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MONTEL WILLIAMS RINGS CLOSING BELL AT NASDAQ IN NEW YORK
Montel Williams, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, visits NASDAQ MarketSite to ring the closing bell in honor of the Montel Williams MS Foundation in New York on August 14, 2007. (UPI Photo/NASDAQ)
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Montel Brian Anthony Williams (born July 3, 1956) is an American television personality, radio talk show host and actor. He is best known as host of the long-running The Montel Williams Show, and more recently as a spokesperson for the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA). Williams is also active with the non-profit MS Foundation, which he founded after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the late 1990s.

Williams was born in Baltimore, Maryland. As a resident of Glen Burnie, Maryland, he was bussed to Andover High School in neighboring Linthicum, Maryland where he was elected president of both his junior and senior classes. He was a good student, athlete and musician and active in county-wide student government issues in Annapolis, Maryland. His father, Herman Williams, Jr., was a firefighter who in 1992 became Baltimore's first African-American Fire Chief.

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