Game show TV host Monte Hall has died...96 years


Monte Halparin, OC OM (August 25, 1921 – September 30, 2017), better known by the stage name Monty Hall, was a Canadian-American game show host and producer, best known as the long-running host of Let's Make a Deal. Hall started his career in Winnipeg at CKRC radio, moving to Toronto in 1946 where he found a job with radio station CHUM, where his name was shortened to Hall. For the next decade he hosted and produced a number of programs for radio stations in Toronto as well as Who Am I?, which was distributed nationally in Canada through private syndication until 1959. He also had several short-lived programmes on CBC Television, after it was launched in 1952, but when they were cancelled and another program he had conceived of was taken away from him, Hall decided he had no future in Canadian television. Hall moved to New York City in 1955 to try to break into American broadcasting, but commuted to Toronto several times a month to record episode blocks of Who Am I?. In New York, 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 and Twenty-One on NBC. WIKIPEDIA

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