Friday, May 1, 2015

Birthday: Art Fleming (1924-1995)

Alex Trebek is so associated with the game show Jeopardy! from 1984 on that it is often forgotten that Art Fleming was the show's original host, from 1964 to 1975 and again in a 1978-1979 revival. I was a huge fan as a kid (and since), and have often thought about trying out for the show; I have such a good memory for minor facts that after a while, my family refused to play Trivial Pursuit with me. Most of the Fleming-era Jeopardy! episodes were "scrubbed" and no longer exist, but there is some footage (naturally) on YouTube:

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