Griffin was born July 6, 1925, in San Mateo, California to an Irish-American family. He was married to Julann Wright from 1958 until they divorced in 1976. They had one son, Tony Griffin. Griffin died on August 12, 2007 in Los Angeles, California from prostate cancer, aged 82.
References[change | change source]
- "Spokeswoman: 'Jeopardy' inventor Merv Griffin dies at 82". Associated Press. 2007-08-12. Archived from the original on September 17, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070917082035/http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/08/12/griffin.obit.ap/index.html. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Merv Griffin at the Internet Movie Database
- He Had a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts at the Wall Street Journal
- Merv Griffin tribute from ABC, from YouTube
- Merv Griffin at Find a Grave