Let's Make a Deal Host Monty Hall Dead at 96

Kelly Massey
October 2, 2017

His Daughter Joanna Gleason was the one who confirmed the regretful news for the New York Times.

He was born Monte Halperin on August 25, 1921, in Winnipeg, the son of a slaughterhouse owner father and an actress mother. In 1988, Hall, who was born in Canada, was named to the Order of Canada by that country's government in recognition of the millions he had raised for numerous charities.

Our thoughts are with Hall's family during this hard time.

Hall recalled in a 2013 interview that when the show began, audience members arrived buttoned down in formal suits and dresses.

The show's initial run included more than 5,000 episodes on NBC, ABC and in syndication before it first went off the air in 1976.

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Students are asked: "In guessing which of three doors might hide a prize auto, and after one is eliminated as a possibility, should you switch your choice to the one you didn't pick?" But bitten by the stage bug thanks to appearances in student shows, he left for NY.

Monty Hall co-created and hosted the first incarnation of Let's Make a Deal, which is now still on the air with host Wayne Brady. He also appeared in and produced several other game shows, including Split Second, Chain Letter, Masquerade Party, 3 for the Money, It's Anybody's Guess, The Joke's on Us, What's This Song? and PDQ. #montyhallWinnipeg's ambassador in Hollywood, @umanitoba alumni & host of "Let's Make a Deal" has left our stage.

Hall would then offer them something modest and give them a chance to make a deal for a mystery gift.

"In 1 percent of the cases, they didn't", Hall said.

At age 7, he was severely burned by a pot of boiling water and endured a lengthy recovery. He lost his wife, Marilyn, this past June.

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