NEW YORK, NY — Today is the birthday of Monty Hall, as our local history intern Michael Weaver reveals:
Monty Hall was born on August 25, 1921 at Winnipeg in Canada as Monte Halparin. It was there that he gained his start as an entertainer, speaking on the radio. Later he moved to Toronto, then New York, serving a five-year run as host of NBC’s monitor. During this period he lived in New Rochelle with his wife and three children. Eight years later, he moved to California, and he eventually became most well-known for hosting the game show Let’s Make a Deal. At age 94, Monty still lives in Beverly Hills with his wife, but New Rochelle honored him with a spot on the Walk of Fame in 2014.