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United States Postal Service: Who is Alex Trebek?

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) is paying tribute to the beloved long-time host of Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek, with a specially designed stamp.

    This naturalized U.S. citizen hosted the quiz show “Jeopardy!” for 37 seasons.

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) is paying tribute to the beloved long-time host of Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek, with a specially designed stamp. This stamp artfully resembles a blue Jeopardy! answer card, capturing the essence of the iconic game show. Additionally, the entire sheet of stamps is creatively arranged to mirror the appearance of the Jeopardy! game board, making it a fitting and nostalgic homage to Trebek’s legacy.

    This stamp honors Alex Trebek (1940–2020), the esteemed and cherished host of the television quiz show “JEOPARDY!” for 37 seasons. Trebek became a respected and beloved figure in millions of households across America. The stamp features a prompt styled like a classic Jeopardy! clue, stating, “THIS NATURALIZED U.S. CITIZEN HOSTED THE QUIZ SHOW ‘JEOPARDY!’ FOR 37 SEASONS.” Below this prompt, printed upside down as a nod to the show’s format, is the correct response: “Who is Alex Trebek?

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) is paying tribute to the beloved long-time host of Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek, with a specially designed stamp.

    In 1973, Alex Trebek was enticed to move to the United States by his fellow Canadian, Alan Thicke, to host the NBC game show “The Wizard of Odds” (1973–74). Although the show had a brief run, it paved the way for Trebek’s burgeoning career in game show hosting. Following this, he worked on several other notable game shows, including CBS’s “Double Dare” (1976–77) and “The $128,000 Question” (1977–78), as well as NBC’s “The New High Rollers” (1979–80). These early opportunities established Trebek’s reputation and set the stage for his iconic role on “JEOPARDY!”

    Tony M.