Monty Hall Biography (1921?-)

Original name, Monty Halparin; born August 25, 1921 (some sources cite 1923 or 1924), in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; immigrated to the United States, 1955; son of Maurice Harvey (a slaughterhouse owner) and Rose (maiden name, Rusen) Halparin; married Marilyn Plottel (an actress, writer, and producer), September 28, 1947; children: Joanna Gleason (an actress), Richard David, Sharon Fay. Addresses: Office: 519 North Arden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Monty Hall Enterprises, 7833 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Television producer, television performer, actor, writer
Birth Details
August 25, 1921?
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, The Little Revue, 1953
  • Host, Floor Show, 1953
  • Host, Matinee Party, 1953
  • Anchor, Monitor, NBC, 1955-1960
  • Host and narrator, Cowboy Theatre, NBC, 1956-1957
  • Emcee, Keep Talking, CBS, 1958-1959, then ABC, 1959-1960
  • Host, Byline: Monty Hall, CBS, 1959
  • Emcee, Video Village, CBS, 1960
  • Emcee, Let's Make a Deal, NBC, 1963-1968, ABC, 1968-1977, revivedfrom Vancouver, British Columbia, and syndicated, 1980
  • Host, NBC Comedy Playhouse (also known as Bob Hope Presents theChrysler Theatre, The Chrysler Theater, and Universal Star Time), NBC, 1968
  • Host, It's Anybody's Guess, NBC, 1977
  • Host, Beat the Clock (also known as The All-New Beat the Clock), CBS, 1979-1980
  • Host, The All-New Let's Make a Deal (also known as Let's Make aDeal), CBS, 1984-1986
  • Host, Split Second, syndicated, 1986-1987
  • Host, Let's Make a Deal, NBC, 1990-1991
  • Made television debut as substitute emcee, Strike It Rich, CBS; also appeared on Fun in the Morning.
  • Pilots
  • Host, Madhouse 90, ABC, 1972
  • General Sam Brewster, The Courage and the Passion, NBC, 1978
  • Specials
  • Li'l Abner, NBC, 1971
  • Himself, ABC Funshine Saturday Sneak Peek, 1974
  • Mitzi and a Hundred Guys, CBS, 1975
  • Host, Lights, Camera, Monty!, ABC, 1975
  • Host, Monty Hall's Variety Hour, ABC, 1976
  • Those Wonderful TV Game Shows, NBC, 1984
  • All-Star Party for Lucille Ball, CBS, 1984
  • An All-Star Party for "Dutch" Reagan, CBS, 1985
  • All Star Party for Clint Eastwood, CBS, 1986
  • Host, Split Second, syndicated, 1987
  • Guest, It's Howdy Doody Time (also known as It's Howdy Doody Time: A 40-Year Celebration), syndicated, 1987
  • Host, All-Star Party for Joan Collins, CBS, 1987
  • The Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1990
  • Host, The Comedy Concert II, TNN, 1990
  • Himself, Bob Crane: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! EntertainmentTelevision, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Monty Hall, "Let's Make a Deal," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1973
  • "Love and the Man of the Year," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, 1973
  • Voice of Monty Hall, "Mama Loves Monty," Wait `till Your Father Gets Home (animated), syndicated, 1974
  • Himself, "A Different Drummer," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1974
  • Harry Morrison, "The Parents Know Best/A Selfless Love/Nubile Nurse," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978
  • Guest, Password Plus, 1979
  • Himself, "Calendar Girl," Jennifer Slept Here, 1983
  • "The Test," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1992
  • Himself, "The Taxman Cometh," The Nanny, CBS, 1996
  • Himself, "The Long and Winding Short Cut," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1999
  • Himself, "Monty Hall: Let's Make a Deal," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • "Parenthood," Providence, NBC, 2001
  • Himself, "The Promise Ring," That '70s Show, Fox, 2001
  • Himself, "Talent Show," The Surreal Life, 2003
  • Himself, "Talent Show," Let's Make a Deal, 2003
  • Himself, "Game Show Week," The Hollywood Squares, 2003
  • Also appeared in That Girl, ABC; The Flip Wilson Show, NBC;The Dean Martin Show, NBC; as himself, Love & War, CBS; and as himself, The Charlie Horse Music Pizza, PBS.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer, Your First Impression, NBC, 1960
  • Creator and producer (with Stefan Hatos), Let's Make a Deal, beginning 1963
  • Executive producer, Masquerade Party, syndicated, 1974
  • Executive producer, The McLean Stevenson Show, NBC, 1976
  • Executive producer, It's Anybody Guess, NBC, 1977
  • Executive producer, Split Second, 1986
  • Creator, Let's Make a Deal, 1990
  • Creator, Big Deal, Fox, 1996
  • Executive producer and creator, Let's Make a Deal, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • The Canadian Conspiracy, 1986
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's, 1997
  • Stage Appearances; Major Tours
  • Lead role, High Button Shoes, U.S. cities, 1978
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Pilots
  • For the People, 1986
  • Books
  • (With Bill Libby) Emcee: Monty Hall, Grosset & Dunlap, 1973
  • Newsletters
  • Memo from Monty, 1955

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, December 9, 1996, p. 154

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