Monty Hall

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Name: Monte Halparin
  • Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Profession: Emcee, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • During World War II, served in the Canadian Army and emceed shows for the troops.
  • Performed in musical and dramatic stage productions while studying chemistry at the University of Manitoba.
  • Moved to New York in 1955 to anchor the NBC radio program Monitor.
  • Created the game show Let's Make a Deal, which premiered on December 30, 1963.
  • Honored with Canada's highest award, the Order of Canada, in 1988 for his humanitarian work with multiple charitable organizations around the world.
  • Received the 2005 Ralph Edwards Award from the Game Show Congress for career community service.
  • The probability puzzle known as the Monty Hall Problem stems from the mathematical odds of winning the big prize on Let's Make a Deal, and has been featured on programs like NUMB3RS and in the movie 21.


  • Sharon Hall — Daughter
  • Richard Hall — Son
  • Rose Halparin — Mother
  • Marilyn Hall — Wife
  • Maurice Halparin — Father
  • Joanna Gleason — Daughter
  • Robert Hall — Brother


  • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (BS, 1946)