Co-Creator of Let's Make a Deal, Monty Hall dies at 96

Known for his outlandish costumes, he started hosting the show in 1963

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - The New York Times reports the co-creator and host of Let's Make Deal Monty Hall has died at the age of 96.

Known by his stage name, Monte Halparin was known for his outlandish costumes and big personality.

The Canadian-American started his career hosting other game shows like Strike it Rich which aired on CBS. 

In December 1963, Monty Hall and his partner Stefan Hatos started Let's Make a Deal which he hosted from 1963-1967 on NBC, on ABC Daytime 1968-76, Primetime 1969-71, for syndication from 1971-77, 1980-81 and then finally hosting The All-New Let's Make a Deal from 1984-86.

The New York Times reports Hall died at his home in Beverly Hills, California Saturday

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