Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (April 3 1958 - ), an actor from Amityville, New York, was a celebrity contestant during the 2nd Celebrity week on the U.S. version of the show on November 12, 2000. He walked away with $250,000 for the Performing Animals Welfare Society (PAWS).
Who is the only U.S. president who has won a Pulitzer Prize?
• A: Theodore Roosevelt
• B: John F. Kennedy
• C: Woodrow Wilson
• D: Jimmy Carter
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
The remains of Cleopatra's palace were discovered in the late 1990s off the coast of what Egyptian city? 'Phone a Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Alexandria
• B: Cairo
• C: Port Said
• D: Suez
Alec did not know, so he decided to phone his wife Kim Basinger, who failed to give an answer within the alloted time. He then used his 50:50, eliminating C and D. Gambling $93,000, he said Alexandria as his final answer, and won $250,000
$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Leonardo da Vinci wrote his famous notebooks mainly using what unusual method?
• A: Upside-down writing
• B: Numeric code
• C: Pictography
• D: Mirror writing
Alec decided to walk away with his $250,000, and would guess Pictography if given a chance. The correct answer was D: Mirror writing
According to the re-aired episode with pop-ups, during his $250,000 question, his wife and phone a friend Kim Basinger finally said the correct answer (Alexandria) 15 seconds after she was cut off. However, she remained on the line, trying to send him the answer via "mental telephaty." She was told Alec did go with Alexandria and won $250,000, and went ecstatic.
He also started dancing after he got the $250,000 question right.