POLO – It was a bit of an ironic ending: A Lincoln question felled Illinois native and former Polo resident Joanna Kimmitt on her second game of “Jeopardy!”
Kimmitt, who won $9,999 on her first game, lost on Thursday’s episode when she missed the final “Jeopardy!” question: “Who is the only actor to win three best actor Oscars, his most recent portrayal being a U.S. president?
Her answer: Kevin Spacey.
The correct answer: Daniel Day Lewis, who won the golden statue in 2013 for “Lincoln.”
Her $7,500 wager dropped her score to $300.
Kimmitt, 38, the daughter of Daniel and Muriel Messer, lives in Long Beach California, where she is a librarian at California State University in Dominguez Hills. The show was taped in August.
She took the loss in stride.
“All of the people on ‘Jeopardy!’ could all win at any point. It is the luck of the draw.”