Final Jeopardy: Artists

The Final Jeopardy question (3/21/2013) in the category “Artists” was:

On his deathbed he told police, “What I have done is nobody else’s business”; one theory is he was protecting others.

2-day champ Lauren Girard is back today, having won $51,0000 so far. Two new contestants are on hand to give her some competition: Steve Rininger, from Chicago, IL and Abby Fisher, from Belmont, MA.

Lauren found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Someone’s in the Kitchen,” right after starting the game in that category and answering the first two questions in the category correctly. So she was the only one with any money — $600. She bet the $1,000 allowance and she was RIGHT.

Charles Lubin named his line of cheesecakes this, honoring his 8-year-old daughter. show

Lauren finished in the lead with $6,200. Abby was second with $4,800 and Steve was last with $4,800.

Lauren found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Lines from the Oscar-Winning Role.” She had the lead with $11,000, $1,000 more than Abby in second place. She bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT (although we would have preferred to know if she knew it without Trebek’s De Niro impression).

1980: “Hey, Ray… I never went down, Ray. You never got me down, Ray.” show

Abby found the last Daily Double in “Currency Speculation.” She was in second place with $10,400, $7,200 less than Lauren in the lead. She bet $3,000, then looked at this coin (shown without the name on it) and guessed Martha Washington, but that was WRONG.

Wouldn’t she be happy to know she’s on the First Spouse $10 gold coin seen here. show

Lauren finished in the lead with $20,400. Steve was next with $11,200 and Abby was in third place with $9,400.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith are the authors of the New York Times bestseller Van Gogh: The Life which puts forth the theory that Van Gogh was shot by someone else. At the time the book was released, Leo Jansen, curator of the Van Gogh Museum, told the Associated Press that the biography was a “great book”, but experts “cannot yet agree” on the validity of theory.

Abby wrote down author Oscar Wilde, who was not questioned by the police on his deathbed. She lost $9,398 and finished with $2.00.

Steve got it right and added $11,000 to his score to finish with $22,200.

Lauren chose painter Lucian Freud, who died on 7/20/2011, also without being questioned by the police. She lost her $5,000 bet and the Jeopardy! crown.

So our new champ is Steve Rininger and he will be returning tomorrow. Congratulations, Steve!

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