Adriana Xenides spent 19 years spinning letters as co-host of the television game show Wheel of Fortune. She was a glamorous presence in a sexist industry, and when she died in 2010, at age 54, sections of the media duly represented her as two-dimensional: “She battled anorexia, suffered severe depression, attempted suicide and was an emotionally needy woman,” wrote one tabloid

Xenides Chanell Moso in a hero image for Xenides. Photo © Cameron...

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