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(Encyclopedia) griffin, in ancient and medieval legend, creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. Its name also appears as griffon and gryphon. The griffin originated in…

Griffin

(Encyclopedia) Griffin, city (1990 pop. 21,347), seat of Spalding co., W central Ga., in a farm and cotton area increasingly integrated into metropolitan Atlanta's economy; inc. 1843. The city…

Brewer's: Griffin

A cadet newly arrived in India, half English and half Indian. Griffins, the residue of a contract feast, taken away by the contractor, half the buyer's and half the seller's. Source:…

Archie Griffin

Archie GriffinBorn: Aug. 21, 1954Football RB only college player to win two Heisman Trophies (1974-75); rushed for 5,177 yards in career at Ohio St. and played in four straight Rose Bowls;…

Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin is best known for her abrasive comedy in which she makes derisive fun of other celebrities' behavior. Born and raised in the Chicago area, she broke into the Los Angeles entertainment…

Merv Griffin

Name at birth: Mervyn Edward Griffin, Jr.Merv Griffin was the television host and entrepreneur who started two of the most famous game shows in American TV history: Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.…

Merv Griffin Biography

Merv Griffintelevision host, businessmanBorn: 7/6/1925Died: 8/12/2007Birthplace: San Mateo, Calif. After a brief career as a singer, he became a game show host, then hosted his own talk show…

Clarence Griffin 1998 Deaths

Clarence GriffinAge: 49 men's basketball coach at Triton College in Illinois, who over 18 seasons established one of the best records in the country among junior colleges; “Griff” was named…

Pete Griffin 1998 Deaths

Pete GriffinAge: 81 former Florida A&M track coach who helped develop Olympic sprinter Bob Hayes; played center on A&M's undefeated and unscored-upon 1938 football team; of a lengthy…