Our thoughts are with Monty's family during this time. He also started hosting game shows like Strike It Rich and Twenty-One.
While Hall was the unquestioned master of ceremonies, the real stars of "Let's Make a Deal" were the thousands of frantic, exuberant and impressively festooned contestants he plucked from the audience.
Hall would offer contestants a modest prize, then give them a chance to trade it for a mystery prize hidden by a curtain, stashed in a big box or concealed behind door No. 1, door No. 2 or door No. 3.More news: South Korea: Return of wartime operational control will scare North
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The show's producers showed mercy on the "zonk" winners, however.
However, Sharon Hall said Hall never refused an autograph and used his fame to help others. She won a Tony in 1988 for best actress in a musical for "Into the Woods" and was nominated for Tonys two other times. "That cost me a fortune because when you rent them from the animal place, they're expensive".
Even after passing off "Let's Make a Deal" to his successor, Hall still remained involved with the show until the end, as either an owner of the show or an occasional guest.
In fact, the term "Come on down" was given new meaning thanks to Hall. The conundrum was featured in the 2008 film "21" with Kevin Spacey. Contestants - wearing insane costumes to attract Hall's attention and get plucked from the crowd - got to choose mystery prizes behind three bedazzled doors. In addition to his daughters, Monty Hall is survived by his son, Richard; a brother, Robert Hall of Toronto, Canada, and five grandchildren. He lost his wife, Marilyn, this past June.