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Monty Hall's Oral History
Monty Hall, z"l - media personality, philanthropist and original host of Let's Make a Deal - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
This interview was conducted in English.
Monty Hall was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1921. Monty, z"l, died in 2017.
Video highlights from this oral history
The Most Important Thing About Being Jewish? "Continuity! ...and Yiddish" Says Monty Hall1 minute 24 seconds
"She Was a Combination of Golda Meir and Molly Picon": Monty Hall's Memories of His Mother5 minutes 6 seconds
Monty Hall On Speaking Yiddish in Hollywood2 minutes 35 seconds
He Ran His Butcher Shop Like a Floral Shop: Monty Hall Describes His Father1 minute 53 seconds
A Job, A Place to Live, and a Pray Within 24 Hours: Mutual Aid for Jewish Refugees in Winnipeg4 minutes 15 seconds
A Perfect Stranger Put Me Through College: Monty Hall Tells the Story of Max Freed's Generosity2 minutes 53 seconds
Four Generations, One Bathroom: Monty Hall's Winnipeg Roots2 minutes 14 seconds
Walking My Great-grandfather to Shul2 minutes 13 seconds
A Passover Story You Couldn't Make Up: Monty Hall Tells A Three-Part Story Spanning Three Countries4 minutes 47 seconds
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