Monty Hall, Original 'Let's Make a Deal' Host, Dead at 96
Monty Hall, the co-creator of "Let's Make a Deal" who hosted the show from 1963-1975 and again in the '80s and '90s, has died. He was 96.
Variety reports Hall died of heart failure Saturday at home in Beverly Hills.
Hall as seen on a classic 1973 episode of "The Odd Couple," with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall
In a statement, CBS Executive VP of Daytime Programs Angelica McDaniel said of Hall, "Monty's infectious enthusiasm, humor and warmth were a winning combination that was evident to everyone he encountered, whether returning to make appearances on the current version of 'Let's Make a Deal,' or gracing us with his presence at a photo shoot celebrating CBS Daytime earlier this year. On screen, Monty made the 'Big Deals,' but in the game of life, he himself was one."
With current "Let's Make a Deal" host Wayne Brady in 2012
Hall is survived by his three children, actress Joanna Gleason, TV executive Sharon Hall, and TV producer Richard Hall; five grandchildren; and a brother. His wife, philanthropist, producer and writer Marilyn Hall, passed away three months ago, just shy of their 70th wedding anniversary.