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MONTY HALL IS 94 TODAY

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Monty Hall (born Monte Halparin in Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Hall was host of the game show Let’s Make a Deal (NBC/ABC) for 23
years. He received the Order of Canada honor and a Golden Palm
Star for his humanitarian work. Hall graduated with a Bachelor of
Science
degree from the University of Manitoba, where he majored
in chemistry and zoology.

On October 13, 2007, Monty Hall was one of the first inductees into
the American TV Game Show Hall of Fame
in Las Vegas, Nevada. He
received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Daytime Emmy
Awards
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RECAPPING PAST NEWS STORIES

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Sir Thomas Sean Connery is 85 today.

Connery worked as a milkman, a truck driver, and a body builder. The U.S.
Navy discharged him due to his being afflicted with a duodenal ulcer. In July
2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

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RADIO SERIES BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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The series “Father  Knows Best” began on NBC Radio. It starred Robert Young 
(above) as the General Insurance agent Jim Anderson. His wife Margaret was
first portrayed by June Whitley and later by Jean Vander Pyl. The Anderson
children were Betty (Rhonda Williams), Bud (Ted Donaldson), and Kathy
(Norma Jean Nillson). The series ran until March 25, 1954. It made the
switch to television later that year.

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Robert Young and Jean Vander Pyl.

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