American talk show host, singer, and game show producer
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.
Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr.
July 6, 1925
San Mateo, California, U.S.
|Died||August 12, 2007 (aged 82)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Westwood Village Memorial Park, U.S.|
|Occupation||Television show host, media mogul|
(m. 1958; div. 1976)
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.
- ↑ "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.
- Merv Griffin on IMDb
- He Had a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts at the Wall Street Journal
- Merv Griffin tribute from ABC, from YouTube
- Merv Griffin at Find a Grave