Legendary Let’s Make A Deal Game Show Host Monty Hall Has Died At 96 Years Old

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Legendary game show host Monty Hall has died. He was 96 years old.

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Hall hosted Let’s Make A Deal for five decades, spanning more than 4,700 episodes during his illustrious television career — making himself an entertainment icon by giving thousands of game-show contestants the ability to choose whether to take the cash or pick something behind one of three doors.

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Preceded in death back in June by his wife of nearly 70 years, Marilyn — who herself was an Emmy-winning TV producer, writer, and author — Monty Hall died of heart failure on Saturday afternoon, his reps told THR.

His three children — all of whom work in show business both in front of the camera and behind it — survive Hall and carry on his and Marilyn’s legacy in Hollywood.

But it’ll forever be Let’s Make A Deal, which debuted in December of 1963, that is Monty Hall’s legacy.

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After nearly 5,000 episodes’ worth of shows that make it an unforgettable TV icon, we’ll sorely miss Monty Hall for his contributions to American television.

Sad to have lost him.


[Image via Bridow/WENN.]

Sep 30, 2017 5:51pm PDT

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