Vanna White

Born Feb 18, 1957

Vanna White is an American television personality and film actress best known as the hostess of Wheel of Fortune since 1982.

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1957 Birth Born on February 18, 1957.


1980 23 Years Old White's first appearance in a game show was on the June 20, 1980 episode of The Price Is Right, in which she was among the first four contestants. … Read More
1982 25 Years Old 1 More Event
After Wheel of Fortune hostess Susan Stafford left in October 1982, White was selected as one of three substitute hostesses (along with Vicki McCarty and Summer Bartholomew) to co-host the show.
1983 26 Years Old Her popularity peaked after the syndicated version of Wheel of Fortune made its debut in September 1983.
1986 29 Years Old …  In 1986 Gibson was killed in a plane crash. … Read More


1987 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Her 1987 autobiography, Vanna Speaks!, was a best-seller.
1988 31 Years Old In 1988, she appeared in the NBC television film Goddess of Love, in which she played Venus; Betsy Palmer co-starred as Juno. … Read More
1990 33 Years Old White married restaurant owner George Santo Pietro in December 1990.
1991 34 Years Old To accommodate her wedding, White was absent from Wheel of Fortune for two weeks of episodes that aired in January 1991; Tricia Gist substituted for her.
1992 35 Years Old White first became pregnant in September 1992, and announced her pregnancy on an episode of Wheel of Fortune where "Vanna's pregnant" was the answer to a puzzle. … Read More
1993 36 Years Old In 1993, White sued the Samsung Electronics corporation over its use of a humorous ad featuring a robot turning letters on a game show, alleging a violation of her personality rights. … Read More
1994 37 Years Old White later had a son, Nicholas, born in 1994 and a daughter, Giovanna (Gigi), born in 1997, from her marriage to Santo Pietro. The couple divorced in November 2002.


2004 47 Years Old From 2004-06, she was engaged to businessman Michael Kaye, senior partner in a large leveraged buyout fund based in southern California. … Read More
2006 49 Years Old On April 20, 2006, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with Pat Sajak, Merv Griffin, and Alex Trebek as key witnesses.
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