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Also Known As: Vanna Marie Rosich Died:
Born: February 18, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Conway, South Carolina, USA Profession: TV hostess, model, actor

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Every now and then a celebrity appears upon the American show business scene analysis knows not of. It is more often than not a woman whose notoriety, publicity or appearance seems inexplicably to grasp public imagination and go click. What results is a faddish fascination with a person as product, pop phenomenon, fast food sensation, human hula hoop. Vanna White is such a person.

Every now and then a celebrity appears upon the American show business scene analysis knows not of. It is more often than not a woman whose notoriety, publicity or appearance seems inexplicably to grasp public imagination and go click. What results is a faddish fascination with a person as product, pop phenomenon, fast food sensation, human hula hoop. Vanna White is such a person.

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CAST: (feature film)

3.
 Double Dragon (1994) Herself
4.
 Gypsy Angels (1994) Mickey
5.
 Goddess of Love, The (1988) Venus
6.
 Meet the Munceys (1988) Herself
7.
 Graduation Day (1981)
8.
 Looker (1981) Reston Girl
9.
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Milestones close milestones

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Parents divorced before her first birthday; father moved to New York, mother to Miami; White was raised by grandparents
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Appeared as a contestant on the TV game show, "The Price Is Right"; did not make it out of contestant's row
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Signed with Atlanta Models and Talents and appeared in an industrial film, local commercials, print and catalog work
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Became a model in national advertising by 1978
1978:
Came in fourth runner-up in Miss Georgia Universe Beauty Pageant (date approximate)
1980:
Moved to Los Angeles
1981:
Made feature debut in "Looker"; also appeared in "Graduation Day" and "The Burning"
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Appeared on TV game show "Pot of Gold"
1982:
Acted as hostess and letter turner on TV game show, "Wheel of Fortune"
1988:
First starring role in a TV movie, "Goddess of Love"
1990:
Appeared as herself on "L.A. Law"
1991:
Signed a five-year contract as spokesmodel for Chicago's Spring Air Mattress company
1991:
Placed third in a "TV Guide" poll of the most beautiful women on TV; placed first in the "most attractive figure" category
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Education

Atlanta School of Fashion: -

Notes

Named after mother's middle name "Marie" and grandmother's godchild "Vana" (extra "n" added by White's mother).

Expecting birth of second child in July 1997

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companion:
Gordy Watson. 15 years White's senior; relationship lasted four years.
companion:
John Gibson. Actor, Chippendale dancer. Appeared on "The Young and the Restless"; died in a plane crash in 1986.
husband:
George Santo Pietro. Restaurateur. Born c. 1946; married December 31, 1990; first met c. 1983 at a friend's house; has grown son who worked in production on TV's "Northern Exposure"; separated in 2001; officially divorced in June 2002.
companion:
Michael Kaye. Businessman. Engaged July 8, 2004.
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son:
Nicholas Santo Pietro. Born on June 10, 1994.
daughter:
Giovanna Santo Pietro. Born on July 1, 1997.

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