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

Jay Jacobs
October 2, 2017

In 1955, he landed a role on a variety radio show. "He lived for his family", Sharon Hall said. But you know the law in game shows - if you go on a show and you win a donkey, that's your prize.

"Let's Make a Deal" was adapted in India as "Khullja Sim Sim", which was hosted by Aman Verma.

In the early 1960s, he was developing game shows and joined forces with TV veteran Stefan Hatos.

The game show gave rise to an academic exercise in which students are asked to weigh this question: 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? "There was a time when a farmer won five calves and he wanted the calves".

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It was a show dedicated to the idea that everyday folk - people like you and me! - would gleefully make themselves look foolish for a chance at a big cash prize. It ran on NBC, ABC, in syndication, and in a nighttime version, finally being revived in 2009 with Wayne Brady as host. His life and legacy is a blessing to people everywhere #LMADRIP Monty Hall Let's just pray he picked the right doorBTW a lovely man and, briefly, an excellent hockey announcer for The New York Rangers https://t.co/0wRMGBdtmaRIP Monty Hall. The conundrum was featured in the 2008 film "21" with Kevin Spacey.

Hall has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Canada's Walk of Fame and the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars, and he received a lifetime achievement award from the Daytime Emmy Awards.

Hall and his wife, Marilyn Plottel, married in 1947.

He is survived by his two daughters Sharon Hall, Joanna Gleason and son Richard who have made their own mark in the entertainment industry.

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