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In , Griffin had an ambitious but unsuccessful attempt at adapting the venerable board game Monopoly into a game show of the same name. Involving slapstick stunts and a somewhat truncated version of his old Reach for the Stars , the show initially aired locally in New York, with the intent of national syndication early the following year.
The Amazing Johnathan left the show after 65 episodes because of a contract dispute and the show was scrapped before it was to be nationally syndicated. A national audience did get a look at it, via reruns that aired for a time on GSN. Following the sale, Forbes named him the richest Hollywood performer in history.
He retained the title of creator of both his game shows. The two powerhouses spun off numerous programs, and Griffin often would sign on as a creative consultant. The show was produced in association with Program Partners and the William Morris Agency and began airing September 10, The show lasted only one season, airing its last episode May 16, ; it has run in reruns on various channels since its cancellation.
The background to this was on Nov. As a result, this literally wiped out or greatly reduced the investments of the bondholders, so that Mr. Griffin could sue Trump and yet still retain a significant portion for himself.
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Besides Resorts International, the holding company for casinos in Atlantic City and the Bahamas, three company affiliates also filed for Chapter 11 protection: Griffin Resorts Inc. He owned a ranch near La Quinta, California where he raised thoroughbred racehorses , as well as St. Clerans Manor, a boutique hotel, set in an eighteenth-century estate once owned by director John Huston , near Craughwell, in County Galway , Ireland.
Griffin was married to the former Julann Wright from to ; they remained friends after their divorce. The two had one son, Tony Griffin, born in ; Tony, in turn, had two children of his own. I will do anything with anybody for a quarter. Griffin characterized both lawsuits as extortion. Griffin's Los Angeles Times obituary repeated a statement he had made regarding Plott's lawsuit: "This is a shameless attempt to extort money from me. His charges are ridiculous and untrue. On being wealthy, he said that "if people know you're rich, they don't talk with you when you walk down the street.
Griffin stated he did not really know his worth because it "would keep me from sleeping at night". Griffin was also an honorary pallbearer at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan in , having been friends with both of the Reagans for many years. In , Griffin was inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Griffin's prostate cancer , treated originally in , returned and he was admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where his condition deteriorated, leading to his death on August 12, , at the age of His 7-year-old grandson Donovan Mervyn was an honorary pallbearer as was Nancy Reagan.
His year-old granddaughter Farah gave a reading. A post-burial reception was held at the Beverly Hilton , a property owned by Griffin from to The Wheel marathon included two episodes with cameo appearances by Griffin: Sajak's departure from the daytime version in and a —93 episode that ended with Griffin, his band "The MervTones," and White singing at a dinner club in Orlando, Florida.
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