from Lomita, California...

Karen Muranaka

Season 3 1-time champion: $8,600.
Trebek pilot 1 player.

Karen was introduced without an occupation in her pilot 1 show, but her interview in that show revealed that she was a homemaker.

Karen later returned as a Season 3 contestant without remark.

Karen won a total of $6,825 over 5 games (including $5,675 in 4 wins) as a contestant on the 1978 revival of the Art Fleming-hosted Jeopardy! as "a library assistant from Harbor City, California". She was defeated in her fifth game by Brian Aronson, who went on to play on the Trebek-hosted version in show #897, aired 1988-06-28.

Karen appeared in the following archived game:
Trebek pilot #1, taped 1983-09-18 Karen Muranaka vs. Jack Campion vs. Cynthia Grove Trebek pilot 1. Unaired. "Personal computer" set with pull-card game...
Karen would later appear on Jeopardy! as Karen Muranaka in the following 2 archived games:
#492, aired 1986-10-28 Karen Muranaka vs. Gail Scheer vs. Bob Von Bargen Game entered from audiorecording. Missing prizes.
#491, aired 1986-10-27 Lucy Sweeney vs. Michael Hesse vs. Karen Muranaka Game entered from audiorecording. Missing prizes.

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