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Merv Griffin

Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was an American television show host and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer, later appearing in film and on Broadway. From 1965 to 1986, Griffin hosted his own talk show, The Merv Griffin Show. Griffin also created the game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune through his production companies, Merv Griffin Enterprises and Merv Griffin Entertainment.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 6, 1925 (San Mateo), Died August 12, 2007 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1948 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D8VB-3439 10-in. 12/16/1948 Once in love with Amy Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Merv Griffin ; Martin Men Male vocal solo, with male vocal group and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D8VB-3441 10-in. 12/16/1948 You was! Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Merv Griffin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0512 10-in. 1/20/1949 So tired Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Merv Griffin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0513 10-in. 1/20/1949 1400 Dream Street Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Merv Griffin ; Martin Men Male vocal solo, with male vocal group and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0535 10-in. 2/2/1949 The little old church near Leicester Square Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Merv Griffin Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Decca 100742 10/11/1956 It was my father's habit Merv Griffin vocalist  
Decca 100743 10/11/1956 Wringle wrangle Merv Griffin vocalist  
Decca 101287 1/9/1957 Love story Merv Griffin vocalist  
Decca 101288 1/9/1957 I'll be thinking of you Merv Griffin vocalist  
Decca 102678 6/14/1957 Will I find my love today Merv Griffin vocalist  
Decca 102679 6/14/1957 I keep running away from you Merv Griffin vocalist  
Decca 103673 11/14/1957 Think of all the nice things he' done Merv Griffin vocalist  
Decca 103674 11/14/1957 Introduce me to the gal Merv Griffin vocalist  
Decca 103675 11/14/1957 Homing bird Merv Griffin vocalist  
Decca 103676 11/14/1957 You're the prettiest thing Merv Griffin vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Griffin, Merv," accessed April 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318960.

Griffin, Merv. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318960.

"Griffin, Merv." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318960

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