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Alex Trebek Becomes U.S. Citizen

November 5, 1997

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Canadian-born quiz show host who recently became an American citizen. In the form of a question, please: Who is Alex Trebek?

Trebek, in Washington taping special ``Jeopardy!″ game show tournaments featuring politicians and journalists, told a National Press Club luncheon Wednesday that he became a U.S. citizen earlier this year.

``It didn’t really change my life at all when it occurred,″ said Trebek, 57. ``However, a couple of weeks after being sworn in, I received a lovely letter from the Los Angeles Superior Court informing me that I had just been selected at random from 2 1/2 million people to serve jury duty.″

Trebek, who has lived in the United States since 1973, said he decided to become a citizen because he is married to an American and they have two American-born children.