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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 February 1957North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Birth NameVanna Marie Rosich
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Vanna White was born in Conway, South Carolina, not North Myrtle Beach as stated on the site. Her mother and stepfather, Herbert White raised her in North Myrtle Beach. This is shown on several other sites, including promotional sites from the cities of both Conway and North Myrtle Beach. I am 59 and had used White Realty which was run by her stepfather, Herbert White to rent beach houses all my life. Conway is inland from North Myrtle Beach by about 15 miles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Caterfour

Spouse (1)

George Santo Pietro (31 December 1990 - 15 May 2002) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Best known for turning the letters on the game show Wheel of Fortune (1983)

Trivia (19)

Former high school cheerleader.
Takes her computer with her "wherever she goes".
Gets her Christmas shopping done very early in the year (Spring/Summer).
Parents are Miguel Angel and Joan Marie Rosich.
Has two children: Niko Santo Pietro and Gigi Santo Pietro.
She used to list her occupation on Wheel of Fortune (1983) as "Letter Turner" (prior to the touch-sensitive game-board); now identifies herself as "TV Performer".
In 1992, she was recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as "Television's Most Frequent Clapper". Averaging 720 claps per episode, she puts her hands together more than 28,800 times per season.
On May 15, 2002, Vanna files for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court from restaurateur George Santo Pietro, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple separated in November. Vanna is seeking joint custody of their two children.
Vanna was immortalized in the song "Stuck in a Closet with Vanna White" by 'Weird Al' Yankovic on his album "Even Worse" (1988). They later had a scene together in Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994).
In 1987, disc jockey David Kolin, credited as Dr. Dave, released the 12-inch single "Vanna, Pick Me a Letter", a parody of the song "The Letter" about a contestant on the game show Wheel of Fortune (1983).
The Nintendo 64 video game "Paper Mario" features a minor character named Vanna T, who was likely named after Vanna White. She appears as the hostess for Chuck's Quismo's Quiz.
She was one of the first four contestants on an episode of The Price Is Right (1972) (1980). She did not get out of Contestant's Row.
Often described as the niece of actor Christopher George and Nick George, and thus also of Christopher's wife Lynda Day George. Vanna has said that, although Christopher was not a biological relation of hers, "my mother grew up with his family. Years later in L.A., he and his wife took me under their wing".
Her blood type is AB+ (coincidentally, the same as her Wheel of Fortune (1983) co-host, Pat Sajak).
She was raised by her mother, Joan White, and her stepfather, Herbert White.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 20, 2006.
The 5,000th episode of Wheel of Fortune (1983), with her and her co-host Pat Sajak, aired on February 28, 2009.
She has Puerto Rican, German and Italian ancestry.
Celebrity spokesperson for SpringAir mattresses since 1986.

Personal Quotes (3)

I enjoy getting dressed as a Barbie doll.
[on her job on Wheel of Fortune (1983)] It's not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters.
I smoked some pot with the two wilder girls and came home with such an intense case of the munchies that I ate an entire meatloaf.

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