American Television Host

Merv Griffin

  • Jul 06, 1925 - Aug 12, 2007 (age 82)
  • 5' 9" (1.75 m)
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2007
Merv Griffin's Crosswords
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TV ShowSep 10, 2007

Merv Griffin's Crosswords

Merv Griffin's Crosswords is …
Merv Griffin's Crosswords is an American game show based on crossword puzzles. The show was created by its namesake, Merv Griffin, who died shortly after beginning production on the series. Ty Treadway was the host, and Edd Hall was the announcer.
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Merv Griffin
PersonalAugust 2007

Merv Griffin

Merv Griffin passed away.
2005
The Apprentice: Martha Stewart
TV ShowSep 21, 2005

The Apprentice: Martha Stewart

The Apprentice: Martha …
The Apprentice: Martha Stewart is a reality game show and a spin-off from the series, The Apprentice, that ran in the fall of 2005. Broadcast on NBC, the show featured business tycoon Martha Stewart. Tasks were centered on Stewart's areas of expertise: media, culinary arts, entertaining, decorating, crafts, design, merchandising, and style. The tone of the show was somewhat muted compared to the original, as Stewart brought her own sensibilities to the elimination process, often simply saying goodbye, in contrast to original series host Donald Trump's catchphrase: "You're fired." She also wrote a cordial letter to the candidate who was fired; many times she took subtle jabs at the fired candidate and gave frank reasons for why the candidate did not succeed on the show. Several segments featuring Stewart were filmed at her home in Bedford, New York because at the time, she was serving the five-month house arrest portion of her ImClone scandal conviction.
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2003
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
TV ShowSep 8, 2003

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show …
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (often shortened to Ellen and stylized in all lowercase) is an American daytime television variety comedy talk show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it is produced by Telepictures and airs in syndication, including stations owned by NBCUniversal. For its first five seasons, the show was taped in Studio 11 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California. From season 6 onwards, the show moved to being taped at Stage 1 on the nearby Warner Bros. lot. Since the beginning of the sixth season, Ellen has been broadcast in high definition.
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2001
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination2001

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
2000
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination2000

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
1999
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1999

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1999

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Wheel of Fortune".
Daytime Emmy Award
1998
Hollywood Squares
TV ShowSep 14, 1998

Hollywood Squares

Hollywood Squares is an American game show in which two …
Hollywood Squares is an American game show in which two contestants compete in a game of tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. The show piloted on NBC in 1965, and the regular series debuted in 1966 on the same network. The board for the game is a 3 × 3 vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupied by a celebrity seated at a desk and facing the contestants. The stars are asked questions by the host, and the contestants judge the truth of their answers to gain squares in the right pattern to win the game.
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Hercules
TV ShowAug 31, 1998

Hercules

Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series is an American …
Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the 1997 film of the same name and the Greek myth. The series premiered in syndication on August 31, 1998, and on ABC through its Disney's One Saturday Morning block on September 12, 1998. The syndicated run lasted 52 episodes, while the ABC run lasted 13 episodes.
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Jeopardy! broadcast information
TV ShowJan 30, 1998

Jeopardy! broadcast information

Jeopardy! is an American …
Jeopardy! is an American television quiz show created by Merv Griffin, in which contestants are presented with trivia clues in the form of answers and must phrase their responses in the form of a question. The show has experienced a long life in several incarnations over the course of nearly a half-century, spending more than 11 years as a daytime network program and having currently run in syndication for 35 seasons. It has also gained a worldwide following with a multitude of international adaptations.
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Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1998

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1998

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Wheel of Fortune".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Award1998

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Won award for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
1997
Click
TV ShowSep 6, 1997

Click

Click is an American television game show based around …
Click is an American television game show based around computers and the then-relatively novel medium of the Internet. The youth-oriented series was created by Merv Griffin and hosted by Ryan Seacrest, with a female co-host who also served as announcer: Amber Bonasso in Season 1, and Amber Willenborg in Season 2.
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The View
TV ShowAug 11, 1997

The View

The View is an American talk show that was conceived by …
The View is an American talk show that was conceived by broadcast journalist Barbara Walters. It has aired on ABC as part of the network's daytime programming block since August 11, 1997. In its twenty-third season, the show features a multi-generational panel of women, who discuss the day's "Hot Topics" such as sociopolitical and entertainment news. In addition to the conversation segments, the panel also conducts interviews with prominent figures, such as celebrities and politicians. Production of the show was originally held in ABC Television Studio 23 in New York City. In 2014, it relocated to ABC Broadcast Center, also in New York City.
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Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1997

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Wheel of Fortune".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1997

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
1996
The Daily Show
TV ShowJul 22, 1996

The Daily Show

The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news …
The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. It airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often uses self-referential humor as well.
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Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1996

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
1995
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1995

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Wheel of Fortune".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1995

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Award1995

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Won award for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
1994
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1994

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Wheel of Fortune".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1994

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Award1994

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Won award for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
1993
Late Show with David Letterman
TV ShowAug 30, 1993

Late Show with David Letterman

Late Show with David …
Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the Late Show franchise. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, and was produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, and CBS Television Studios. The show's music director and leader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, was Paul Shaffer. The head writer was Matt Roberts and the announcer was originally Bill Wendell, then Alan Kalter. Of the major U.S. late-night programs, Late Show ranked second in cumulative average viewers over time and third in number of episodes over time. In most U.S. markets the show aired from 11:35 p.m. to 12:35 a.m. Eastern and Pacific Time, and recorded Monday to Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The second Thursday episode usually aired on Friday of that week.
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Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1993

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Wheel of Fortune".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1993

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Award1993

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Won award for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
TV ShowMay 25, 1992

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay …
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that first aired from May 25, 1992, to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ending on February 6, 2014.
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Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1992

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Award1992

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Won award for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
1991
Ruckus
TV ShowSep 9, 1991

Ruckus

Ruckus is an American variety/game show that …
Ruckus is an American variety/game show that starred The Amazing Johnathan and was shot at Merv Griffin's Resorts in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Assistants on the program were Helen Incollingo and Charlene Donahue-Wallace. The format had audience members playing games for cash prizes. In the final round, three contestants played a four-minute stunt round.
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Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1991

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1991

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Wheel of Fortune".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Award1991

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Won award for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
1990
Monopoly
TV ShowJun 16, 1990

Monopoly

Monopoly is an American television game show based on the …
Monopoly is an American television game show based on the board game of the same name. The format was created by Merv Griffin and produced by his production company, Merv Griffin Enterprises. Monopoly aired as a summer replacement series on ABC along with Super Jeopardy!, a special tournament edition of Griffin's quiz show. Monopoly premiered on June 16, 1990, and aired following Super Jeopardy! for twelve consecutive Saturday nights until September 1, 1990.
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Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1990

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1990

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Wheel of Fortune".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Award1990

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Won award for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
1989
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1989

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Jeopardy!".
Daytime Emmy Award
1988
Wheel of Fortune
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TV ShowJul 19, 1988

Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune is a British television game show based …
Wheel of Fortune is a British television game show based on the American show of the same name created by Merv Griffin. Contestants compete to solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win cash and prizes. The title refers to the show's giant carnival wheel that contestants spin throughout the course of the game to determine their cash and/or prizes. The programme aired between 19 July 1988 and 21 December 2001 for ITV. It mostly follows the same general format from the original version of the programme from the United States, with a few minor differences.
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1987
Biography
TV ShowApr 6, 1987

Biography

Biography is an American documentary television …
Biography is an American documentary television series and media franchise created in the 1960s by David L. Wolper and owned by A&E Networks since 1987. Each episode depicts the life of a notable person with narration, on-camera interviews, photographs, and stock footage. The show originally ran in syndication in 1962–1964, and in 1979, on A&E from 1987 to 2006, and on The Biography Channel (later Bio, now FYI) from 2006 to 2012. After a five-year hiatus, the franchise was relaunched in 2017. Over the years, the Biography media franchise has expanded domestically and internationally, spinning off several cable television channels, a website, a children's program, a line of books and records, and a series of made-for-TV movies, specials, and miniseries, among other media properties. Biography has won a Peabody Award (1962) and three Emmy Awards (1997, 1999, 2002).
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1986
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Nomination1986

Outstanding Game/Audience Participatio…

Nominated for "Wheel of Fortune".
Daytime Emmy Award
1985
Eva Gabor
Relationship1985

Eva Gabor

Eva Gabor ( AY-və gə-BOR, -⁠ GAH-bor; February 11, 1919 …
Eva Gabor ( AY-və gə-BOR, -⁠ GAH-bor; February 11, 1919 – July 4, 1995) was a Hungarian-American actress, singer, and socialite. She was widely known for her role on the 1965–71 television sitcom Green Acres as Lisa Douglas, the wife of Eddie Albert's character, Oliver Wendell Douglas. She voiced "Duchess" in the Disney film The Aristocats, and Miss Bianca in Disney's The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. Gabor was successful as an actress in film, on Broadway and on television. She was also a successful businesswoman, marketing wigs, clothing and beauty products. Her elder sisters, Zsa Zsa and Magda Gabor, were also actresses and socialites.
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Outstanding Talk Show Host
Nomination1985

Outstanding Talk Show Host

Nominated for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Daytime Emmy Award
1984
The Lonely Guy
MovieJan 27, 1984

The Lonely Guy

When shy Larry Hubbard finds his girlfriend in bed with another …
When shy Larry Hubbard finds his girlfriend in bed with another man he is forced to begin a new life as single. But since he can't bear being on his own he tries to court Iris who is not however interested in him. Larry begins writing a book on his experience as a single which unexpectedly becomes a best seller. He becomes rich and famous and even his relationship with Iris can begin on a new basis.
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Outstanding Host/Hostess In A Variety Series
Award1984

Outstanding Host/Hostess In A Variety S…

Won award for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Host/Hostess In A Variety Series
Nomination1984

Outstanding Host/Hostess In A Variety S…

Nominated for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Daytime Emmy Award
1983
The Man with Two Brains
MovieJun 3, 1983

The Man with Two Brains

Recently widowed Doctor …
Recently widowed Doctor Michael Hfuhruhurr, the world's greatest neurosurgeon, injures Dolores Benedict in a car accident. He operates on her and saves her life using a technique of his own invention: cranial screw-top brain entry. As Benedict recovers, Hfuhruhurr falls in love with her and they are soon married. However, Benedict is only interested in Hfuhruhurr's money and Hfuhruhurr still yearns for his previous wife. They travel to Vienna to attend a medical conference where Hfuhruhurr finally divorces Dolores, meets a mysterious Doctor Alfred Necessiter and becomes entangled in a series of murders committed by The Elevator Killer.
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Outstanding Host/Hostess In A Variety Series
Nomination1983

Outstanding Host/Hostess In A Variety S…

Nominated for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Daytime Emmy Award
1982
Newhart
TV ShowOct 25, 1982

Newhart

Newhart is an American sitcom television series that aired on …
Newhart is an American sitcom television series that aired on CBS from October 25, 1982 to May 21, 1990 with a total of 184 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons. The series stars Bob Newhart and Mary Frann as an author and his wife who own and operate an inn in a small, rural Vermont town that is home to many eccentric characters. TV Guide, TV Land, and A&E named the Newhart series finale as one of the most memorable in television history. Newhart was recorded on videotape for Season 1, with the remaining seasons shot on film. The theme music for Newhart was composed by Henry Mancini.
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Late Night with David Letterman
TV ShowFeb 1, 1982

Late Night with David Letterman

Late Night with David …
Late Night with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman. It premiered on NBC on February 1, 1982, and concluded on June 25, 1993. Letterman began hosting Late Show with David Letterman on CBS in August 1993. The series has since been reformatted as Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
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Outstanding Host/Hostess In A Variety Series
Award1982

Outstanding Host/Hostess In A Variety S…

Won award for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Host/Hostess In A Variety Series
Nomination1982

Outstanding Host/Hostess In A Variety S…

Nominated for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Daytime Emmy Award
1981
Entertainment Tonight
TV ShowSep 14, 1981

Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment Tonight (or …
Entertainment Tonight (or simply ET) is an American first-run syndicated entertainment television newsmagazine that is distributed by CBS Television Distribution throughout the United States and owned by CBS Interactive.
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Wheel of Fortune
TV ShowJul 21, 1981

Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune is an Australian television game show …
Wheel of Fortune is an Australian television game show produced by Grundy Television (until 2006). The program aired on the Seven Network from 1981 to 2004 and January to July 2006 and is mostly based on the same general format as the original American version of the program. After Wheel of Fortune ended, the format was revived by the Nine Network in 2008 as Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune, until it was cancelled in June 2008 due to low ratings and following arguments from long-time host John Burgess concerning why he did not like the revamped format. The rights to the show are currently owned by Network Ten, which now owns the video and format rights through its parent company, CBS Studios International, which holds international rights as the American version is distributed by the company's broadcast syndication arm.
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Outstanding Host/Hostess In A Variety Series
Nomination1981

Outstanding Host/Hostess In A Variety S…

Nominated for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Daytime Emmy Award
1977
Outstanding Host Or Hostess In A Talk, Service Or Variety Series
Nomination1977

Outstanding Host Or Hostess In A Talk, …

Nominated for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Daytime Emmy Award
1976
Outstanding Host Or Hostess In A Talk, Service Or Variety Series
Nomination1976

Outstanding Host Or Hostess In A Talk, …

Nominated for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Daytime Emmy Award
1975
Good Morning America
TV ShowNov 3, 1975

Good Morning America

Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning …
Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning television show that is broadcast on ABC. It debuted on November 3, 1975, and first expanded to weekends with the debut of a Sunday edition on January 3, 1993. The Sunday edition was canceled in 1999; weekend editions returned on both Saturdays and Sundays on September 4, 2004. The weekday program airs from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. in all U.S. time zones (live in the Eastern Time Zone and on tape delay elsewhere across the country). The Saturday and Sunday editions are one hour long and are transmitted to ABC's stations live at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time, although stations in some markets air them at different times. Viewers in the Pacific Time Zone receive an updated feed with a specialized opening and updated live reports. A third hour of the weekday broadcast aired from 2007 to 2008, exclusively on ABC News Now.
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Saturday Night Live
TV ShowOct 11, 1975

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live …
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which often parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as with featured performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", properly beginning the show.
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Wheel of Fortune
TV ShowJan 6, 1975

Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune (often known simply as Wheel) is an …
Wheel of Fortune (often known simply as Wheel) is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin that debuted in 1975. The show features a competition in which contestants solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win cash and prizes determined by spinning a giant carnival wheel.
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1974
Outstanding Achievement In Best Writing For A Talk, Service Or Variety Program
Award1974

Outstanding Achievement In Best Writin…

Won award for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Host Or Hostess In A Talk, Service Or Variety Series
Nomination1974

Outstanding Host Or Hostess In A Talk, …

Nominated for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Achievement In Best Writing For A Talk, Service Or Variety Program
Nomination1974

Outstanding Achievement In Best Writin…

Nominated for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Daytime Emmy Award
1972
Sanford and Son
TV ShowJan 14, 1972

Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son is an American sitcom television series that …
Sanford and Son is an American sitcom television series that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. It was based on the BBC Television program Steptoe and Son, which had its original broadcast run in the United Kingdom from 1962 to 1965.
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1971
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
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TV ShowAug 1, 1971

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

The Sonny & Cher Comedy …
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour was an American variety show that starred American pop singers Sonny Bono and Cher, who were married to each other at the time. The show ran on CBS in the United States, and premiered in August of 1971. The show was canceled in May 1974, due to the couple's divorce, but the duo would reunite in 1976 for the identically-formatted The Sonny & Cher Show (a title sporadically used during the run of the Comedy Hour), which ran for a single season, until 1977.
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Memory Game
TV ShowFeb 15, 1971

Memory Game

Memory Game (sometimes referred to as Joe Garagiola's …
Memory Game (sometimes referred to as Joe Garagiola's Memory Game) was an American television game show that aired on NBC. The series – hosted by former baseball star and then-current Today personality Joe Garagiola – ran from February 15 to July 30, 1971. The show's creator and packager was Merv Griffin, and its announcer was Johnny Olson (his only announcing job for Merv Griffin Productions).
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1970
Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy
Nomination1970

Best Actor – Television Series Musical o…

Nominated for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Golden Globe Award
1968
The Dick Cavett Show
TV ShowMar 4, 1968

The Dick Cavett Show

This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett …
This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986
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1967
The Carol Burnett Show
TV ShowSep 11, 1967

The Carol Burnett Show

The Carol Burnett Show is …
The Carol Burnett Show is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner. Original episodes ran from 1967 to 1978. In 1975, frequent guest star Tim Conway became a regular after Waggoner left the series. In 1977, Dick Van Dyke replaced Korman but it was agreed that it was not a match and he left after 10 episodes. The show originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978, for 279 episodes, and again with nine episodes in the fall of 1991. The series originated in CBS Television City's Studio 33, and won 25 primetime Emmy Awards, was ranked number 16 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time in 2002, and in 2007 was listed as one of Time's 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.
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1964
Jeopardy!
TV ShowMar 30, 1964

Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv …
Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in the form of questions. The original daytime version debuted on NBC on March 30, 1964, and aired until January 3, 1975. A weekly nighttime syndicated edition aired from September 1974 to September 1975, and a revival, The All-New Jeopardy!, ran on NBC from October 1978 to March 1979. The current version, a daily syndicated show produced by Sony Pictures Television, premiered on September 10, 1984.
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1963
Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program
Nomination1963

Individual Performance - Variety Or Musi…

Nominated for "The Merv Griffin Show".
Primetime Emmy Award
1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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The Merv Griffin Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show is an …
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, May 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndication, from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 at 11:30 PM ET weeknights on CBS and again in first-run syndication from February 14, 1972 to September 5, 1986.
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The Late Late Show
TV ShowJul 6, 1962

The Late Late Show

The Late Late Show, with its title often shortened to The Late …
The Late Late Show, with its title often shortened to The Late Late, is an Irish chat show. It is the world's second longest-running late-night talk show, after the American The Tonight Show. Perceived as the official flagship television programme of the Republic of Ireland's public service broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), it is regarded as an Irish television institution (even abroad) and is broadcast live across two hours plus in front of a studio audience on Friday nights between September and May at 21.30. Certain segments are sometimes pre-recorded and aired within the live parts of the show.
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1961
Password
TV ShowOct 2, 1961

Password

Password is an American television game show which was …
Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions. The host was Allen Ludden, who had previously been well known as the host of the G.E. College Bowl. In the game, two teams, each composed of a celebrity player and a contestant, attempt to convey mystery words to each other using only single-word clues, in order to win cash prizes.
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1959
Tony Griffin
ChildDecember 1959

Tony Griffin

Tony Griffin is an actor and screenwriter.
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Julann Griffin
Relationship1959

Julann Griffin

Julann Griffin was born on January 30, 1929 as Julann Elizabeth …
Julann Griffin was born on January 30, 1929 as Julann Elizabeth Wright. She is known for her work on Haunted Honeymoon (1986), The Woman in Red (1984) and All Commercials... A Steve Martin Special (1980). She was previously married to Merv Griffin.
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1958
Play Your Hunch
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TV ShowJun 30, 1958

Play Your Hunch

Play Your Hunch was an American game show first hosted by …
Play Your Hunch was an American game show first hosted by Merv Griffin from 1958 to 1962, and was then hosted by Robert Q. Lewis until 1963. The announcers for the show were, respectively, Johnny Olson, Wayne Howell and Roger Tuttle. In 2001, Play Your Hunch was ranked #43 on TV Guide's "50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time".
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Julann Griffin
MarriageMay 1958

Julann Griffin

Julann Griffin was born on January 30, 1929 as Julann Elizabeth …
Julann Griffin was born on January 30, 1929 as Julann Elizabeth Wright. She is known for her work on Haunted Honeymoon (1986), The Woman in Red (1984) and All Commercials... A Steve Martin Special (1980). She was previously married to Merv Griffin.
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1956
To Tell the Truth
TV ShowDec 18, 1956

To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth is an American television panel game show …
To Tell the Truth is an American television panel game show in which four celebrity panelists are presented with three contestants (the "team of challengers", each an individual or pair) and must identify which is the "central character" whose unusual occupation or experience has been read out by the show's moderator/host. When the panelists question the contestants, the two "impostors" may lie whereas the "central character" must tell the truth. The setup adds the "impostor" element to the format of What's My Line? and I've Got a Secret.
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1954
The Boy from Oklahoma
MovieFeb 24, 1954

The Boy from Oklahoma

Tom Brewster, handy with a …
Tom Brewster, handy with a rope but not a gun, rides into town and mails his lawyer's exam. When his lack of ability with a gun is exposed, the town boss Turlock offers him the job of Sheriff but he refuses. When the mail is robbed leaving him without a job to ride to, he changes his mind. But Turlock has misjudged Tom and Tom without a gun is soon on the trail of the former Sheriff's killer and it will lead to Turlock.
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1953
So This Is Love
MovieJul 15, 1953

So This Is Love

Biopic of opera star Grace Moore, who was killed in a plane …
Biopic of opera star Grace Moore, who was killed in a plane crash in 1947.
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1952
Wheel of Fortune
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TV ShowOct 3, 1952

Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune was an American game show which ran from …
Wheel of Fortune was an American game show which ran from 1952 to 1953 on CBS in both daytime (October 3, 1952 – December 25, 1953) and nighttime (July 7 – September 15, 1953). It was presented by Todd Russell and narrated by Hal Sims.
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I've Got a Secret
TV ShowJun 19, 1952

I've Got a Secret

I've Got a Secret was a panel game show produced by Mark …
I've Got a Secret was a panel game show produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. Created by comedy writers Allan Sherman and Howard Merrill, it was a derivative of Goodson-Todman's own panel show What's My Line? Instead of celebrity panelists trying to determine a contestant's occupation, the panel tries to determine a contestant's "secret": something that is unusual, amazing, embarrassing or humorous about that person/people.
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Today
TV ShowJan 14, 1952

Today

Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news …
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and after 68 years of broadcasting it is the fifth-longest-running American television series.
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1950
What's My Line?
TV ShowFeb 2, 1950

What's My Line?

What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the …
What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, originally in black and white, with subsequent U.S. revivals. The game uses celebrity panelists to question contestants in order to determine their occupation, i.e. "line [of work]", with panelists being called on to question and identify a weekly celebrity "mystery guest" while blindfolded. It is the longest-running U.S. primetime network television game-show. Moderated by John Charles Daly and with regular panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf, What's My Line? won three Emmy Awards for "Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show" in 1952, 1953, and 1958 and the Golden Globe for Best TV Show in 1962.
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1925
Merv Griffin
BirthJuly 1925

Merv Griffin

Merv Griffin was born.
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