By: Legacy Staff
1 year ago
Marilyn Hall, the Emmy-winning producer and wife of game show host Monty Hall, died Monday, June 5, 2017, according to multiple news sources. She was 90.
Hall won an Emmy as executive producer of the 1985 TV movie “Do You Remember Love,” a film about the effects of Alzheimer’s disease that starred Joanne Woodward and Richard Kiley.
Marilyn and Monty Hall were married in September 1947. They were both natives of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She started her career as an actress and writer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
The couple moved to New York, New York, where she became a published songwriter. She co-wrote “Is It Possible That I’ve Been Gone So Long,” which was recorded by the cabaret singer Hildegarde.
She was an associate producer of the 1982 Emmy-winning television movie “A Woman Called Golda,” starring Ingrid Bergman and Leonard Nimoy. She was the executive producer of the four-part miniseries “The Ginger Tree.”
Hall was also a television writer who wrote an episode of “Love, American Style” and the ABC special “Lights, Camera, Monty.” She also wrote book reviews for the Los Angeles Times.
Hall was known for her philanthropy. She was involved with many charities including the Julia Ann Singer Child Care Center, Guardians of Courage, the Jewish Home for the Aging, and Variety Clubs International.
In an interview with the Archive of American Television, Monty Hall recalled how he met Marilyn.
After he moved to Toronto, his cousin told him that “we have another cousin on the other side of the family, not related to you, and she’s an 18-year-old actress on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. You should meet her.”
“I said, ‘I don’t think I want to meet an 18-year-old actress.’ I was almost 24; that was too much for me. But I did meet her, and when I met her, it was game over. We were married a year later.”
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Joanna Gleason, an actress; a son, Richard Hall, a writer and director; another daughter, Sharon Hall, the president of Endemol Shine Studios; and five grandchildren.
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