Birth Name: Merv Griffin
Birth Place: San Mateo, California, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Born Mervyn Edward Griffin, Jr., in San Mateo, CA, on July 6, 1925, Griffin's father was a stockbroker, imparting the value of earning a dollar on his son. By the age of four, Griffin was drawing pay by selling newspapers door to door, but at the same time, he was indulging an irrepressible streak of showmanship by playing the piano and publishing his own two-cent newspaper, which recounted the day-to-day events of his neighborhood. Later, Griffin took up advanced study of classical piano, and relocated to San Francisco to pursue this end.According to his biography, Merv: Making the Good Life Last, Griffin experienced an epiphany on his 18th birthday in 1943 that convinced him of his future ...