You won’t believe this Alex Trebek story.
In Oct. 2016, Trebek droppd by the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C. and took questions from a crowd of 25 gathered in the lobby. The TikTok version of this video blew up, generating more than 3.6 million views.
“I was actually hoping you could settle a bit of familial lore,” asked Amanda Klaman. “My father said that you lived in the basement of his aunt’s house in Ottawa when you were quite young.”
Trebek interjected, “And I dated her daughter, Norma Klaman.”
The crowd was audibly and visibly enthusiastic as Trebek continued to reminisce.
“It was a lovely Jewish family, and Norma was a beautiful young lady. We were dating and we were serious for quite a while,” Trebek continued. He later went to visit Norma in Connecticut. “I visited her there, and she got married, and passed away at a young age, unfortunately,”
“I think it’s touched a chord with some people,” Klaman told the Star. “It’s brought joy, which makes me really happy… I certainly didn’t think that he was that close to the family. That was shocking.”