Vanna White
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Vanna White
Vanna White is an American television personality and film actress best known as the hostess of Wheel of Fortune since 1982.
Biography
Vanna White's personal information overview.
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Wanna Write a Book in 2016? Four Words: Pick Up Your Phone!
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's January, which means it's that time of year: time to make some new year's resolutions. For many, those resolutions include eating less and exercising more. But for a few of you wordsmiths and artistic types, it includes something more: writing a book. I made that resolution several years in a row. But life, well, kept getting in the way. I was too busy, I told myself, to polish off the book or two (or three!) I had dreamed about writing since college. My workload was too heavy, I lamented. I needed to be in the right frame of mind. But then, guess what? A couple of years ago, I resolved on New Year's Eve to write a book. To reallllly write that darned book. And guess what? I did it! In *under* a year. I wrote a long book. More than 300 pages. A book that got published by a major publisher (HarperCollins!). A book that's garnered some good reviews. And I wrote that book while working full-time at a pretty darn demanding job and raising four small children, one of whom I was still ...
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Gabriel Lerner: Semana Latina: How Far Have Judeo-Latino Relations Progressed?
The Huffington Post - USA - almost 5 years
Years ago, I was invited to a debate in Los Angeles about relations between Jews and Latinos. At the time, I lashed out at some of the participants who were idealizing the relationship between the two groups. For many, I said, the only time they talk to a Latino is when they're asking someone to mow their backyards, watch over their children, or clean their dirty clothes. More than a decade later, the situation has improved. There seems to be a new - or additional - level of communication and understanding between both communities, fueled by a series of common initiatives. For me, as a Jewish Latino, it mattered. A recent survey by Latino Decisions shows that "positive views in the Latino community about Jews on a wide range of issues tend to correlate with frequency of personal contacts, and levels of education, income and acculturation." The study examined "the extent to which Latinos subscribe to both positive and negative stereotypes about the Jewish communi ...
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Video: Pat Sajak's confession about early "Wheel" drinking with Vanna White
Denver Post - about 5 years
The "Wheel of Fortune" host admits to being drunk during tapings of the show in its early years. Get the details.
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Pat Sajak: Vanna White and I did 'Wheel' drunk
AZCentral - Arizona's Home Page - about 5 years
The "Wheel of Fortune" wasn't the only thing spinning for <a class="fplink fp-213527" href="/pat+sajak+1">Pat Sajak</a> and <a class="fplink fp-275467" href="/vanna+white+1">Vanna White</a> back in the day.
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Table talk: Latham United Methodist to host innovative LifeTree Cafe - The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
David Thompson of Latham United Methodist Church, 109 Weatherly Road, talks way more than Vanna White ever did. But, like the perfectly coifed letter-turner on &quot;Wheel of Fortune,&quot; you can&#39;t keep your eyes off him because you&#39;re wondering what on earth
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DAVE'S PEOPLE: Laughing at oneself is the key - Times-Standard
Google News - over 5 years
“In my dreams, I couldn&#39;t even buy a vowel from Vanna White.” Humor is an individual gift of the soul. And often, we are tempted to share our laughter with someone else. That&#39;s problematic. First, you&#39;ve taken the story out of context, as in, “Gosh,
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GAEDE: High-end restaurant adds to Brea Blvd. - OCRegister
Google News - over 5 years
It was such fun having &quot;Wheel of Fortune&#39;s&quot; Vanna White and the Maxwell Coffee team at The Gary Center last week. Executive director of The Gary Center Martha Lester was thrilled with all the work they did and was grateful to the city of La Habra for
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Out to Launch - Mediapost.com
Google News - over 5 years
The mighty have fallen -- and by mighty, I mean Pat Sajak and Vanna White in an ad for &quot;Wheel of Fortune&quot; lottery tickets. Pat trades his suit for a convenience store uniform -- while Vanna and her evening gown remain dutifully by his side
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Vanna White to appear at Beaufort Shrimp Festival - TheDigitel
Google News - over 5 years
Main Street Beaufort is happy to announce that the 17th Annual Shrimp Festival will be attended by Vanna White. Vanna will be at the Shrimp Festival on Saturday October 1st from 2 to 4 signing autographs and promoting the Wheel of Fortune SC
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Soho's Stone Fox Bride Will Offer Nontraditional Gowns, Astrologists - Racked NY
Google News - over 5 years
Founder Molly Guy tells WWD that all of her cool, foxy friends ended up &quot;looking like Vanna White&quot; on their wedding days, so she set forth to create an entirely new world of bridal wear. She&#39;ll partly achieve this by decorating her shop with felt
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Pat Sajak and Vanna White Get Unlucky in New Lottery Ad - Adweek
Google News - over 5 years
This new commercial for Wheel of Fortune-themed lottery tickets, now rolling out in a couple dozen markets nationwide (below is the Georgia Lottery&#39;s version), stars the affable Pat Sajak and his letter-flipping on-screen companion Vanna White
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TV's Vanna White poses, volunteers in La Habra - OCRegister
Google News - over 5 years
Vanna White pulled off a blue cloth from a poster revealing the amount raised for charity so far – $87500. Vanna White, co-host of &quot;Wheel of Fortune,&quot; waves to volunteers who gathered at The Gary Center in La Habra to lend support to Rebuilding
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Wheel deal for Lottery - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
By Inside Track Letter-turning temptress Vanna White of “Wheel of Fortune” fame took a spin through Boston&#39;s radio stations yesterday morning to flog the Mass. State Lottery&#39;s new “Wheel of Fortune” $5 instant ticket. Pat Sajak&#39;s sexy sidekick,
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Human Twitter: High Tech Meets Low Tech at the X-Games - Marketing Pilgrim
Google News - over 5 years
Think you could find a way to secretly work in a marketing message without ESPN realizing it? Then again, this whole Human Twitter board is only one distracted letter-turner away from an embarrassing message. Where&#39;s Vanna White when you need her
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Ice cream social to benefit Smyrna library coming up - Utica Observer Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
Pat did the same Vanna White afghan that I have been working on only she followed the directions for one row grannies. Jean Gillette was working on pot holders and Pam was making sugar and cream potholders and also finished a baby hat in peach colored
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What Kim Kardashian and Vanna White Have in Common - BNET (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Kardashian&#39;s “right of publicity” springs in part from the hard work of Wheel of Fortune&#39;s Vanna White, and actors George Wendt and John Ratzenberger who played Norm and Cliff on Cheers. They all won rulings from federal appeals courts that said actors
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Jacksonville woman spins and wins on Wheel of Fortune - Florida Times-Union
Google News - over 5 years
By Dan Scanlan A Jacksonville woman who says her first &quot;What I want to be when I grow up&quot; essay as a child was to be Vanna White won $78785 in cash and prizes on the Wheel of Fortune. LaNieta Carter&#39;s win was on the syndicated show that aired Thursday
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vanna White
    FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 49
    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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  • 2004
    Age 47
    From 2004-06, she was engaged to businessman Michael Kaye, senior partner in a large leveraged buyout fund based in southern California.
    More Details Hide Details The two never wed. White is a crochet and knitting enthusiast and has a line of yarns called "Vanna's Choice" through Lion Brand Yarns.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 1993
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The lower court decision in Samsung's favor was reversed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Ninth Circuit denied a rehearing; Justice Kozinski issued a colorful dissent. The U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari. White ultimately was awarded $403,000 in damages.
  • 1992
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She miscarried shortly after the episode's taping.
  • 1991
    Age 34
    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.
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  • 1990
    Age 33
    White married restaurant owner George Santo Pietro in December 1990.
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  • 1988
    Age 31
    In 1988, she appeared in the NBC television film Goddess of Love, in which she played Venus; Betsy Palmer co-starred as Juno.
    More Details Hide Details The film was panned universally by critics, with TV Guide joking that White's acting was "wheely" bad. Film historian Leonard Maltin added that the picture was " bottom-of-the-barrel yet, on its own terms, a must-see". She has made cameo appearances on television shows such as L.A. Law, 227, Super Mario Bros. Super Show, Simon and Simon, The King of Queens, and Full House; and in films such as Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult. She appeared as "Doris" in the low-budget B movie Graduation Day in 1981. She guest-starred on Married With Children; in a gender-bending parody of the film Indecent Proposal, White had the Robert Redford role, while Al Bundy had that of Demi Moore. She served as guest timekeeper for WrestleMania IV. In 1992, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized White as "television's most frequent clapper". In 1996, she was the main narrator and singer in the CD release of Leslie Bricusse's "Santa's Last Ride".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 30
    Also in 1987, she was featured in a Playboy pictorial, showing photos taken of her by her boyfriend (before her career on Wheel of Fortune) wearing see-through lingerie.
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    Her 1987 autobiography, Vanna Speaks!, was a best-seller.
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  • 1986
    Age 29
    In 1986 Gibson was killed in a plane crash.
    More Details Hide Details During White's absence to mourn his death, former hostess Susan Stafford reappeared on Wheel of Fortune for a week of episodes.
  • 1983
    Age 26
    Her popularity peaked after the syndicated version of Wheel of Fortune made its debut in September 1983.
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  • 1982
    Age 25
    On December 13, 1982, White became the regular hostess.
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    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.
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  • 1980
    Age 23
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She did not make it onstage, but the clip of her running to Contestants' Row was rebroadcast as part of The Price Is Right 25th Anniversary Special in August 1996 and also was featured on the special broadcast Game Show Moments Gone Bananas.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Age 0
    Born on February 18, 1957.
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