Merv Griffin

American singer and television game show producer (1925-2007)

Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin, Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was the creator of many famous game shows like Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. He worked from 1944 until his death in 2007.

Griffith in September 1989

Griffin was born July 6, 1925, in San Mateo, California to an Irish-American family. He was married to Julann Wright from 1958 until they divorced in 1976. They had one son, Tony Griffin. Griffin died on August 12, 2007 in Los Angeles, California from prostate cancer, aged 82.[1] Premierie on August 18 2007 on GSN with Ten Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy To Tell the Truth Tic Tac Dough The Joker Wild or Family Feud on January 6 1975 Present Like 1973 Until End July 1994 The Merv Griffin Show Ruckus Headline Chasers Super Jeopardy Monopoly (1990) & More


Wheel of Fortune (1973-January 6 1975 Present)

Jeopardy (March 30 1964-September 10 1984)

The All New Jeopardy (1978)

Super Jeopardy (1990)


Rock & Roll Jeopardy

Sports Jeopardy (2014)

& More

  1. "Spokeswoman: 'Jeopardy' inventor Merv Griffin dies at 82". Associated Press. 2007-08-12. Archived from the original on September 17, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-12.

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