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Fans Celebrate Diana Ross' 78th Birthday After 'Jeopardy!' Snub

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By Kristin Myers on March 26, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

Singer Diana Ross is officially 78 years old today!

The singer and actress first rose to fame as the lead singer of The Supremes in the 1960s, which became one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.

The Detroit-born star is turning 78 today, but last Sunday, not one but two “Jeopardy!” contestants thought that she was 95 years old!

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Sorry, But Diana Ross Isn't 95 Years Old Just Yet!

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Although she didn't call them out on Twitter, the accomplished singer was probably not too happy to hear that two “Jeopardy!” contestants thought that she was over 90 years old!

The Final Jeopardy! category on Monday was “Singers.” The clue read: “In 2021 at age 95, this singer achieved a Guinness World Record for the oldest person to release an album of new material.”

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Only Margaret provided a correct answer of “Who is Tony Bennett?”. Last year, Tony Bennett released “Love for Sale” in collaboration with Lady Gaga, which earned him the Guinness World Record. Unfortunately, Finn and Karen both wrote down Diana Ross.

The outrage on Twitter came fast and strong about people who were embarrassed for their gaff.

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One fan joked, “Last week, a Jeopardy contestant thought Aretha Franklin was in the Supremes. Tonight, two out of three contestants thought Diana Ross was the answer to: In 2021, what 95 year old singer released an album of new material? These are surely signs of the apocalypse.”

‘Jeopardy!’ Contestants Send Diana Ross Their 'Deepest Apologies'

Both “Jeopardy!” contestants took to Twitter to apologize to the former Supremes founder, who released a new album last year called “Thank You.” She also won a Guinness World Records title in 1993 for “Most Successful Female Singer of All Time.” However, she will be is not 95 and will actually be celebrating her 78th birthday tomorrow, March 26!

Karen tweeted, “I didn’t really think you were the answer, but was running out of time and had to put something! 😬😭.”

Finn also commented on the post to say, “Me too! I knew she was not nearly that old but better to write something than nothing. Just glad we’re in this together hahahaha.”

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“At least y’all didn’t default to @DollyParton like I did playing along at home,” one fan pointed out.

“It was a fun episode to watch,” another fan wrote. “A close game & some pretty tough categories too in the previous rounds. Everyone did very well.”

Another fan pointed out that Ken’s “you’re seventy-five years younger than Tony Bennet” line was pretty funny.

However, by Saturday, the gaff seemed to have been mostly forgotten as fans showered Diana Ross with birthday wishes!

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Fans Take To Twitter To Wish Diana Ross A Happy Birthday!

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