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A female rocker from the 70s KILLED it on Jeopardy. UPDATE: She had a medical emergency during the show and…

Back in the 1970s, The Runaways became one of the first all-female rock bands to achieve any kind of mainstream attention.

Out front was Joan Jett, who went on to be one of the most influential and inspirational female rockers of all time. Guitarist Lita Ford continues to record and tour. Cherie Currie went into acting. Sadly, drummer Sandy West died of lung cancer in 2006.

Then there’s bass player Jackie Fox. After she left the band 1977, she went back to school–Harvard! And one of her first-year classmates was some guy named Barack Obama!–and is now an attorney.

Jackie has also done plenty of writing–novels, novelettes, short stories, articles for The Huffington Post–and speaks several languages, including Italian and French.

Oh, and she’s a pretty good game show contestant.

In 1980. she was on The Dating Game.

Reverting to her real name, Jackie Fuchs, she appeared The Game Show Network’s The Chase in 2011. Then she laned on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2013.

This week, she’s been killing it on Jeopardy, again under her real name. She did, however, promise producers that if she won three rounds, she would tell Alex Trebek something about her past.

How many rounds can Jackie win? Tune in tonight.

UPDATE:  Because she didn’t get a chance to eat, she experienced a serious hyperglycemic episode during her final appearance. It was so bad–her brain was “seeing one thing and my mouth was saying another.”

She managed to finish the show, but ended up making some bad mistakes and inane statements during the game.

SPOILER: Jackie lost her fifth game, but still walked away with $87,089. So close to being a five-time champion…

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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