Mervyn Edward “Merv” Griffin, Jr. was the famous media mogul, American television host, musician and an actor. The man of many talents born on July 6, 1925 died on August 12, 2007. He is famous for his work as host on talk show, The Merv Griffin Show and the many game shows created by him like Jeopardy!, Click, Ruckus, Wheel of Fortune and Merv Griffin’s Crosswords. He started as a singer on radio at the age of nineteen and later went on to records his own label, his popularity with night club audiences soared and he was also seen in supporting roles in Hollywood movies. His open mouth kiss with Kathryn Grayson was the first kiss in Hollywood film history since Production Code in 1934. Disillusioned with movies, he went on to the television. He also ventured into real estate business and purchased the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. His wealth was $1.2 billion in 2003.