Actress and television personality best recognized as the hostess and puzzle-board turner on Wheel of Fortune. She began appearing on the show in 1982.
She appeared on several game shows, including The Price is Right.
She was awarded $403,000 after suing Samsung Electronics for featuring her likeness as a robot in an advertisement.
She married George San Pietro in 1990, and together they had two children before divorcing in 2002.
Merv Griffin created the TV show that she is most widely associated with, Wheel of Fortune.