Final Jeopardy: Actresses
The Final Jeopardy question (6/23/2016) in the category “Actresses” was:
She won a 2006 Oscar & a 2015 Tony for playing the same monarch, though in different productions.
2x champ Laurie MacDougall has won $51,700 so far. In her third appearance, she is up against these two players: Marjika Howarth, from South Jordan, UT; and Will Gilbert, from St. Louis, MO.
Round 1 Categories: First Family Pets – Literary Nicknames -Adele – Get Together – For Drinks – & Apps
Laurie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Literary Nicknames” under the $800 clue on the 4th pick of the round. She was the only one on the plus side with $600. Will was at zero and Marjika was in the red for $200. She bet $1,000 and came up with Fast. Synonymous but WRONG.
This Anglo-Irish author went by the nickname “Dr. Presto”, presto being the Italian equivalent of his last name. show
Will finished in the lead with $8,200. Laurie was second with $2,800 and Marjika was last with $400.
Round 2 Categories: Thrilled To The Marrow – French Arts & Culture – Produce The Celebrity Name – the Library Of Congress – Countries Of The World – Word Of The “Day”
Laurie found the first Daily Double in “Word of the ‘Day'” under the $1,200 clue on the 3rd pick. Radar! In second place with $4,000 now, she had $4,200 less than Will’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
Rhyming period of one’s greatest strength, youth or vigor. show
Laurie found the last Daily Double in “Library of Congress” under the $1,200 clue. There were 2 clues left after it. She was still in second place with $12,000 but, now, that was just $1,400 less than Will’s lead. She bet $1,500 and, after a little hesitation, she was RIGHT.
Of the approximately 700 daguerrotypes in the library’s photo division, about half are from this man’s studio. show
Will finished in the lead with $13,800. Laurie was next with $13,500 and Marjika was in third place with $6,400.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS HELEN MIRREN?
Out of the 6 Oscar nominations that this 2006 film got, Helen Mirren was the only winner. This is from the film’s IMDB Trivia page: “In 2015, Helen Mirren again portrayed Queen Elizabeth II, this time in the Broadway play “The Audience”. Mirren won the Tony Award [Link to her acceptance speech] for this portrayal of the queen, making her the tenth performer to win both awards for portraying the same person or character, and the first since Lila Kedrova won both awards 31 years earlier.”
Marjika wrote down (Cate) Blanchett (who played Elizabeth I in a 2007 flick.) She lost her $3,600 bet and finished with $2,800.
Laurie got it right. She bet $12,800 bringing her up to $26,300.
Will thought it was (Gwyneth) Paltrow. He lost his $13,201 bet, leaving him with $599. So Laurie prevails another day. She said “wow” when her $78,000 3-day total was shown. Wow, indeed! Great job there, Laurie.
These 3 stumpers were all in the French Arts & Culture category:
($400) An antique furniture style is named for this long-reiging French King of the late 17th century
($1600) The Musee D’Orsay houses a large collection of 19th century French art, including his scandalous painting “Olympia”
($2000) “Manon” is probably the best-known opera by this composer whose last name also starts with “Ma”
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Science & Industry”
In 1891 this European said, “Perhaps my factories will put an end to war sooner than your congresses.” show