Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, June 7, 2021


Welcome to Day #6 of Mayim Bialik’s hosting stint! Through 5 days, $98,752 was raised for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Golden Age Actresses) for Monday, June 7, 2021 (Season 37, Game 181):

In 2013 the Victoria & Albert Museum acquired her archives, including letters from Laurence Olivier & Tennessee Williams

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Verlinda Johnson Henning, a human resources consultant from Memphis, Tennessee
Verlinda Johnson Henning on Jeopardy!
Derek Allen, an accountant from Cassopolis, Michigan
Derek Allen on Jeopardy!
Julia Markham Cameron, an attorney from Brooklyn, New York (2-day total: $26,250)
Julia Markham Cameron on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Julia’s picked up a pair of victories thus far, averaging about $13,000 a win. Her chances of victory will go up, though, if she can keep the incorrect response numbers lower.


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Correct response: Who is Vivien Leigh?


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Vivien Leigh met Laurence Olivier in 1936 after he went to congratulate her after a London theatre performance of The Mask of Virtue, and they began an affair when they had been cast opposite each other in Fire Over England in 1937. They married in 1940. Around the same time, Leigh began experiencing mental breakdowns; had they occurred today, Leigh certainly would have been treated for bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, not much was known about bipolar disorder at the time, and Leigh’s illness was unable to be treated, ultimately harming her marriage to Olivier and her own career, as she had a reputation of being difficult to work with. She died of tuberculosis in 1967.

The catalogue of the Vivien Leigh Archive is available online at the website of the Victoria & Albert Museum.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Julia $17,400
Verlinda $15,000
Derek $11,000


Tonight’s results:
Derek $11,000 – $11,000 = $0 (Who is Olivia de Haviland?)
Verlinda $15,000 + $2,500 = $17,500 (Who Who is Vivien Leigh?) (1-day total: $17,500)
Julia $17,400 – $12,601 = $4,799 (Who is Jessica Tandy?)


Verlinda Johnson Henning, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 7, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Julia $6,600
Derek $5,000
Verlinda $4,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) LANDMARKS $800 (clue #16)
Derek 1600 +1600 (Julia 1800 Verlinda 4000)
2) -ISMS $1600 (clue #16)
Julia 9800 +4000 (Derek 7400 Verlinda 13000)
3) SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY $1200 (clue #27, $5600 left on board)
Julia 17400 -2000 (Derek 11000 Verlinda 15000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 129


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 192 (1.06 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Verlinda $15,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 0 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Julia $17,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Derek $10,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,200
Lach Trash: $9,200 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,600

Julia Markham Cameron, career statistics:
20 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000

Derek Allen, career statistics:
13 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200

Verlinda Johnson Henning, career statistics:
19 correct, 0 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,000

Verlinda Johnson Henning, to win:
2 games: 46.607%
3: 21.722%
4: 10.124%
5: 4.719%
6: 2.199%
Avg. streak: 1.873 games. #Jeopardy

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Thus far, $119,252 has been donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness through 6 games. $1,619,377 has been donated from all guest hosts.

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19 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, June 7, 2021"

  1. Should be easy for anyone over forty, unless you only know Leigh from “Gone With the Wind.” The Tennessee Williams part of the clue should make you think of “A Streetcar Name Desire.” In the 2011 film “My Week With Marilyn,” Olivier and Leigh appear together as minor characters.

  2. My first guess was Liz Taylor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), but then couldn’t think of anything she and Olivier did together. (Taylor also wasn’t British.)

    • Michael R | June 7, 2021 at 11:39 am |

      Actually, Elizabeth Taylor was British. Born in London (1932) to American parents. Her father was a prominent art dealer. They moved back to the USA in 1939.

  3. Slightly off topic, but for those who may be interested and missed it, the new season of The Chase began last night. ABC has moved it to Sunday night. Mark Labbett, the beast from from the original version of the show has joined Ken, Brad, James as one of the rotating chasers. It looks like it is going to be fun.

  4. Jessica Tandy was actually quite an intelligent guess, since she originated the role of Blanche DuBois on Broadway. But the clue strongly suggests that the actress in question was English, which Tandy was not. Of course you’d never guess that Leigh was English just from watching her portrayals of Scarlett O’Hara and Blanche DuBois.

  5. (Admin note: Comment against Site Comment Policy redacted.)

    • Wait. What? “Old enough?” Contestants have to have been alive during an era to know the answers? Contestants have to have modern taste in music if “old?”

      • Ronnie Gambardella | June 7, 2021 at 4:31 pm |

        I’m pretty good at Shakespeare and Ancient History categories and wasn’t alive during those days.

    • Laura H. Snyder | June 7, 2021 at 5:28 pm |

      I’m on a trivia team with Verlinda in Memphis. Trust me. She knows hip-hop. In fact, she knows pretty much any music genre like a music encyclopedia.

    • There are many people that like classic movies at any age. I am in my 30s and I knew that answer. Just because she is older doesn’t mean she wouldn’t know about hip hop either.

      Goodness, what an ageist comment.

    • John:

      The community has clearly told you what they think of your remarks.

      They are not welcomed here.

  6. Havilland was also a british actress in Gone with the wind alongside Vivian Leigh. Not a bad guess with that or Jessica Tandy. I’ve seen that film many times though. This could be about black and white films from the early years.

  7. “Julia’s picked up a pair of victories thus far, averaging about $13,000 a win. Her chances of victory will go up, though, if she can keep the incorrect response numbers lower.”

    Um, isn’t this usually the case every game for every player?

  8. So, along the lines of the Hoffman/Hoffman discussion last week, would “Who is Leigh?” have been an acceptable answer? Janet Leigh was an American actress and a little younger than Vivien Leigh, but with a career that started in the 1940s. The clue suggested it was a British actress, but the category did not specify, so I would guess that “Leigh” would not have been enough.

  9. John Little | June 7, 2021 at 9:23 pm |

    Considering the rules about spelling, I wonder if my answer to the final jeopardy question would have been accepted. not being sure about the spelling, I would have written: “Vivian Leah.”

    • That one might be trouble, because “Leah” as a name can be pronounced lee-uh… it’s not so much the spelling as it is potentially adding a second (and therefore incorrect) syllable.

  10. Bill Pressler | June 8, 2021 at 8:29 pm |

    I got the vibe that Mayim had not heard of Olivia de Havilland.

    I did enjoy the Warren Harding question! I’m fascinated by the man.

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