Merv Griffin

  • Birth Name: Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr.
  • Birth Place: San Mateo, California, United States
  • Died: August 12, 2007
  • Profession: Talk show host, Game show host, Game show creator, Producer, Singer, Actor
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