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Age82 (age at death)
Birthday 6 July, 1925
Birthplace San Mateo, California, USA
Died 12 August, 2007
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality American
Occupation Talk Show Host
Claim to Fame The Merv Griffin Show, Creator of Jeopardy
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Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was an American television host and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer who went on to appear in film and on Broadway. From 1965 to 1986, Griffin hosted his own talk show, The Merv Griffin Show. He also created the internationally popular game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune through his television production companies, Merv Griffin Enterprises and Merv Griffin Entertainment.

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