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Diana Ross' Age Continues to Stump Jeopardy! Contestants

Another contestant mistook the singer for a nonagenarian this week.
  • Diana Ross (Photo: Roth Stock/Everett Collection)
    Diana Ross (Photo: Roth Stock/Everett Collection)

    On Tuesday night's episode of Jeopardy!, contestants once again thought 78-year-old Diana Ross was in her 90s — a mistake that was also made back in March.

    Contestants were faced with an opening round category of "A Number Between 1 and 100," with the clue being, "Your standard phonograph record until the 1950s, or the age Diana Ross turned in 2022."

    When Jake Marvin incorrectly guessed 90, it set the singer's fanbase aflame on Twitter. As fans were quick to point out, in March, two contestants separately guessed that Diana Ross was 95-years-old.

    "And AGAIN they think Diana Ross is 90!" Tweeted one fan, as another wrote, "Future Jeopardy contestants should learn one thing & one thing only: Diana Ross's actual age."

    But aging up Diana Ross wasn't Marvin's only mistake: the clue happened to be a Daily Double, and he wagered all his winnings on the question. Ultimately, he finished the game with just $1.

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    Deena ElGenaidi's writing has been featured in Nylon, MTV News, Insider, The AV Club, and more. You can follow her on Twitter @deenaelg.

    TOPICS: Jeopardy!, Diana Ross, Game Shows