'Let's Make a Deal' game show host Monty Hall dies


'Let's Make a Deal' game show host Monty Hall dies

The Game Show Network ranked Hall fourth on its list of the "Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time", according to IMDB.

Hall said he wanted to be remembered as someone who cared about other people just like he cared about his own family.

Monty Hall, in a 1969 photo, hosts em Let's Make A Deal /em . Sometimes the prizes were a "zonk" - a gag gift such as a live donkey or a wrecked auto. Though CBS credited Hall's Production for the show and Hall continued to contribute as a creative consultant and co-creator of the format.

Hall, born in Manitoba, Canada, on August 25, 1921, began his career as a stage actor in college.

But Monty Hall managed, always, to seem an advocate for the hapless contestant, even though he represented the show's producers' ruthless thirst for spectacle, for comeuppance.

Hall was born in Manitoba, Canada. But bitten by the stage bug thanks to appearances in student shows, he left for NY.

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.

"Do you want Door No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3?" had become the famous phrase of the game show, which had also allowed contestants to try their luck and winning a new vehicle. "And when you grow up poor, you identify with people in need". He was known for charity work for organizations including Variety Clubs International, which raised money for disadvantaged children.

Hall, who began life as a member of the Halparin clan, is survived by Sharon, a television honcho at Alcon Entertainment, actress Joanna Gleason, and TV writer/director Richard Hall.



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