Merv Griffin

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Birthday
6, 1925
Birthplace
San Mateo, CA
Death Date
Aug 12, 2007 (82)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1925
Birthplace
San Mateo, CA
Death Date
Aug 12, 2007 (82)

About

Created the long-running TV game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! He founded Merv Griffin Enterprises and Merv Griffin Entertainment.

Before Fame

He played piano and sang in his high school choir, which helped raise money for the school.

Trivia

He hosted his talk show The Merv Griffin Show from 1965 until 1986.

Family Life

He married Julann Wright in 1958. He credited her with coming up with the Jeopardy! concept.

Associated With

He hosted The Price is Right for about a week while Bill Cullen was out on a trip.