Vanna's first foray into game shows was when she appeared as a contestant on the June 18, 1980 episode of The Price Is Right.
Two years later, in October 1982, White was hired as one of three substitute hostesses of Wheel of Fortune after hostess Susan Stafford left the show.
Her parents divorced when Vanna was an infant, and she was raised by her mother, Joan, and stepfather, Herbert White Jr., in North Myrtle Beach.
White returned to Hollywood with renewed resolve and earned a series of minor acting jobs in largely forgettable films, including the role of Mickey in , created by entertainment giant Merv Griffin.
The show met with tremendous success over the next several years, and by 1986 a syndicated evening version attracted 30 million viewers, twice as many as the No.
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