Allen Albert Funt--who died this date in 1999--was an American television producer, director, writer and TV personality best known as the creator and host of Candid Camera. Mr. Funt also lived right here in Croton on Mt. Airy Road. (You will also sometimes find his name incorrectly spelled as "Allan" and "Alan").
The Independent had an excellent tribute/obituary piece at https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/obituary-allen-funt-1117146.html
Click on the image above to read an article from 1963, then on the links below to see some EverythingCroton postings:
--1969, FUNT ON PLANE HIJACKED TO CUBA http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/1969-crotons-allen-funt-on-plane.html
--1950, FUNT CATCHES CROTON, JACK SLATTERY & GEORGE BARTON STAR http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/04/july-1950-candid-camera-catches-croton.html
--COURTESY OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/06/smile-youre-on-candid-camera-courtesy.html