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Monty Hall
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Monty Hall in the 1970s
Monte Halparin[1]

August 25, 1921(1921-08-25)
Died September 30, 2017(2017-09-30) (aged 96)
Occupation Game show host, actor, producer, singer, sportscaster
Years active 1953–2017
Spouse(s) Marilyn Plottel
(m. September 28, 1947–June 5, 2017; her death)[1]

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.[1]

Early life

Hall was born Monte Halparin in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 25, 1921.[2] He studied at St. John's High School.[3]

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.[4]

Personal life

Monty married Marilyn Plottel in 1947. They had three children. Plottel died on June 5, 2017.[5]


On September 30, 2017, Hall died from heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 96.[6][7]


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