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Rethinking Merv Griffin

Spurred by Michelangelo Signorile’s withering appraisal of Merv Griffin’s legacy as a closeted gay man, the Hollywood Reporter yesterday published a column posthumously outing Griffin, something the mainstream media had failed to do definitively, despite some making references to Griffin’s sexual harassment and gay palimony lawsuits. After reading Signorile’s post and stewing over it a couple a days, I appeared …

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Merv Griffin, 82

Merv Griffin, the quietly gay legendary talk show host, entrepreneur, and game show creator, died of prostate cancer this weekend. The creator of Jeopardy! and Wheel Of Fortune, Griffin made billions, occasionally landing on Forbes list of the world’s richest men. Married in 1958, divorcing 15 years and one son later, Griffin was well-known to be gay, although he kept …

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