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Merv Griffin (I) (1925–2007)

Merv Griffin was a singer and band leader, movie actor, television personality and media mogul who in his time hosting The Merv Griffin Show (1962) was second in fame and influence as a talk show host only to Johnny Carson. Griffin was best known for creating the two most popular game shows in television syndication history, Wheel of Fortune (1983)... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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(6/24/63) Guested on the daytime television program "One O'Clock Club" also appearing were William Bendix, singer Teddi Brown, wardrobe mistress for Cleopatra (1963) and psychologist Dr. Rainette Fantz. See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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You know I really never get down. My philosophy is that you have to constantly be turning the page, which prevents me from getting caught up in any negativity. It's all about change for me. I just keep moving and enjoy the ride. See more »


Arnold Schwarzenegger made his talk show debut in the United States on Merv's talk show in 1974. See more »

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