Alex Trebek

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Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek

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Alex Trebek

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: July 22, 1940
Date of Passing: November 08, 2020
Birthplace: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Alex Trebek was an American game show host.

Trebek was best known as the longtime host of the television quiz show Jeopardy!, becoming host upon its 1984 revival in syndication.

Trebek began his broadcasting career in news with the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), where he covered national news and special events for both radio and television. He also hosted classical music broadcasts on CBC from 1967 to 1970.

Alex Trebek was an American game show host.

Trebek was best known as the longtime host of the television quiz show Jeopardy!, becoming host upon its 1984 revival in syndication.

Trebek began his broadcasting career in news with the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), where he covered national news and special events for both radio and television. He also hosted classical music broadcasts on CBC from 1967 to 1970.

Prior to Jeopardy!, Trebek hosted such game shows as The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration, The $128,000 Question, and To Tell The Truth. He was also an actor, frequently appearing as himself in many films and television shows.

Trebek hosted more than 8,000 Jeopardy! episodes, setting a Guinness World Record. He received the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host seven times, and was presented with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Trebek died November 8, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. He was 80.

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