A controller originally from Brooklyn, New York...

Joan Kantor

Season 1 player (1985-04-26).

Joan's ending score of -$5,100 is the lowest recorded in the J! Archive, when accounting for doubled dollar values. Postdoubled scores surpassing this record include Heather Chapman's -$6,200, Christy Gibson's -$6,400, Stephanie Hull's -$6,800, and Patrick Pearce's -$7,400. On page 33 of the first edition of his book, Jeopardy! writer Harry Eisenberg reported an early-season contestant who was permitted to appear on the show despite the misgivings of the contestant coordinators and ended Double Jeopardy! with -$3,400, which would be -$6,800 when adjusted for doubled dollar values. Joan recounted her minus situation record on an appearance on The Love Connection in 1989, but seems to have misremembered her record negative score as being -$5,400.

Joan appeared in the following archived game:
#165, aired 1985-04-26 Doug Miller vs. Joan Kantor vs. Mark Singer

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