Photo Coverage: Peters and Other Stars Honor Merv Griffin

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A host of multimedia stars, including such theatre luminaries as Bernadette Peters, Dina Merrill, Tony Danza and Marge Champion, turned out to honor legendary television producer Merv Griffin in a Museum of Television and Radio gala on May 26th at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

Griffin, the creator and producer of such game show as Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, started his career as a singer and later
served often as a substitute host on the Tonight Show before Johnny Carson took over. He also had his own daytime talk show for many years.

"Merv Griffin is a unique force in the world of entertainment and media, combining his talents as a singer, performer and television personality with his skill as a business leader and entrepreneur. He's truly a living legend," stated museum president Stuart N. Brotman.


Judge Judy Sheindlin


Judge Judy, Dina Merrill and Bernadette Peters


Barbara Walters


Walters and Dick Cavett


Cavett, Merv Griffin and Peters




Mel Karmazin


Skitch and Ruth Henderson


Cynthia McFadden


Merrill and Peters






Peters and husband Michael Wittenburg


Peters embraces Barbara Walters


Peters and Tony Danza


Roberta Peters


Marisa Berenson


Helen Gurley Brown


Dick Cavett




Lovely as ever, Marge Champion


Marge Champion


Walter Cronkite


Glamor girl Arlene Dahl


Tony Danza


A glowing Merv Griffin


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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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