National Velvet type shows. I believe National Velvet (the original movie with Elizabeth Taylor) put the idea of riding a horse like the wind into my grandma's mind, leading her to do so and receive a life changing head injury. I'm more of a Pete and Gladys type gal. (I understand why they have to air Saved by the Bell -it's an E/I law- but I truly wish they could put it on earlier and air something like Pete and Gladys, Donna Reed, etc. on Sundays. But not Leave it to Beaver either.)
MarianneCoon 38 months ago
I got 16/16 and I honestly knew and watched all these shows
Lillyrose 39 months ago
12 out of 16. My favorite show from 1961 is "Leave it to Beaver."
Snickers 39 months ago
Perfect 16/16 but I admit to guessing on a few.
Tracye 39 months ago
14/16 not bad since it was 5 years before I was born but I love watching these old shows.
EllisClevenger 39 months ago
You got 15 out of 16
Did you come out on top? What was your favorite show from 1961?
Missed #16
Shatner1 39 months ago
15/16. Itchy trigger finger on one of the easiest ones--Rawhide!
Mukusthebadd1 39 months ago
No comment by myself at this time.
Lacey 39 months ago
15/16. Missed the last one.
You know, Pete & Gladys might be a sitcom rip for METV.
Just saying.
dekane54 39 months ago
15 out of 16 I guess being 66 pays off. My favorite show though was I Love Lucy
Moverfan 39 months ago
I've seen most if not all episodes of Ironside, loved the (final as it turned out) movie The Return Of Ironside and quite a few episodes of Perry Mason and most of those movies. However, I do not recall ever combining Raymond Burr and the term "smoky eye" in the same sentence in my life. (No disrespect intended, sir...no, I don't know where Sergeant Brown is...yes, sir, I'll go find out, right away, sir...)
Inrodwetrust 39 months ago
16/16 not bad considering I was born in 1970 🤪
TexasGreek 39 months ago
You got 15 out of 16
Missed #16
PatrickRegan 39 months ago
I liked them all
And still do!
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