Final Jeopardy: Actresses

The Final Jeopardy question (1/31/2017) in the category “Actresses” was:

From 1959 to 1968, she made only 4 films but received Oscar nominations for best actress for all 4.

2x champ Lisa Schlitt has now racked up $43,000 in winnings. Today her challengers are: Doug Baker, from Tecumseh, MI; and Ben Smolen, from Los Angeles, CA.

Round 1 Categories: 18th Century American Writin’ & Speakin’ – Theater Glossary – The Sport’s Book – Travel & Tourism – Cool Rhymes – Systems Primed

Lisa found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “American Writing'” under the $800 clue, with 4 clues left after it. She was in a second place tie with Ben. They both had $1,600, $400 less than Doug’s lead. She bet $1,000 but did not have a response so she was WRONG.

On Dec. 19, 1776, with Washington’s army verging on disintegration, Thomas Paine put out “The American” this. show

Doug finished in the lead with $3,000. Ben was second with $1,800 and Lisa was last with $1,000.

Round 2 Categories: The Future of the Universe – 14-letter Words – The Drummer Sings – John Donne – No Man – An “I” Land

Doug found the first Daily Double in “Universe” under the $1,600 clue on the 12th pick. He was in a second place tie with Ben this time. They both had $4,200, $200 less than Lisa’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

We “fear” that in 10 million years, this largest of Mars’ moons will crash into the planet. show

Doug found the last Daily Double in “John Donne” under the $1,200 clue. The 2 clues left after it were in the same category. In the lead with $12,600, he had $2,000 more than Lisa in second place. He bet $600 and thought it was Henry VIII. That was WRONG.

In 1610 Donne criticized his former Catholic faith in “Pseudo-Martyr”, which was dedicated to this king. show

Doug finished in the lead with $12,000. Lisa was next with $10,600 and Ben was in third place with $7,400.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


By the time Katharine Hepburn was nominated for Best Actress in “Suddenly Last Summer” (1959), she had one Best Actress Oscar win to her credit for her debut film, “Morning Glory (1933), out of 7 nominations. The 3 other films she made between 1959 and 1968 are: “Long Day’s Journey into Night” (1962), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) and “The Lion in Winter” (1968). Hepburn won for the 1967 and ’68 films and went on to win one more for “On Golden Pond” (1982), for a total of 4 Best Actress wins out of 12 nominations. (IMDB: Katharine Hepburn awards)

That 1969 Oscar: Best Actress was a tie that year. Barbra Streisand also won for her portrayal of Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl” (1968).

Ben got it right. He bet $3,199 and that brought him up to $10,599.

Lisa also got it. She bet it all and doubled her score to $21,200.

Doug had Audrey Hepburn. He lost his $9,201 bet so he ended up with $2,799. Lisa remains the champ and she now has a 3-day total of $64,200. “Impressive as all get-out,” Alex said. We agree!

Final Jeopardy (1/31/2017) Lisa Schlitt, Ben Smolen, Doug Baker

A triple stumper from each round:

THE SPORT’S BOOK ($400) “Man on Spikes” by Eliot Asinof

NO MAN ($1200) For decades J. Edgar Hoover denied the existence of this 5-letter organization

2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Math Terms”

This word for a process that leads to a solution to a problem comes from the Arabic name of a 9th century mathematician. show

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7 Responses

  1. Dalton Higbee says:

    Man! I was hoping Doug would win this game.

  2. aaaa says:

    Doug Baker is seven time J! champions Stephanie Jass’ husband. 44/60 here

  3. Britt says:

    Please, what was the answer, with the question being “system of a down”? It was part of the lach trash tonight

  4. Lou says:

    Congrats to Lisa on her third win. I just saw the episode and responded correctly with Kathy Hepburn. I’ve checked on wikipedia though did they give an actual cause of death for Kathy Hepburn even though she was in frail health?

  5. VJ says:

    There’s got to be some folks besides me who still remember the “No Man is an Island” song from the late ’50s/early ’60s. (The Lettermen’s version). It had nothing to do with the John Donne’s Meditation XVII, other than the songwriters getting the title from Donne, same as Hemingway got his 1940 novel title from the meditation.

    Congrats to Lisa on her third win. Really gonna be rooting for her tomorrow.

    LINK: 10 more clues from this match