Let's Make A Deal's Monty Hall Dies at 96

Mr. Hall remained involved in “Let’s Make a Deal” to the end as an owner of the show and an occasional guest

Mr. Hall remained involved in “Let’s Make a Deal” to the end as an owner of the show and an occasional guest

When a People magazine interviewer suggested in 1996 that "Let's Make a Deal" would be his epitaph, Hall replied, with a wince: "You put that on my tombstone, and I'll kill you". He died of heart failure at the age of 96. "He's learning the star of the show is the contestant and to make them feel at home, make them feel like they came to your party".

Monty was inducted into the American TV Game Show Hall of Fame back in 2007. He starred in school plays, and in college musicals. He later moved to Toronto and then New York City, where he became a regular contributor on NBC Radio.

It arrived in 1963.

Moving to NY in 1955, he joined forces with writer-producer Stefan Hatos, and the two created the show that would make his name. That was some. divided attention.

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The host always made this scene feel as if those watching both at home and in the audience were at a carnival side show or a quick moving auction driven by a loud and energetic barker. If she chose the wrong door, the audience would exult. His late wife, Marilyn, who was also his distant cousin, was a producer.

In addition to his philanthropic work and hosting duties, Monty Hall also acted in TV shows and commercials.

Wherever and whenever the game show aired, its concept was a constant: Players, known as "traders", were given a moderate prize and offered the opportunity to trade it for an unknown prize. He re-invented the catch phrase when announcing who would compete next on Let's Make A Deal.

There's something else you should know about him: He was the father of Joanna Gleason, the Tony Award-winning actress whose rendition of "Moments in the Woods", from the Sondheim musical Into the Woods, is a thing that will make your life better.

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