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Marilyn Hall, Emmy-Winning Producer And Wife Of Monty Hall, Dies At 90

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The Hollywood Reporter
(9:34 AM PDT 6/6/2017 by Mike Barnes)

Steve Granitz/WireImage – Marilyn Hall and Monty Hall were married for 69 years.

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Marilyn Hall, an Emmy Award-winning producer and the matriarch of a show-business family that includes her husband, the legendary Let’s Make a Deal host Monty Hall, died Monday in Los Angeles. She was 90.

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Marilyn and Monty, 95, were married in September 1947.

In addition to her husband, survivors include their children Joanna Gleason, the Tony Award-winning actress and the wife of actor Chris Sarandon; Sharon Hall, president of Endemol Shine Studios and the wife of TV producer Todd Ellis Kessler; and Emmy-winning producer Richard Hall (The Amazing Race).

Marilyn Hall served as an associate producer on the celebrated 1982 telefilm A Woman Called Golda, which starred Ingrid Bergman as Israel’s prime minister, and she won her Emmy for executive producing Do You Remember Love, a 1985 TV movie about the effects of Alzheimer’s that starred Joanne Woodward and Richard Kiley.

Hall also produced Nadia, a 1984 telefilm about Olympic champion gymnast Nadia Comaneci; 1989’s The Ginger Tree, a four-part miniseries for PBS/NHK that was written by Christopher Hampton; and the historical 2007 feature The Little Traitor, starring Alfred Molina.

The multitalented Hall also penned an episode of Love, American Style and the 1975 ABC special Lights, Camera, Monty!; served as an associate producer on the original 1990s Broadway productions of Jelly’s Last Jam and Angels in America; wrote The Celebrity Kosher Cookbook, published in 1975; and reviewed books for the Los Angeles Times.

A native of Winnipeg, Canada (just like her husband), Marilyn Hall began her career as a writer and actress for the CBC. She also taught writing focused on children’s programming at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.

After moving to New York with her husband, she became a published songwriter when her tune “Is It Possible That I’ve Been Gone So Long” (co-written with Helen Bilby) was recorded by the famed cabaret singer Hildegarde.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and received her MFA from UCLA at age 50.

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