12 August 2007
Who was Merv Griffin?
"I'll take Renaissance Men for a thousand, Alex."
Okay, maybe if you run down the usual list of Renaissance Men, you probably won't run into Merv Griffin. But Merv, who died this week at 82, had as diverse a life as exists in a Beverly Hills ZIP code, and probably more fun than most of his contemporaries.
Really. In a career that spanned more than half a century, Merv Griffin wore the following hats:
See? Fun. What's more, he was named "Merv," a name with verve, even if it had been shortened from "Mervyn." You just had to like this guy.
(Via Lorie Byrd, who did.)Posted at 1:00 PM to Almost Yogurt