1918 - 1989
As announcer on the classic LET'S MAKE A DEAL, Jay Stewart became famous for his wacky costumes, his delightful antics as Monty's side-kick on the Trading Floor ... and his booming voice opening each show:
"These people, dressed as they are, come from all over the United States to make Deals here in the Market Place of America ... LET'S MAKE A DEAL!"
List of Jays Shows(from The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows
by David Schwartz, Steve Ryan, Fred Wostbrock)
Jay was also the announcer for Tex Ritter's Ranch Party and the Town Hall Party Show in the late fifties. Although both were local Southern California television shows, they featured such legends of the music business as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Merle Travis, Patsy Cline, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran just to name a few.
Jay retired in 1988 to become an agent for other announcers. On September 17, 1989 at the age of 71, Jay Stewart died in his Hollywood home.
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