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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced.
(Hollywood, California: Judd Rose) "Wheel of Fortune" hostess Vanna White's fame examined; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - consider basis of White's fame.] [WHITE - doesn't understand her instant celebrity.] [Johnny CARSON - notes she's referred to as "America's pet rock."] [WHITE - comments.] [Pat SAJAK - refers to "People" magazine] ["People" associate editor Scot HALLER - cites shelf life of routine celebrity now.] Tiny Tim, William "Refrigerator" Perry, Pia Zadora, Fawn Hall cited as exs. [Columnist Bob GREENE - notes country's preference for cartoon characters as stars.] Greene's satirical poll naming White most admired woman in United States recalled taken seriously by many, helping launch White's status. [SAJAK - notes media's role in feeding such fantasies.] [WHITE - comments.] [HALLER - comments.]
- Rose, Judd;
- Sullivan, Kathleen
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