“Forgotten Hollywood”- Seal the Deal…

Posted on October 1, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P here… 

“`Monty Hall was the television game show host whose long-running  Let’s Make a Deal showcased contestants in goofy costumes and mystery prizes behind doors and curtains. The daily show, which he co-created, debuted as a daytime show on NBC in 1963, and became a small screen staple; moving to ABC in 1968.  Over the next four decades, it also aired in prime time and in syndication.                MONTY HALL —>

“`Born in Manitoba, Canada, Hall initially tested his skills on radio. After moving to Manhattan,  and then to Los Angeles, he began working on a number of shows.  Hall hosted Keep TalkingCowboy Theater and Video Village. He also was hired to host the popular  Twenty-One and Strike It Rich. During the 1959–1960 season,  he became a sports analyst for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.

“`Let’s Make a Deal’s roots could be traced from The Auctioneer, a game show Hall hosted in Toronto in the 1950s. He joined writer-producer Stefan Hatos to create Let’s Make a Deal, knowing that his experience with audience interaction would be an instant hit on television.

“`Hall was one of only three game show hosts on both Hollywood’s and  Canada’s Walks of Fame; the others being Alex Trebek and Howie Mandel. Monty spent much of his post-Deal days involved in philanthropic work.  He was always going to various telethons, and helped raise close to a billion dollars for charity in his lifetime. Hall was repeatedly honored for his charitable effort. Wards at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia were named in his honor. Monty was the 2005 recipient of a Ralph Edwards Service Award from Game Show Congress in recognition of all his charity work.

“`The genial Monty Hall, who never turned down signing an autograph, was 96.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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