| Share
 

Merv Griffin

television host, businessman
Born: 7/6/1925
Died: 8/12/2007
Birthplace: San Mateo, Calif.

After a brief career as a singer, he became a game show host, then hosted his own talk show from 1965–86. His most lasting contributions to American popular culture were his creations of game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. He encountered some financial difficulty when he invested in gambling casinos and became chairman of Resorts International, which he eventually sold to Coca-Cola in 1986.


Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

More on Merv Griffin from Infoplease:

  • Merv Griffin - Biography of Merv Griffin, TV host who created Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!
  • George Carlin - Biography of George Carlin, Deathplace: Santa Monica, California
  • Jiminy Glick in Lalawood - Starring Martin Short, Jan Hooks, Elizabeth Perkins, Janeane Garofalo, Gary Anthony Williams
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953) - Starring Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp, Billy Gray
  • G - I - G - I Franz Xaver Gabelsberger James Gadsden Lyman Judson Gage James Galanos John Kenneth Galbraith ...

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring