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Vanna White recently took the reigns of "Wheel of Fortune" on behalf of the recovering Pat Sajak. It has been over three decades since White landed her job on the show and her time co-hosting has been nothing short of amazing. But there's more to it, and there is certainly more to Vanna than you think.
Although she seems to have a great life, the entertainer has faced ups and downs in her life as well. Here's a look at some of her best and worst times. White is a letter-turner and co-host of the show, alongside Patrick Sajak. She's been on "Wheel of Fortune" since December 1982.
WHITE'S FATHER DISAPPEARS FROM HER LIFE
White was born in South Carolina to Miguel Angel and Joan Marie Rosich. After she was born, her biological father vanished and she grew up using her mother's maiden name. After her mom got married to Herbert White, she adopted his last name. He raised her as his own. Herbert became an accomplished real estate broker and owner of White's Realty.
When she moved to Hollywood to pursue her career of choice, White's mother died from cancer. Although it was painful for her, she found the strength to succeed. She also decided, as many people do, to not ask her stepfather for rent and tried making her way on her own.
WALK OF FAME
On April 20, 2006, White was honored with her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In attendance of this day as key witnesses were the show's host, Pat Sajak, "Wheel of Fortune" creator Merv Griffin, and Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek. On May 10, 2019, Vanna filmed her 7,000th episode of "Wheel of Fortune."
It's amazing that despite all the hardships, Vanna is still working and smiling. Let us know which part of her life was the most surprising. If you liked this article, share it with your friends who love her. See you next time!