Art Fleming

Art Fleming
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Art Fleming in August 1970
Born
Arthur Fleming Fazzin

(1924-05-01)May 1, 1924
DiedApril 25, 1995(1995-04-25) (aged 70)
OccupationTV presenter, game show host
Years active1949–1995
Known forOriginal host of Jeopardy!
Spouse(s)Rebecca Lynn (m. 1977)

Arthur Fleming Fazzin (May 1, 1924 – April 25, 1995) was an American actor and television host. He is most notable for being the original host of the television game show Jeopardy!,[1] which aired on NBC from 1964 until 1975.

Early life

Fleming was born in New York City.[2] His parents, William and Marie Fazzin, had immigrated to the United States from Austria. They were a popular dance team in Europe, who had brought their show to America. Their son Art was a varsity letterman football player at James Monroe High School in New York City,[3] standing 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m), weighing 220 pounds (100 kg). He later attended Colgate and Cornell universities,[4] starring on the football team, as well as water polo teams at both colleges. Fleming was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy for three and a half years as the pilot of a patrol bomber in the Atlantic.[4]

Other Languages
العربية: أرت فلمنج
español: Art Fleming
français: Art Fleming
Simple English: Art Fleming