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Alex Trebek

TV Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
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Full Name: George Alexander Trebek
Profession: TV Host of Jeopardy!

United States of America

Biography: Best known as the host of the syndicated game show "Jeopardy!", a role he has had since 1984.

He has also hosted a number of other game shows, including "The Wizard of Odds" and "To Tell the Truth".

Born: July 22, 1940
Birthplace: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: November 8, 2020 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1990-04-30 Game show host Alex Trebek (49) weds real-estate mogul Jean Currivan (27) at the Regency Club in Los Angeles

Historical Events

  • 1984-09-10 First episode of daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! with Alex Trebek as host
  • 1991-02-04 Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth)
  • 2011-12-11 Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek suffers a minor heart attack in his home and is admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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