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Monty Hall in the 1970s
August 25, 1921
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
September 30, 2017 (aged 96)|
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Game show host, actor, producer, singer, sportscaster|
Marilyn Plottel |
(m. September 28, 1947–June 5, 2017; her death)
Monte Halparin, OC, OM (August 25, 1921 – September 30, 2017), known as Monty Hall, was a Canadian television producer, actor, singer, comedian, and sportscaster. He was best known as host of the television game show Let's Make a Deal.
The Monty Hall problem
Since Hall was on Let's Make a Deal, Hall's name is used in a probability puzzle known as the "Monty Hall problem", which examines the counter-intuitive effect of switching one's choice of doors, one of which hides a prize, if "Monty" reveals an unwanted item behind a door the player did not choose.
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- "St. John's High School hits 100". CBC News. June 18, 2010. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/06/17/mb-st-johns-reunion-winnipeg.html.
- Tierney, John (July 21, 1991). "Behind Monty Hall's Doors: Puzzle, Debate and Answer?". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/1991/07/21/us/behind-monty-hall-s-doors-puzzle-debate-and-answer.html. Retrieved 2010-05-26.
- Marilyn Hall Dies: Emmy-Winning TV Producer & Wife Of Monty Hall Was 90
- "Let's Make A Deal' host Monty Hall dead at 96". Fox News. September 30, 2017. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/09/30/lets-make-deal-host-monty-hall-dead-at-96.html.
- Nyren, Erin (September 30, 2017). "Monty Hall, Host of ‘Let’s Make A Deal,’ Dies at 96" (in en-US). https://variety.com/2017/tv/people-news/monty-hall-dead-dies-lets-make-a-deal-1202577178/.