'Let's Make a Deal' host Monty Hall passes away at 96

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In 1963, "Let's Make a Deal" premiered, with its premise of contestants wearing wacky costumers trying to win prizes.

Monty Hall was born in Winnipeg, Canada on August 25th, 1921 as Maurice Halperin.

A probability brain teaser was named after the game-show host.

For his fantastic television work, Monty received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1973, and in 2002 was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame making him only one of three game show hosts to be on both Walk of Fames.

There's something else you should know about him: He was the father of Joanna Gleason, the Tony Award-winning actress whose rendition of "Moments in the Woods", from the Sondheim musical Into the Woods, is a thing that will make your life better. His late wife, Marilyn, who was also his distant cousin, was a producer.

The Game Show Network ranked Hall fourth on their list of the Top 10 Game Show Hosts of all Time, according to IMDB.

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Hall recalled in a 2013 interview that when the show began, audience members arrived buttoned down in formal suits and dresses. In the end, Monty Hall said that he wanted to be remembered for helping people rather than his celebrity status. #montyhallWinnipeg's ambassador in Hollywood, @umanitoba alumni & host of "Let's Make a Deal" has left our stage.

Let's Make a Deal is infamously known for the insane costumes audience members wore to get Monty's attention.

However, Sharon Hall said Hall never refused an autograph and used his fame to help others.

The long-time host was also well-known for his charity work, including work with Variety Clubs International and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

He is survived by two daughters, a son, a brother and 5 grandchildren.

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