A Spanish teacher from Hayward, California...
In the months before her 1991 Jeopardy! appearance, Leslie complained that her memory was becoming poor. Five wins later, she decided that maybe it wasn't so bad after all. A Spanish instructor for the past 25 years, she graduated summa cum laude from CSU Hayward, and received her master's at UC Berkeley. Outgoing, bubbly, fast and intense, this Hayward, California resident isn't content to rely solely on advice from several past Jeopardy! champs whom she's met on the internet. She also has "several friends who have promised to light candles for me."
"A Jeopardy! champion in 1991, she's now a Spanish teacher listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers? From Hayward, California..."
|Leslie appeared in the following 2 archived games:|
|#4084, aired 2002-05-09||Brad Rutter vs. Leslie Frates vs. India Cooper||2002 Million Dollar Masters semifinal game 2.|
|#4080, aired 2002-05-03||Chuck Forrest vs. Leslie Frates vs. Eric Newhouse||2002 Million Dollar Masters quarterfinal game 3.|
|#2130, aired 1993-12-03||Frank Spangenberg vs. Tom Nosek vs. Leslie Frates||1993 10th Anniversary Tournament final game 2.|
|#2129, aired 1993-12-02||Frank Spangenberg vs. Tom Nosek vs. Leslie Frates||1993 10th Anniversary Tournament final game 1.|
|#2126, aired 1993-11-29||Leslie Frates vs. Roy Holliday vs. Steve Rogitz||1993 10th Anniversary Tournament semifinal game 1.|
|#4708, aired 2005-02-09||Leslie Frates vs. Michael Galvin vs. Eric Terzuolo||2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 1.|