In case you were wondering about the dearth of Oz-themed Jeopardy! clues lately, the show's in summer reruns right now. Nothing new until some time next month. (They usually start on Labor Day.) So to tide us over, my page-a-day Jeopardy! calendar has a category this week called Surrender, Dorothy. No, it's not really Oz related, as all of the correct responses are all famous people named Dorothy, but it's still fun. Here are the clues and their responses:
For $400: "The only thing I didn't like about The Barretts of Wimpole Street was the play," said this Algonquin wit. (Who is Dorothy Parker?)
For $1200: She appeared with her sister Lillian in the 1912 film The New York Hat. (Who is Dorothy Gish?)
For $2000: After appearing in a 1937 Marx Brothers film, she went on to become the first African-American nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for Carmen Jones. (Who is Dorothy Dandridge?)
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