How a Boy Named Alex Became ‘The Great’ Alex Trebek
Just the sound of his voice is familiar to the American viewing public – wait, that’s not very accurate as Alex Trebek is famous worldwide, especially to game show fanatics. He has become endeared to television fans when he started hosting the Jeopardy!, a game show that ordinary people can join in and try their luck. If they’re lucky, big amounts of money is added to their bank accounts.
Many people join game shows in the hopes of escaping financial woes, such as credit card debts and home mortgages, plus there’s the fact that they get to be on TV! With Jeopardy! the added advantage of Trebek’s calm voice and charisma sure helps many contestants on the show relax and answer questions correctly. Although he has been in the public eye for many years, you will be surprised learning about some of these facts about one of the world’s greatest game show hosts.
Where He Came From
Not many know that Alex Trebek is actually a Canadian citizen. The famous host was born on July 22, 1940 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. His mother Lucille Lagacé, a Franco-Ontarian, is of First Nations ancestry.
First Nations are a predominant indigenous group in Canada, much like the Native Americans are in the United States. Trebek gets his European ancestry from his father George Edward Trebek, a Ukrainian who immigrated to Canada, and he supported his family by working as a chef in a hotel.
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