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Wheel of Fortune
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How long has Vanna White been on Wheel of Fortune?

It will be 31 years (including both forms of the show) on December 13, 2013.

Vanna White started her Wheel of Fortune career on the daytime version of the show on December 13, 1982, and continued until the show's cancellation on September 20, 1991. Pat Sajak started before Vanna White ( December 28, 1981) and left for a new job as a late night talk-show host in January 1989.

Vanna began her career on the syndicated nighttime Wheel of Fortune with the first show of the series on September 19, 1983. Both Sajak and White are original cast members and have been on every episode of the nighttime Wheel of Fortune show's roughly 5,000 episodes since it's premiere on September 19, 1983.

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What hometown is Vanna White from?

Vanna White was born in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Abraham Lincoln
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How tall is Tad Hilgenbrink?

I'm not sure, but I think he's about 5'8 (173 cm) to 5'9 (175 cm).

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How many days does Vanna White work per year?

365 days a year. She always has to work no matter what she is doing. It is not a 9 to 5 job that you go to the workplace and complete. Just for an example a dozen years ago when the were filming Wheel of Fortune in Hawaii and while on break from the taping of the show Vanna White wore a Bikini at a beach one day. A picture of her was taken and people made a big deal out of it. Do you feel that taping the show is her whole job, it's probably the least time consuming part of what she or any other TV celebrity has to do to maintain there career. However you may just wonder how much time is spent taping the episodes of the show. Wheel of Fortune Tapes 5 episodes a day for one week then takes three weeks off. It takes about 8 weeks of taping to complete the season of 200 shows and that would be 40 days spent taping the show a year or TV season. The 27th season is set to begin on September 14 2009 and I would imagine that Vanna White has been off from the portion of her job that consists of taping episodes of Wheel of Fortune and will be off until the end of the summer.

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What is Kyle Richard's net worth?

She's worth $20 million.

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Does Vanna white still do jeopardy?

Vanna White plays on Wheel of Fortune...not Jeopardy,hon.

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Who is Jay Manuel Married to?

miss j

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Was Vanna White fired?

No, she was not fired.

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How many episodes per year does Vanna White perform?

Both Pat Sajak and Vanna White perform in about 200 episodes a TV viewing season for new shows and take the summer months off

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Jeopardy
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Who was the host of Jeopardy before Alex Trebek?

Art Fleming was the host of the original Jeopardy gameshow that ran from 1964 - 1975 during the day. Due to flagging ratings because of its poor daytime time slot, the show was taken off the air after the 1975 season. In 1978, it was resurrected as The All-New Jeopardy again with Art Fleming as its host and again airing during the day. It only lasted one season. The first Jeopardy with Alex Trebek as host was aired on September 10, 1984 in its present evening time slot.

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How old is Vanna White and is she married?

Vanna White is 53 years old and was born on February 18 1957. She has not remarried after her divorce from husband George Santo Pietro in 2002. The related link has more information, Photos and interesting Video clips and is titled Vanna White Famous Why

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When did Pat and Vanna Sajak get Married?

They never did and Vanna's last name is not Sajak. Pat Sajak and Vanna White are not married to each other and Vanna White was divorced in 2002 from George Santo Pietro. Pat Sajak has been married (m. 31-Dec-1989) to Lesly Brown Sajak. His first was Sherrill (m. 1979, div. 1986).

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Shoes
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What size shoe does Vanna White wear?

7

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The Price is Right
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Did bob barker ever miss a putt on the price is right?

Yes, several times. But probably made more holes than misses over his PIR career.

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Is cat deeley married?

Cat Deeley is married to Patrick Kielty.

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Wheel of Fortune
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Is Pat Sajak married?

Don’t know

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How much are Ant and Dec worth?

They are worth around £62m each

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How old is Betty Liu from bloomberg?

37

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Is Richard Dawson dead?

No, Richard Dawson is still alive.

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Paradox and Antithesis
Probability
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Why is the Monty Hall paradox true?

The Monty Hall paradox is true because it is actually not a paradox, it is a case of misdirection and/or misunderstanding that probabilities do not change just because you open a door.

Restating the problem:

You are in a game show with Monty Hall. You have three doors to choose from. Behind one door, there is a car. Behind the other two doors, there are goats. You choose a door. Just then, Monty spices things up by opening one of the other doors, to reveal a goat. He then give you an opportunity to change your mind and pick the third door. Is it in your best interest to stay with your original choice, or to change to the third door?

The answer is that you should change your mind. The odds of getting a car will double if you do that.

The misunderstanding is in not realizing that the probability distribution did not change just because Monty opened that door. One could, erroneously, think that "now, we have a 50-50 chance, and it does not matter if you change your mind". Wrong.

Look at the original problem. There is a 1 in 3 chance that the car is behind any of the three doors, and there is a 2 in 3 chance that the goat is behind any of the three doors.

Expand your thinking a bit... There are three sets of two doors; door AB, door AC, and door BC. The probability that the car is behind one of those three sets of two doors is 2 in 3. If you do not understand that, stop, and think again. Don't go forward until you agree.

Now. You picked a door. The probability that you picked the car is 1 in 3, and the probability that you picked a goat is 2 in 3. More importantly, if the probability that the car is behind your door is 1 in 3, then the probability that it is behind one of the other two doors must be 2 in 3. Again, make sure you understand this before proceeding.

Now. Monty opened one of the other two doors, revealing a goat. Quick; what is the probability that the car is behind your original door? It is 1 in 3. That did not change. Since the sum of the probabilities must be 1, then there is still a probability of 2 in 3 that the car is behind one of the other two doors.

But you know that one of the other two doors has a goat. Right? Your door is still 1 in 3. Therefore, the probability that the car is behind the third door is 2 in 3. Your odds of getting the car doubled from 1 in 3 to 2 in 3 by changing your mind.

Comment: Those probabilities only apply when Monty deliberately reveals a goat. So, hehas to knowwhat's behind the doors.

If he just opened a doorat random,then the 2 remaining doors would indeed

leave you with a 50-50 choice.

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Wheel of Fortune
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What are Vanna White and Pat Sajak's salaries?

In a recent Sony Press announcement Pat Sajak and Vanna White extended the contract with Sony pictures until the year 2014. They did not make the salary arrangements public at that time nor have they since Sony pictures began signing contracts with Pat Sajak and Vanna White. Estimates of $5 to 10 million a season have been made, but their salaries are private and the estimates are unconfirmed. Wheel of Fortune has been the number 1 syndicated show since it began in 1983 and announced that they have given away over $190 million just in prizes. They do not announce what they pay there hosts, however.

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Did Vanna White ever do drugs?

Yes, in her autobiography ''Vanna Speaks'', Vanna writes about her drug use:

(1) "In 1974, my junior year of high school, I was student council vice president and a member of the Honor Society. I was a cheerleader and had once again come in runner up in the Miss North Myrtle Beach High School pagent. That summer I'd also been in the Sun Fun pageant but hadn't won that one either. I lost interest in Cary and fell in love with Jimmy Riddle, smoked pot for the first time and made my dramatic debut in our class production of ''A Portrait of Jenny''.

(2) "I made friends with my roommates. One was a very demure southern girl while the other two were rather wild. I smoked some pot with the two wilder girls and came home with an intense case of the munchies that I ate an entire meatloaf."

(3) "Casey [Ortez] and I were from similar backgrounds and shared a common goal: to make it in show business. He'd been a football hero in his hometown of Dallas and he wanted to work as an actor and a stuntman.

I liked him right away, and we dated very steadily. Casey always liked challenges. He would drive fast and was quite a daredevil. This recklessness also included us drinking and occasionally smoking pot and doing cocaine."

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Insurance
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What brand of insurance does Alex Trebek advertise?

Colonial Penn

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Jeopardy
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Does Alex Trebek have a ponytail?

No, Alex Trebek's hair is not long enough for a ponytail.

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Is Carson Daly married?

No, Carson Daly is not married.

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