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Encyclopedia > Monty Hall
Monty Hall
Birth name Maurice Halperin
Born August 25, 1921 (1921-08-25) (age 86)
in Flag of Canada Flag of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Statistics
Occupation Retired TV Presenter and Game Show Host
Gender Male
Spouse Marilyn Hall
Children Joanna Gleason, actress
Sharon Hall, TV director/writer
Richard Hall, TV producer
Notable credit(s) Bingo At Home
Video Village
Let's Make a Deal
The All-New Beat the Clock
Split Second (1986-1987)
Official website Let's Make a Deal

Maurice "Monty Hall" Halperin, O.C., B.Sc., LL.D (born on August 25, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian-born actor, singer and sportscaster, best known as the host of the long-running television game show Let's Make a Deal. TV Entertainer Monty Hall This work is copyrighted, and used with permission. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Manitoba. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... A television presenter is a British term for a celebrity who is best known for introducing or appearing in television programmes. ... “Quiz show” redirects here. ... The shield and spear of the Roman god Mars, which is also the alchemical symbol for iron, represents the male sex. ... Joanna Gleason (born Joanne Halprin on June 2, 1950 in Winnipeg, Manitoba), is a Canadian-born actress, who has been a successful character actor in film, television and on stage. ... Video Village and its spinoff Video Village Junior were game shows in the early 1960s. ... Lets Make a Deal is a television game show which aired in various encarnations in the United States. ... For other uses, see Beat the Clock (disambiguation). ... Split Second was an American game show. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... Doctor of Laws (Latin: Legum Doctor, LL.D) is a doctorate-level academic degree in law. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... “Quiz show” redirects here. ... Lets Make a Deal is a television game show which aired in various encarnations in the United States. ...

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History

He was the host of the long-running game show Let's Make a Deal, which he developed with Stefan Hatos from 1963 to 1977, 1980 to 1981, again from 1984 to 1986 and for a limited run in 1990, and has been producer or executive producer of the show through most of its runs. During the show's initial run, Hall became well known alongside model Carol Merrill and announcer Jay Stewart. As it became customary on that show for female contestants to give Hall a kiss at the end of a deal, good or bad, chances are he has been kissed by more women than any other game show host. Lets Make a Deal is a television game show which aired in various encarnations in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Hall hosted shows like Bingo At Home for the long defunct DuMont Network, as well as guest-hosting more established game shows like Strike It Rich, before hosting the first show of his own, Keep Talking in 1958. He succeeded Jack Narz as host of a short-lived but unique game show called Video Village, which ran during the summer of 1960 on CBS. Contestants played on a giant game board consisting of three sections: Money Street, Bridge Street and Magic Mile. Players advanced with the roll of softball-sized dice. The farther contestants advanced along the board, the better the prizes that were offered. A spinoff called Video Village Junior, featuring youngsters, was hosted by Hall and ran during the 1961-1962 regular television season. The DuMont Television Network was the worlds first commercial television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946. ... Strike it Rich is a movie about a girl who wants to get rich. ... Keep Talking is a song from Pink Floyds 1994 album, The Division Bell. ... Jack Narz (born November 13, 1922, in Louisville, Kentucky), the elder brother of game show legend Tom Kennedy (Jim Narz) and the brother-in-law of another game show legend, the late Bill Cullen, is an American television announcer and game show host in his own right, who eluded the... Video Village and its spinoff Video Village Junior were game shows in the early 1960s. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Two standard six-sided pipped dice with rounded corners. ...


In 1962, with a co-producer named Art stark, Hall sold his first game show to NBC, Your First Impression, which would run for two years. Stefan Hatos was on the production staff of that show, and in time, he and Hall would cement a partnership that would last until Hatos' untimely death in 1991. Besides LMAD, the game show Split Second which originally ran on ABC from 1972-75, and again in syndication in 1987 (with Hall also hosting that version) was the only truly successful program from Hatos-Hall Productions. Other game shows from their production company included Chain Letters in 1966; a revival of the venerable 1950's-era panel quiz, Masquerade Party in 1972; 3 For the Money in 1975; It's Anybody's Guess in 1977, which reunited "LMAD" announcer Jay Stewart with Hall, who also hosted the show, and The Joke's On Us in 1983. In 1979, Hall hosted the only game show since "Video Village" which he did not produce-The All-New Beat the Clock. Split Second was an American game show. ... A typical chain letter consists of a message that attempts to induce the recipient to make a number of copies of the letter and then pass them on to two or more new recipients. ... A masquerade ball (or masque) is an event which the participants attend in costume, usually including a mask. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Beat the Clock (disambiguation). ...


Hall filled in as guest host on several daytime game shows while "LMAD" was on NBC, most notably What's This Song? and PDQ. Whats This Song? was a game show based on the popular game show, Name That Tune. ... PDQ was an American television game show created by Heatter-Quigley Productions, which aired from 1966 to 1969. ...


Hall received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 24, 1973, and in 2002 he was also inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. On May 1988 the Government of Canada bestowed on him the prestigious Order of Canada for his humanitarian work in Canada and other nations of the world. For many years, he has been associated with Variety, the Children's Charity, helping to raise millions of dollars through their telethons and other related fund-raisers. A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... There are a number of meanings for humanitarianism: humanitarianism, humanism, the doctrine that peoples duty is to promote human welfare. ... One of the most influential doctrines in history is that all humans are divided into groups called nations. ... Variety, the Childrens Charity was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 10, 1927 when a group of eleven men involved in show business set up a social club which they named the Variety Club. On Christmas Eve 1928, a small baby was left on the steps of a movie...


Hall was the recipient of the 2005 Ralph Edwards Service Award from Game Show Congress, in recognition of all the work the emcee-producer has done for charity through the years. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Hall graduated from the University of Manitoba, where he majored in chemistry and zoology as a pre-med student. The University of Manitoba is the largest university of the province of Manitoba, most comprehensive and only research-intensive post-secondary educational institution. ... Chemistry - the study of interactions of chemical substances with one another and energy based on the structure of atoms, molecules and other kinds of aggregrates Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem), meaning earth[1]) is the science concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of matter, as well as the... Zoology (from Greek: ζῴον, zoion, animal; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the biological discipline which involves the study of animals. ... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. ...


He has been married for many years to his wife, Marilyn, and has two daughters — actress Joanna Gleason and Sharon Hall, a television director and writer — and one son, Richard Hall, a television producer. Joanna Gleason (born Joanne Halprin on June 2, 1950 in Winnipeg, Manitoba), is a Canadian-born actress, who has been a successful character actor in film, television and on stage. ...


In addition to his work on game shows, Hall was a radio analyst for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League during the 1959-60 season.[1] The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... “NHL” redirects here. ...


Although retired, Monty Hall still makes occasional television appearances. He played the host of a beauty pageant who schemed to become "the world's most powerful game show host" in the Disney animated series Jake Long: American Dragon.


Theoretical influence

Main article: Monty hall problem

Because of his work on Let's Make a Deal, Hall's name is used in a popular probability puzzle known as the Monty Hall problem. In the mathematical sciences, the problem examines the counter-intuitive effects of switching one's choice of doors if "Monty" reveals a goat behind one of doors the player didn't choose. Hall himself gave a pretty good explanation of the solution to that problem, and why the solution did not apply to the case of the actual show, in an interview with New York Times reporter John Tierney in 1991. Because Hall had control over the way the game progressed, he played on the psychology of the contestant. The puzzle was mentioned on the CBS drama Numb3rs in an episode during its first season. The Monty Hall problem is a puzzle involving probability, loosely based on the American game show Lets Make a Deal. ... Lets Make a Deal is a television game show which aired in various encarnations in the United States. ... Probability is the likelihood that something is the case or will happen. ... The Monty Hall problem is a puzzle involving probability, loosely based on the American game show Lets Make a Deal. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... John Tierney (b. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Numb3rs (Numbers; officially NUMB3RS) is an American television show produced by brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott. ...


In role-playing games a "Monty Hall" can be an adventure design where one arbitrary choice greatly affects the outcome, such as two doors with a beautiful lady behind one and a tiger behind the other. An easy challenge with massive rewards is known as a "Monty Haul", and the inflationary effect this has on the game world is known as the "Monty Haul problem". This article is about games in which one plays the role of a character. ... The Lady or the Tiger? is a short story written by Frank R. Stockton in 1882. ... Inflation rates around the world. ...


References

  1. ^ Halligan, John. "Alumni Spotlight". Retrieved on 2007-06-08.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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NAME Hall, Monty
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Halprin, Maurice (birth name)
SHORT DESCRIPTION Game show host
DATE OF BIRTH August 25, 1921
PLACE OF BIRTH Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
DATE OF DEATH living
PLACE OF DEATH

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Monty Hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (526 words)
Monty Hall, born August 25, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as Maurice Halprin, is a Canadian-born actor, singer and sportscaster, but is best known for being the MC of popular American television game shows.
Hall himself gave a pretty good explanation of the solution to that problem, and why the solution did not apply to the case of the actual show, in an interview with New York Times reporter John Tierney in 1991.
Hall received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba, where he majored in biology and zoology as a pre-med student.
Monty Hall problem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3644 words)
Despite similarity in their name, the game used in the Monty Hall problem is not related to three card monte, a gambling game in which the player has to find a single winning card among three face-down cards.
The Monty Hall problem is essentially a reasoning problem and involves no deception or tricks, whereas in three card monte the dealer tries to trick the player into picking the wrong card.
The Monty Hall problem is discussed, from the perspective of a boy with autism, in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, a 2003 novel by Mark Haddon.
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