Carol Merrill Biography
Carol Merrill is an American actress and model. She was a model for the television game show Let’s Make a Deal during the show’s original run between 1963–77. She is also known for great performances on Burke’s Law(1963), This Stuff’ll Kill Ya! ( 1971), Let’s Make a Deal(1963-1977), and Your Surprise Package(1961).
During her time on Let’s Make a Deal, she would model the various prizes, present money to contestants, and perform various other tasks as an assistant to host Monty Hall.
Carol Merrill Age
Carol was born on January 19, 1941, in Frederic, Wisconsin, United States.
Carol Merrill Height and weight
Carol stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches and weighs 52 kgs
Carol Merrill Education
Carol attended Citrus Union High School in Glendora, where she was class vice president her junior year and varsity cheerleader as a senior. After graduating from high school, Carol spent the next year working in an exclusive women’s clothing store.
The following year she enrolled at Pasadena City College. During her second year as a business major, she was offered her first modelling job – a two-week booking for a fashion publication to be shot in Brazil …. and her career was launched!
Carol Merrill Family
Carol was born and raised by her parents in Frederic, Wisconsin. Our efforts to find out more about her family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. However this section will be updated as soon as it is available. Carol is the aunt of actress Carla Gugino, who has credited Merrill as being the person responsible for getting her interested in show business.
Carol Merrill Husband
Carol is married to her husband Mark Burgess. The wed in 1985. Carol’s first husband was Richard Thomas “Tom” Merrill, whom she married in Los Angeles County, California, on July 17, 1960, at the age of nineteen. Her second husband, Bernie Safire, is the father of her daughter, Hillary Safire. Hillary appeared as the model for The New Truth or Consequences in 1987 and in the 1983 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
Carol Merrill Net Worth
Carol has an estimated net worth of around $ 20 million. Her primary source of income is her career as an Actress and Model.
Carol Merrill Career
While still working on Let’s Make a Deal, she would model for the various prizes and also work as an assistant host to Monty Hall. Monty Hall used her full name during the show going against the first-name-only tradition. This made her gain fame over the other models in the show.
Due to her famous gesture, she made guest appearances on shows like Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, and Geraldo. She and announcer, Jay Stewart made an appearance in the finale of The All-New Let’s Make a Deal in 1986, modeling a zonk along with Stewart.
She was a model for the TV show, Your Surprise Package and she was on one episode of Burke’s Law both during 1963. She played various roles in various movies that were on screen between the 1960s and the 1970s.
Apart from acting and Modelling, Merrill is also an author. She has written on various personal health topics for two online newspapers.
She has spent years in Hawaii working on various environmental issues. She received the Hawaii County Mayor’s Award of Excellence and the First Lady’s Outstanding Volunteer from the state of Hawaii. She has also appeared on the Biographical Channel episode about Monty Hall and also on several episodes of Hollywood Squares.
Carol Merrill Let’s Make A Deal
Let’s Make a Deal is a television game show that originated in the United States in 1963 and has since been produced in many countries throughout the world. The program was created and produced by Stefan Hatos and Monty Hall, the latter serving as its host for many years.
The format of Let’s Make a Deal involves selected members of the studio audience, referred to as “traders,” making deals with the host. In most cases, a trader will be offered something of value and given a choice of whether to keep it or exchange it for a different item.
The program’s defining game mechanism is that the other item is hidden from the trader until that choice is made. The trader thus does not know if he or she is getting something of greater value or a prize that is referred to as a “zonk,” an item purposely chosen to be of little or no value to the trader.
Let’s Make a Deal is also known for audience members who dress up in outrageous or crazy costumes in order to increase their chances of being selected as a trader.
The most recent edition of Let’s Make a Deal has been airing on CBS since October 5, 2009, when it took over the spot on the network’s daytime schedule vacated by the long-running soap opera Guiding Light.
Wayne Brady is the host of the current series, with Jonathan Mangum as his announcer/assistant. Tiffany Coyne is the current model, joining in 2010, with musician Cat Gray in 2011.