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Merv Griffin has passed away. RIP, Merv.
FOX NEWS | 08/11/07 | Self

Posted on 08/12/2007 8:45:42 AM PDT by Robe

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To: Robe

Rest in Peace, Mr. Griffin


51 posted on 08/12/2007 9:52:43 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Robe
In a tape of a previous interview, today on FNC, Merv said no one ever knew if he was a Republican or Democrat. He never discussed it publically until this interview. (Wish all of Hollywood had even half the class that he did.)

He spoke very highly of GW Bush, and then said that Jimmy Carter's was the "worst administration in the history of America."

RIP, Merv. You were a class act and will be missed.

52 posted on 08/12/2007 9:53:12 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: Robe

I am so sorry to learn this. He was one of the good guys and he will be missed. I knew he was quite ill and that it was a matter of time. God bless his family.


53 posted on 08/12/2007 9:53:24 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: Robe

God Bless you, Merv.

Happy Trails.


54 posted on 08/12/2007 9:55:08 AM PDT by Let's Roll (As usual, following a shooting spree, libs want to take guns away from those who DIDN'T do it.)
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To: hlmencken3

Maybe I’m thinking of someone else or otherwise misremembering but wasn’t Merv Griffin a major financier of the gay rights movement?

Yes, Mr. Griffin was a well known gay man.


55 posted on 08/12/2007 10:00:31 AM PDT by WhiteGuy (PAUL2008)
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To: Robe; 4woodenboats; abletruth; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; Alamo-Girl; AlGone2001; ...
RIP Prayer ping.


Rest in Peace
 Mr. Griffin

My prayers go up for all who now mourn the passing of Merv.  

Blessings,
trussell


If you want on/off my prayer ping list, please let me know. All requests happily honored.

56 posted on 08/12/2007 10:06:51 AM PDT by trussell (Prayer is good for the soul)
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To: Robe

Rest in peace.


57 posted on 08/12/2007 10:09:17 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Part of the RIGHT-Wing Machine.)
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To: Robe

Rest in Peace Merv. Thanks for the many years of good entertainment you provided for us.


58 posted on 08/12/2007 10:10:27 AM PDT by mountainfolk (Member of the FR President Bush Underground//God Bless President Bush)
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To: Robe

I’m 31, and I am a big fan of the Griff. I remember watching him (my mom was doing the watching actually) every day at 4 on Channel 6 in Philadelphia. He was the man. He did it all...I saw him on Jay Leno’s show a few months back for the release of some of his shows on DVD, and he looked great. But the cynic in me was wondering about the timing of his appearance. Anyway, Merv, let us know when the interview with Sinatra is going on, and try and send down a copy...


59 posted on 08/12/2007 10:13:51 AM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Robe

Loved his talk show. I loved watching him and Arthur Treacher interact. Arthur was great as his side-kick. RIP, Merv.


60 posted on 08/12/2007 10:15:44 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Captainpaintball

>>Merv, let us know when the interview with Sinatra is going on, and try and send down a copy...<<

That is so perfect!

Maybe he would be so kind as to include his interviews with Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis, Jr., too!


61 posted on 08/12/2007 10:18:17 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: California74

Thank you for posting that.

RIP, Merv.


62 posted on 08/12/2007 10:25:19 AM PDT by good old days
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To: Robe

Farewell to a legend...


63 posted on 08/12/2007 10:28:08 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Robe

Sad news. I think he was actually a good friend of the Reagan’s. I always remember as a kid watching the Merv Griffin Show in the afternoon. Those were the days.


64 posted on 08/12/2007 10:30:20 AM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Laura Ingraham will you marry me?)
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To: Robe
I used to watch his talk show when I got home from high school in the late 60's. Loved his laugh.

Gone but not forgotten - another grand old original with class.

65 posted on 08/12/2007 10:36:08 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (Vote for the person at the primaries; vote for the party at the election.)
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To: Robe

Almost every picture I ever saw of Merv Griffin showed him smiling. For a man who lived 82 years, I think that speaks volumes. Godspeed.


66 posted on 08/12/2007 10:36:30 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (There are two kinds of people: those who get it, and those who need to.)
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To: Moonman62
I very nice man . . . .

Yes you are . . . and so was Merv. (!)

No typo will escape a Freeper.

67 posted on 08/12/2007 10:39:03 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (Vote for the person at the primaries; vote for the party at the election.)
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To: Robe
May Merv rest in peace.....Prayers for his friends and family.

It saddens me to see another piece of my childhood pass away...

68 posted on 08/12/2007 10:40:21 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Bill O'Reilly is a pinhead.)
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To: STARWISE

This pic would undoubtedly be his equestrian property here in La Quinta....presently underway is what would be his final venture, Griffin Ranch - a development of upscale, horsie-oriented homes.

www.griffinranchlaquinta.com

69 posted on 08/12/2007 10:44:28 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: STARWISE

I do remember when Merv serve as honorary pallbearer for President Reagan funeral until then I didn’t know he was that close to Ronnie and Nancy what I hear Nancy and Merv has same birthday


70 posted on 08/12/2007 10:44:54 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: STARWISE

One of the good guys..Thank you, Starwise.

May he rest in peace.


71 posted on 08/12/2007 10:46:05 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Robe

RIP. In addition to the highly entertaining Jeopardy, he was a friend to the Reagans as I recall. I’m young enough that I didn’t even know he’d been a singer until somewhat recently.


72 posted on 08/12/2007 10:50:05 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Clinton-Obama '08. Start building your fallout shelters today!)
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To: Robe
As a kid growing up in the Bay Area, I used to watch Merv Griffin's show every day when I got home from school. Loved it, because you never knew what some celeb was going to say.

Then when I was a teenager, My parents had gone bowling and I got a phone call from my Mom, "Come down here now! Merv Griffin is bowling on the lane next to us!". Drove there, and sure enough, there was Merv. (This was a BIG deal for little "Saratoga, CA" at the time.) But Merv & my dad were chatting away calmly like old friends (who'd never met before). Yet apparently over the next half an hour that "bowling alley phone" must have been very busy because lots of people started showing up to watch him and Merv started getting a little nervous. Will never forget my dad noticing Merv's nervousness and saying, "Relax, Merv. You are home here. They are just showing up to see their hometown boy who made good!" Merv said, Yes Sam, but I am really not that good of a bowler to have all these people watching!" And they both laughed. Merv was really nice. That moment was the first time in my life that it dawned on me that celebrities or other important people were just like the rest of us -- they get nervous, too. They worry just as much about what to say and how to behave with fans, as fans do when in their presence.

Thanks, Merv, for teaching me a valuable lesson! RIP to a great guy, we'll miss you!

BB

73 posted on 08/12/2007 10:52:02 AM PDT by Bokababe ( http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Robe
One of the good guys.



Rest in Peace Merv.
74 posted on 08/12/2007 11:04:51 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Polyxene

don’t forget Mrs Miller in the audience too
“Christmas City” will not sound the same
RIP Merv


75 posted on 08/12/2007 11:05:08 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Robe

I feel bad. I remember Merv Griffin, but had thought he had died a while ago.


76 posted on 08/12/2007 11:06:57 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Robe

R.I.P. Merv. You always put a smile on my face.


77 posted on 08/12/2007 11:14:52 AM PDT by llmc1
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To: Robe

Has he got children and grand-children? He leaves a really, really, really big estate.


78 posted on 08/12/2007 11:19:22 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: yorkie

“In a tape of a previous interview, today on FNC, Merv said no one ever knew if he was a Republican or Democrat.”

http://newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/Merv_Griffin.php


79 posted on 08/12/2007 11:31:20 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Robe

Total class act. Republican and one of the nicest men anyone could ever meet. RIP Merv. We are rapidly losing a generation that was so filled with class that the word “class” will only be known 20 yrs from now as something you go to in school.


80 posted on 08/12/2007 11:35:35 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (No One Gets To Their Heaven Without A Fight)
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To: peggybac

Good find! I assume what he meant was that he never discussed politics in public.......but after I heard what he said about ‘Cahtah’, there was no doubt in my mind that he was a solid Republican.


81 posted on 08/12/2007 11:37:09 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: Robe

In other news, police have finally identified the infamous Windex Killer....


82 posted on 08/12/2007 12:01:56 PM PDT by Brian Mosely (A government is a body of people -- usually notably ungoverned)
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To: Robe

RIP Merv.


83 posted on 08/12/2007 12:03:15 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: California74
Everyone should play the YouTube tape with Merv singing up a storm. The link is on # 17.......a very interesting blast from the past. He really had a good voice!

Since Mr. Griffin was a classy gentleman, what else could he be in politics but Republican?

Leni

84 posted on 08/12/2007 12:04:26 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !)
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To: Brian Mosely

Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr: You. You’re the elevator killer. Merv Griffin.
Merv Griffin: Yeah.
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr: Why?
Merv Griffin: I don’t know. I’ve always just loved to kill. I really enjoyed it. But then I got famous, and - it’s just too hard for me. And so many witnesses. I mean, *everybody* recognized me. I couldn’t even lurk anymore. I’d hear, “Who’s that lurking over there? Isn’t that Merv Griffin?” So I came to Europe to kill. And it’s really worked out very well for me.


85 posted on 08/12/2007 12:05:31 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Robe

My mom always watched his show and that means I did at times. He seemed like a nice guy. What is so amazing is that he took hangman and trivia and made millions. Sometimes the best ideas are right under our noses.


86 posted on 08/12/2007 12:07:24 PM PDT by pierstroll
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To: Senator Goldwater

Exactly. I wish I had Merv’s business acumen.

He was (and is) an American original.


87 posted on 08/12/2007 12:19:07 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (My number one goal in life is to leave a bigger carbon footprint than Al Gore.)
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To: Robe

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0341311/bio


88 posted on 08/12/2007 12:22:23 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the info!

RIP, Merv


89 posted on 08/12/2007 12:31:42 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: Beckwith

He has one “child”......an adult son; I believe his name is Tony. I’m pretty sure Tony has kids.

The CBS Sunday Morning Show....one of the best TV shows produced by the lame-stream media... did a feature story about Merv on their broadcast about a year ago. It was taped at Merv’s sprawling ranch at La Quinta and included a lengthy interview with Merv.

He also dated Eva Gabor, who died after an accident in Mexico some years ago. There were rumors that Eva and Merv were planning to wed.


90 posted on 08/12/2007 12:34:25 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (My number one goal in life is to leave a bigger carbon footprint than Al Gore.)
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To: kylaka
Rest in peace, Mr. Griffin, you will be missed.

I didn't know that. (Thanks for the information, it is one of the reasons that I like FR, I learn so much. :0)

91 posted on 08/12/2007 12:44:33 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: Robe

RIP Merv Griffin.


92 posted on 08/12/2007 12:45:02 PM PDT by Reagan Man (FUHGETTABOUTIT Rudy....... Conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: Robe
Freddy Martin & His Orchestra, with Merv Griffin

PS: That's kind of an interesting album:

Flaky Forties

And it would be difficult to compare that album with, say, this television ad, and not come to the conclusion that something has gone terribly wrong with our society in the intervening six decades:

BET's Disturbing "Read a Book" video

93 posted on 08/12/2007 1:08:23 PM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: Robe

94 posted on 08/12/2007 2:01:40 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: 4yearlurker

I still remember when Art Flemming hosted that show from around 64 to 75.
Merv sure put a lot of good finishing touches on that show,the old show could bore you to tears, but Art was a good host though.


95 posted on 08/12/2007 2:17:11 PM PDT by BerryDingle
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To: Robe

Perhaps the last true innovator in the television/entertainment industry. RIP, Merv.


96 posted on 08/12/2007 2:18:35 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Your one stop shop for all your useless information needs.)
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To: Robe

I think a part of all of us just died. He was a class act. RIP Merv.


97 posted on 08/12/2007 3:04:08 PM PDT by tsmith130
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I’d like to think that Arthur Treacher, Merv’s old partner and friend (who died in ‘75) turned to the crowd upstairs and said “And here’s the dear boy himself, Merv!”

Goodness, that brought a tear to my eye.

I remember Treacher talking about how many young men from his village had been killed in WWI. I'm not sure of my memory, but it could be that he was the only one who survived the war. I guess I'm getting old if I remember Arthur Treacher and Merv Griffen together...

98 posted on 08/12/2007 3:14:57 PM PDT by radiohead
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To: Robe
I wonder if Deny Terrio will be at the funeral?

RIP. Another part of my childhood gone.

99 posted on 08/12/2007 3:16:07 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I wish I had Merv’s business acumen.


Especially with Wheel of Fortune, which made him a fortune.

It was basically a combination of Hangman and roulette, with a pretty girl and fabulous prizes.

Of course, TV Land ate it up and Merv laughed all the way to Boardwalk and Park Place.


100 posted on 08/12/2007 3:18:36 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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