FANDOM


Merv Griffin
C235
Name: Mervyn Edward “Merv” Griffin, Jr.
Born: July 6, 1925
Birth Hometown: San Mateo, California
Died: August 12, 2007
Place of death: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Host, Producer, Entrepreneur
Years active: 1944-2007
Known for: Creating the game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune
Mervyn Edward “Merv” Griffin, Jr. (b. July 6, 1925 – d. August 12, 2007) was an American television host, singer, and media mogul behind Merv Griffin Enterprises. He was best known for hosting the Goodson/Todman classic, Play Your Hunch, and for creating the two long-running hit series, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. Griffin was diagnosed with prostate cancer and died on August 12, 2007. Today his company (now called The Griffin Group) is run by executives who worked for Merv for decades prior to his death.

Shows hosted

Shows invented

Pilot

Shows Based on Merv's Inventions

Pictures

Created By Merv Griffin Texts

Jeopardy!

Wheel of Fortune

Other shows

Link

The Merv Griffin Show Website

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.