‘Let’s Make a Deal’ host, philanthropist Monty Hall dies

Obit_Monty_Hall_90970 FILE - In this March 14, 1993, file photo, Monty Hall, left, recipient of the 2nd Annual George Burns Lifetime Award, laughs with George Burns at the United Jewish Fund tribute to humanitarian Hall, in the Century City section of Los Angeles. Former "Let's Make a Deal" host Hall has died after a long illness at age 96. His daughter Sharon Hall says he died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Obit_Monty_Hall_68723 FILE - In this April 10, 1980, file photo, Chairman of the Board, Playboy Enterprises Inc., Hugh Hefner, center, receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, Monty Hall, right, holds the rope attached to the new star with Hefner. Former "Let's Make a Deal" host Hall has died after a long illness at age 96. His daughter Sharon Hall says he died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Obit_Monty_Hall_51472 FILE - in this August 3, 2009., file photo, actor and comedian Wayne Brady, left, looks on as television game show host Monty Hall answers a question about the new "Let's Make A Deal" game show at the CBS Summer Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Former "Let's Make a Deal" host Hall has died after a long illness at age 96. His daughter Sharon Hall says he died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Obit_Monty_Hall_16841 FILE - In this June 16, 2013 file photo, Wayne Brady, right, presents the lifetime achievement award to Monty Hall at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Former "Let's Make a Deal" host Hall has died after a long illness at age 96. His daughter Sharon Hall says he died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Obit_Monty_Hall_02218 FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2009 file photo, television personality Monty Hall arrives at the CBS CW Showtime Summer press tour party in San Marino, Calif. Former "Let's Make a Deal" host Hall has died after a long illness at age 96. His daughter Sharon Hall says he died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Obit_Monty_Hall_14697 FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2014 file photo, Monty Hall arrives at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, Calif. Former "Let's Make a Deal" host Hall has died after a long illness at age 96. His daughter Sharon Hall says he died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former “Let’s Make a Deal” host Monty Hall has died. He was 96.

Sharon Hall says her father died Saturday morning of heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills, California.

Hall co-created “Let’s Make a Deal,” which debuted on NBC in 1963 and became a TV staple for decades.

Contestants chosen from the studio audience wore outlandish costumes to attract Hall’s attention. The game involved swapping prize items for others hidden behind doors, curtains or in boxes, leading to the famous question: Do you want Door No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3?”

His daughter says Hall, who was born in Canada, enjoyed his fame and never turned down an autograph or a chance to use his name to help others.

She estimates he raised nearly $1 billion for charity over his lifetime.

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