Final Jeopardy: Celebrity Memoirs
The Final Jeopardy question (5/15/2015), in the category “Celebrity Memoirs” was:
Memoirs by Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley and this late actor share the title “The Time of My Life.”
It’s the last match of Celebrity Jeopardy! and our players are illusionist, Penn Jillette playing for Opportunity Village; designer, Cynthia Rowley, , playing for a public art fund and the Feed Foundation; and actor, Zachary Quinto, playing for Direct Relief.
Round 1: Cynthia found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “‘Bull’ ___” under the $800 clue before the first commercial break. She was in the lead with $800, $200 more than Zachary in second place. She bet $500 and she was RIGHT.
2-word term for a railed, super-high-speed passenger transport like the Shinkansen in Japan. show
Zachary finished in the lead with $3,400. Cynthia was second with $3,300 and Penn was last with $200.
Round 2: Penn found the first Daily Double in “The Pen is Mightier” under the $1,600 clue. Having caught up very nicely, he was now in the lead with $7,400, $800 more than Zachary in second place. He bet $3,400 and he was RIGHT after making a quick switch from the book to the character.
In an 1851 novel, this character is monomaniacal, blasphemous, 1 for 2 in the legs department and ultimately doomed. show
Well, it was bound to happen at least once this week and it did today. The other Daily Double stayed on the board when the round finished with 2 clues left in “He Grew Up to Be President”.
Penn finished in the lead with $18,800. Zachary was next with $11,400 and Cynthia was in third place with $5,300.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS PATRICK SWAYZE?
Bill Medley sang it with Jennifer Warnes, and Patrick Swazye did the dancing with Jennifer Grey in the 1987 hit film “Dirty Dancing.” Patrick Swayze published his autobiography in 2009. Bill Medley published his in 2014 with the subtitle “A Righteous Brother’s Memoir.”
Cynthia drew a blank. She lost her $2,000 bet and finished with $3,300.
Zachary came up with Jason Robards. He bet and lost everything, finishing with $0.
Penn wrote down Leonard Nimoy. That cost him $5,000 but, as he said “I still win, so who cares?” His charity will receive $50,000. Zachary and Cynthia earned $10,000 each for their charities.
2 years ago:: NONE of the players got this FJ in “20th Century People”
In a PS to an April 12, 1945 letter, he wrote, “this was dictated before the world fell in on me… what a blow it was, but– I must meet it”. show