Alex Trebek, Longtime Host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ Passes Away

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By Tamari Perrineau Palmer

Alex Trebek was born on July 22, 1940, in Sudbury, Canada, a large city in northern Ontario.

Trebek has been on tv for over 40 years hosting short-lived television shows such as The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration, and To Tell the Truth until he landed his most notable role as the host of Jeopardy for 37 seasons.  

Trebek has 15 wins and 36 nominations from the Daytime Emmy awards. 

As a pop-culture figure, Trebek didn't just host shows, he showcased his talents in front of the camera in shows and movies such as Family Guy, the Simpsons, X-files, Rugrats, Hot in Cleveland, and Baywatch. But let's not forget about the many parodies made of Trebek on SNL, he also poked fun at himself in an episode. 

He left us a heartfelt message with his last work of art-  a memoir "The answer is... Reflection of my life" was released in July 2020. Take a look and remember the legacy of an icon. 


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