55 Vintage Photos That Show A Different Side To The Past

Uncategorized | August 7, 2018

Before She was A Game Show Hostess, Vanna White Was a Game Show Contestant

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Before she became the hostess of the television game show, Wheel of Fortune , Vanna White was herself, a game show contestant. On June 20, 1980, White, a former pageant contestant, appeared on The Price is Right. White was one of the four contestants called to the podiums to bid on a price, but she did not make it on stage to continue playing. Just a few years later, White and two other young ladies were selected to be temporary hosts of Wheel of Fortune following Susan Stafford’s departure from the show. On December 13, 1982, White was awarded the position as game show hostess on a permanent basis, a job she has held for 36 years now. 

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Karen left the world of academic, quitting her job as a college professor to write full-time. She spends her days with her firefighter husband and four daughters on a hobby farm with an assortment of animals, including a goat named Atticus, a turkey named Gravy, and a chicken named Chickaletta.