Art FlemingGame Show Host
Born: 1 May 1924
Died: 25 April 1995 (pancreatic cancer)
Birthplace: New York, New York
Best known as: Host of TV's Jeopardy!
Art Fleming hosted the original version of the TV quiz show Jeopardy! from 1964 to 1975. The show's popularity and distinctive format -- contestants were given an answer and had to ask the right question -- made Fleming one of TV's best-known quiz hosts. He hosted a brief revival of Jeopardy! during the 1978-79 season. In 1984 Jeopardy! was resurrected in a syndicated version, with Alex Trebek replacing Fleming as host. Fleming remained a fan favorite, even making an appearance in the 'Weird Al' Yankovic music video parody "I Lost on Jeopardy."
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