Let's Make a Deal
(TV show)
Jay Stewart
(Movies & TV)
The New York Times
Ralph Edwards
(Movies & TV)
Geoff Edwards
(Movies & TV)
Bob McAllister
(Movies & TV)
Chris Sarandon
(Movies & TV)

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Monty Hall

Knowledge Identifier: +Monty_Hall


Monty Hall

Canadian-born MC, producer, actor, singer and sportscaster, best known as host of the television game show Let's Make a Deal add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1921.

Countries: United States (79%), Canada (14%), India (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Let's Make a Deal, Jay Stewart, The New York Times

Linked to: St. John's High School, Masquerade Party, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, University of Manitoba




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Monty Hall was born in 1921 add something


Hall started his career in Winnipeg in radio, moving to Toronto in 1946 add something


Early in his career, Hall hosted game shows such as "Bingo at Home" on WABD-TV and guest-hosted more established game shows such as "Strike It Rich" on CBS, before hosting the first show of his own, "Keep Talking" in 1958 add something


Between 1956 and 1960, Hall worked as one of several rotating hosts of NBC Radio's "Monitor" weekend broadcast add something


From 1956 to 1960, along with NBC Radio newsman, Morgan Beatty, Hall co-hosted the Saturday night segment of the NBC Radio Network weekend program "Monitor" from 8 PM until midnight add something


Hall did color-commentary on New York Rangers radio broadcasts during the 1959-60 season add something


"Let's Make a Deal" aired on NBC daytime from December 30, 1963, to December 27, 1968, and on ABC daytime from December 30, 1968, to July 9, 1976, along with two primetime runs add something


Other game shows from Hatos's and Hall's production company included "Chain Letter" in 1966; a revival of the venerable 1950s-era panel quiz, "Masquerade Party" in 1974; "3 For the Money" in 1975; "It's Anybody's Guess" in 1977, which reunited "Let's Make a Deal" announcer Jay Stewart with Hall, who hosted the show, and the Canadian-based "The Joke's on Us" in 1983 add something


It aired in syndication from 1971 to 1977, from 1980 to 1981, from 1984 to 1986, and again on NBC briefly from 1990 to 1991, replacing Bob Hilton, who had been dismissed add something


Besides "Let's Make a Deal," the game show "Split Second," which originally ran on ABC from 1972-75 with Tom Kennedy as host, and again in syndication in 1987 with Hall hosting that version, was the only other successful program from Hatos-Hall Productions add something


Bob McAllister - In 1975, Monty Hall, impressed by McAllister, flew him out to Los Angeles to host a pilot for a new game show called "Carnival


Geoff Edwards - Also, Edwards was a substitute host in the spring of 1985 on "Let's Make a Deal", filling in for a week when Monty Hall had become ill with laryngitis


In May 1988, the Government of Canada bestowed on him the prestigious Order of Canada for his humanitarian work in Canada and other nations of the world add something


Hall himself gave an explanation of the solution to that problem in an interview with "The New York Times" reporter John Tierney in 1991 add something


Chris Sarandon - In 1991 he performed on Broadway in the short-lived musical "Nick and Nora" with Joanna Gleason, the daughter of Monty Hall


Let's Make a Deal - In 1999, Shuffle Master teamed up with Bally's to do a video slot machine game based on the show with the voice and likeness of Monty Hall


He appeared as himself on "The Promise Ring" episode of "That '70s Show" in 2001 add something


Let's Make a Deal - In 2004, IGT did a new video slot game based on the show still featuring Monty Hall


Hall was the recipient of the 2005 Ralph Edwards Service Award from Game Show Congress, in recognition of all the work the emcee-producer has done for charity through the years add something


Let's Make a Deal - In the late summer of 2006, an interactive DVD version of "Let's Make a Deal" was released by Imagination Games, which features classic clips from the Monty Hall years of the show


On October 13, 2007, Hall was one of the first inductees into the American TV Game Show Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Nevada add something


The puzzle was mentioned in an episode of the first season of the television drama "NUMB3RS", in the 2008 movie "21", and in the novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" add something


" Monty appeared on "GSN Live" on March 14, 2008, and hosted a game of "Let's Make a Deal" for "Good Morning America" on August 18, 2008, as part of Game Show Reunion week add something


In summer 2009, CBS announced that it was reviving "Let's Make a Deal" on its daytime schedule add something


The show premiered on October 5, 2009, with Wayne Brady as host add something


During the week of March 22, 2010, Hall hosted several segments of the "Deal" alongside Brady add something


He appeared with his wife on "The Newlywed Game" hosted by Bob Eubanks on May 18, 2010 add something


Hall received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards add something


He, along with Carol Merrill, made a second appearance on the CBS version on March 1, 2013, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration add something


On October 2, 2013, Hall made a third appearance on the show holding his Emmy add something


Hall died from heart failure on September 30, 2017, at his home in Beverly Hills at the age of 96 add something