Published On: Jun 04 2012 10:22:32 AM CDTUpdated On: Aug 25 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT
With Monty Hall celebrating his 95th birthday on Thursday, take a look back at him and some of the other most memorable game show hosts in TV history.
Monty Hall -- "Let's Make A Deal" was somewhat of a revolution when it debuted in 1963 with Hall as the host. There were no questions to answer or even rules to learn.
Chuck Woolery -- The original host of "Wheel of Fortune," Woolery became a household name in the 1980s for his stint as host of "Love Connection" from 1983-94.
Alex Trebek -- This Canada native has been host of "Jeopardy!" since 1984, and prior to that hosted other game shows like "Pitfall" and "High Rollers."
Bob Barker -- He first hosted "Truth Or Consequences" in 1956, but Barker is best known for hosting "The Price Is Right" from 1972 to 2007 -- the longest-running daytime game show in TV history.
Johnny Carson -- Before his "Tonight Show" run, Carson hosted the game show "Who Do You Trust?" (formerly known as "Do You Trust Your Wife?") from 1957-62.
Pat Sajak -- He replaced Chuck Woolery as host of "Wheel of Fortune" in 1982, and has been telling contestants to spin that wheel ever since.
Dick Clark -- Best known for "American Bandstand," Clark became the first host of "The $10,000 Pyramid" in 1973 before retiring from the popular program in 1988.
Peter Marshall -- The original host of "The Hollywood Squares" from 1966 to 1981, he went on to head a variety of game shows, including "Fantasy," "All-Star Blitz," "Yahtzee" and "Reel to Reel."
Regis Philbin -- Game shows were a dead genre when Philbin took the helm as host of the wildly popular "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" from 1999 to 2001.
Art Fleming (right) -- The original host of "Jeopardy!" never missed a taping from 1964 to 1975 and again from October 1978 to March 1979. Also pictured here are other NBC game show hosts from 1970, from left to right Art James ("Who, What or Where Game"), Bob Clayton ("Concentration") and Jack Kelly ("Sale of the Century").
Bill Cullen -- Known as the iron man of game shows, he hosted more than 25 of them in his career, including "The Price Is Right" and "The Joker's Wild."
Groucho Marx -- This great comic's movie career was all but over when he became host of the TV version of "You Bet Your Life" in 1950. It ran for 11 years.
Bob Eubanks -- A former DJ and concert promoter, Eubanks has hosted "The Newlywed Game" on and off since 1966, most recently for special episodes in 2009 and 2010.
Jack Barry -- In 1956, Barry launched the game shows "Twenty One" and "Tic-Tac-Dough." He later became caught up in the "Twenty One" rigging scandal that later became a major movie.
Richard Dawson (left) -- Before becoming the original host of "Family Feud" in 1976, Dawson was well known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on "Hogan's Heroes." Nicknamed "The Kissing Bandit," he always gave a big smooch to female contestants on "Family Feud." He later played the fictional game show host Damon Killian in the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie "The Running Man."