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Profession: Talk show host, Actor, Singer, Business magnate
Date of Birth: Jul 6, 1925
Nicknames: M. Griffin, Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr., Merv Griffin
Ethnicity: Irish American
Country: United States of America
Merv Griffin was an American television host, singer, and media mogul with a net worth of $1 billion. Merv Griffin acquired that net worth as the host of the iconic program The Merv Griffin Show. He also acted in movies and on Broadway. Griffin was born in San Mateo, California and died in Los Angeles at the age of 82.
Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin, Jr. (July 6, 1925 - August 12, 2007) was an American television host, musician, actor, and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer who went on to appear in movies and on Broadway. From 1965 to 1986 Griffin hosted his own talk show, The Merv Griffin Show on Group W (Westinghouse) Broadcasting. Griffin created the game shows Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, Click, and Merv Griffin's Crosswords with his own "Merv Griffin Enterprises" television production company. During his life Griffin was considered an entertainment business magnate.
Griffin was born into an Irish-American family on July 6, 1925, in San Mateo, California, to Mervyn Griffin Sr., a stock broker and Rita Griffin (n'ee Robinson), a homemaker. Raised as a Roman Catholic, Griffin started singing in his church choir as a boy, and by his teens was earning extra money as a church organist. This is one of the reasons he got into show business early; he was considered a piano prodigy. He attended San Mateo High School, class of 1942, and continued to aid in financing the school.
During World War II, Merv was declared 4F after failing several military physical exams due to having a slight heart murmur. Drafted for service during the Korean War, he was then deemed fit for service, but was considered too old as the draft limit was 26 and he had just turned 27.
Griffin started as a singer on radio at age 19, appearing on San Francisco Sketchbook, a nationally syndicated program based at KFRC. Griffin was overweight as a teenager, which disappointed his radio fans. Embarrassed by their reaction, Griffin resolved to lose weight and change his image, losing 80 pounds in four months. Freddy Martin heard him on the radio show and asked Griffin to tour with his orchestra, which he did for four years.
He also had an uncredited role as a radio announcer in the 1953 horror/science fiction classic The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms.
By 1945, Griffin earned enough t

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‘Wheel,’ ‘Jeopardy!’ to Be Honored at 2018 NAB Show

“Wheel of Fortune” was created by Merv Griffin in 1975 as an NBC daytime show. Based on the game Hangman, the show is in its 35th season of syndication. More than 25 million viewers watch weekly. Host Pat Sajak and co-host Vanna White have received ...
Posted: December 6, 2017, 12:44 pm

Watch: Here's one second from every episode of Seinfeld

You've got all the major moments littered throughout the runtime, including the ASSMAN car, Bette Midler's cameo, the Soup Nazi, Kramer getting the Merv Griffin Show set and - of course - Festivus! It's all in there, and it'll make you realise that Netflix ...
Posted: December 11, 2017, 7:47 am

Former Democrat Congressman Fired by Morgan Stanley for Sexual Harassment

I was on a panel with him, and the Speaker, Willie Brown, California state assembly, was out at a Milken event at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, the hotel that Whitney Houston died in, the hotel that Merv Griffin used to own. And I flew out ...
Posted: December 7, 2017, 1:19 pm
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