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George Alexander "Alex" Trebek (b. July 22, 1940 – d. November 8, 2020) was a Canadian game show host whose resume included several in his native Canada (including 1981-82 fan-favorite Pitfall) plus The Wizard of Odds (1973-74), High Rollers (1974-76/1978-80), Double Dare (1976-77), The $128,000 Question (1977-78), Battlestars (1981-83), Classic Concentration (1987-91), and To Tell the Truth (1991) in the United States. He was also the only host to host 3 game shows at once: Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, and To Tell the Truth (all in 1990-91).


Before becoming a game show host, Trebek worked as a broadcaster at CBC.

Trebek hosted Jeopardy! since its 1984 return and has won Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host in 1989, 1990, 2003, 2006, and 2008.



He died on November 8, 2020, following a year-long battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.