"I remember my parents telling me, at the age of 10, 'You can do anything you want,'" White, 49, told the crowed gathered Thursday, Zap2it.com reported.
"Wheel of Fortune" creator Merv Griffin called White "America's Sweetheart."
She was flanked by her father, Griffin, "Wheel" host Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek of "Jeopardy!" during the unveiling.
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