Merv Griffin, who parlayed a talent for talk and entertainment into a one-man business conglomerate, died of cancer early this morning. He was 82.
A talk show host for nearly 25 years, Griffin was also the creator of the long-running game shows "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy."
With his entertainment earnings, he built a real estate and horse-racing business last valued by some estimates at $1.6 billion.
Originally a singer, Griffin got his start, when he was just 19 years old, as host of...Full Story