October 9, 1988
Oprah, Sally, Phil and Geraldo! I'm so tired of their titillating, depressing shows. Bring back Mike Douglas and Merv Griffin. Elaine Kenkel, Reseda
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2007 |
Merv Griffin, the former big-band singer who leveraged his career as a popular TV talk-show host into a business empire whose foundations included the creation of the wildly successful syndicated game shows "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!," died Sunday. He was 82. Griffin died of prostate cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a statement from his family that was released by Marcia Newberger, spokeswoman for his Beverly Hills-based Griffin Group.
September 15, 1985
I love Merv Griffin and Johnny Carson but putting one against the other in order to show reruns of "Dynasty" is just another dumb decision made by the programmers at Channel 11. Ruth Hanna, Los Angeles
June 4, 1994 |
Sony Pictures Renews Merv Griffin Agreement: The new long-term agreement was made through Griffin Group. Griffin is chairman of Merv Griffin Enterprises, a Sony Pictures subsidiary that produces "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy." Griffin will continue to serve as executive producer of the game shows and will also serve as a consultant to Sony Pictures in television and other areas.
November 1, 1987
What a juxtaposition! Two articles on the front page of the Oct. 25 real estate section--one on a new facility for the Los Angeles Mission (New Haven for Homeless to Be Oasis on Skid Row); the other on Merv Griffin's new house (Merv Griffin Creating Mountaintop Estate). According to the articles, the Mission structure is expected to cost $11.5 million, while Griffin says his cost is "starting to add up like mad, and we're talking about millions upon millions." For the homeless, the Mission building will offer beds, food, showers, exercise facilities, and other services.