Final Jeopardy: Entertainers

The Final Jeopardy question (11/25/2016) in the category “Entertainers” was:

He won a Tony & later an Oscar for the same role & decades later, published a memoir called “Master of Ceremonies”

2x champ Andrew Lee has now won $40,002. In his third game, he is up against these two players: Justin Bender, from Boulder, CO; and Liz Hutchens, from Lake Wylie, SC.

Round 1 Categories: States’ Highest Points – Slang for Liquor – Third in the Movie Series – Make No Mythtake – CEOs – Feel the Burn

Justin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Feel the Burn” under the $800 clue, with a dozen clues still to go after it. He was in second place with $4,600, $400 less than Andrew’s lead. He bet $2,500 and he was RIGHT.

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Justin finished in the lead with $10,700. Andrew was second with $6,000 and Liz was last with $2,600.

Round 2 Categories: A Lot for the Office Door – Game 7 Pitchers – The Map of Science – Fruity Words & Phrases – Grand Theft “OO” – Feel the Robert Burns!

Andrew found the first Daily Double in “Robert Burns” under the $1,600 clue with 7 clues left after it. He had $12,000 (second place) at this point, $7,500 less than Justin’s lead. He bet $4,000 and thought it was “The Grapes of Wrath.” That was WRONG.

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Andrew found the last Daily Double in “Office Door” under the $2,000 clue. One clue remained after it. Still in second place, he had $9,600 and Justin had $20,300, a runaway lead. He bet $3,000 and took a guess with Henry III. That was WRONG.

England’s Mary I & this Spanish husband were also King & Queen of France & Jerusalem & did some Duke-ing & Count-ing too. show

Justin finished in the lead with $20,300. Andrew was next with $6,600 and Liz was in third place with $6,200 (she got the last clue).

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“This actor was the first to play the MC in “Cabaret”; he won a Tony for the play & an Oscar for the film.” That was the $800 clue in a “Theater” category on 3/26/2003 and, quite naturally, it is that role that became the title of Joel Grey’s 2016 memoir. Grey discusses his life, career and book in an audio interview on An excerpt from “Master of Ceremonies” is included on the page.

Joel Grey is one of 9 actors who won a Tony and an Oscar for their stage and film portrayals of the same role. The others are: José Ferrer, Shirley Booth, Yul Brynner, Rex Harrison, Anne Bancroft, Paul Scofield, Jack Albertson and Lila Kedrova. See Déjà Vu on’s Quick Facts and Trivia page.

Liz thought it was Jack Lemmon. She bet and lost it all.

Andrew got it right. He bet $5,801 and finished with $12,401.

Justin came up with Marlon Brando. That only cost him $700. The $19,600 he had left made him the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (11/25/2016) Andrew Lee, Liz Hutchens, Justin Bender

2 triple stumpers from the match:

FRUITY WORDS & PHRASES ($800) The spot for the center of attention or a Charlie Chaplin film

FEEL THE ROBERT BURNS! ($800) At “Burns Night” dinners, one of these puddings is brought in on a platter and ceremonially sliced

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Arlington National Cemetery”

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8 Responses

  1. VJ says:

    About that “Burns” DD , the title “The Grapes of Wrath” comes from “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” which I was thinking might show up in that Hallelujah! category yesterday. “Glory, glory, Hallelujah!” Also, we just had a “he got this title from” DD last week in one Teen Tournament semi-final for Ernest Hemingway.

    On the “Office Door” DD, I wondered if Andrew had said Philip, if Alex would have asked for the number. Alex did not give it. Unrelated fact: The Philippine Islands were named in Philip’s honor before he became King of Spain.

    LINK 7 more clues from this match

  2. aaaa says:

    Liz is the partner of 2014 TofC winner Ben Ingram

    • Jesse Yu says:

      was gonna post this here myself if someone hadn’t mentioned it yet. Too bad she didn’t do as well as he did.

  3. lou says:

    Andrew played a great game but jack lemmon was in the Odd couple and odd couple 2. Has he ever been in plays if you remember them?

    • VJ says:

      @lou — Broadway has its own database., where you can look anybody up same as you would on imdb. They show Jack Lemmon in 4 productions.

      He got a Tony nomination for “Tribute.” He played the same role in the 1980 film and got an Oscar nomination. Didn’t win either.

      His other Tony nomination was for “Long Day’s Journey into Night.” He was not in the film version.

  4. William Weyser says:

    It’s $19,600, not $19,400.