Let's Make a Deal host Hall dies at 96

Report: “Let's Make a Deal” host Monty Hall passes away at 96

"And so I don't care if they jump on me, and I don't care if they yell and they fainted - those are my people".

Hall would offer contestants a modest prize, then give them a chance to trade it for a mystery prize hidden by a curtain, stashed in a big box or concealed behind door No. 1, door No. 2 or door No. 3.

The puzzle sparked heated exchanges in Marilyn vos Savant's Parade magazine column.

The game show host began his career in regional television in the 1950s and early in the 60s on several television shows, including "Cowboy Theater", "Fun in the Morning", and "Video Village", according to the website IMDB.

His daughter Sharon estimated that Hall managed to raise almost $1 billion for charity over his lifetime.

A daughter, Joanna Gleason, confirmed his death. She won a Tony in 1988 for best actress in a musical for "Into the Woods" and was nominated for Tonys two other times.




Born Monte Halparin in Winnipeg, Canada, Hall rose to fame in 1963 with the widespread success of the game show.

Hall only revealed the name of the late Max Freed about 30 years later. Although he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and zoology from the University of Manitoba, it was the applause from college musicals that piqued his interest in acting and singing.

"He's making it his show", Hall said of Brady in a 2013 interview.

Instead, he turned to entertainment. 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. His first national hosting gig came in 1960 on CBS' Video Village.

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.

Hallmarks of Let's Make A Deal quickly struck a chord: The audience always donned quirky costumes to draw attention for a possible chance to participate in the game. He re-invented the catch phrase when announcing who would compete next on Let's Make A Deal.

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