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Lynda Carter of 'Wonder Woman' Fame Remembers Late Costar Lyle Waggoner in Sweet Tribute

Junie Sihlangu
Mar 18, 2020
07:18 A.M.
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Veteran actor Lyle Waggoner sadly passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning at the age of 84. His former “Wonder Woman” co-star, Lynda Carter, reacted to the news by taking to social media with a heartfelt tribute.

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Hollywood lost another veteran actor this week when Waggoner died after a brief illness at his home in Westlake Village, California. According to his agent, Robert Malcolm, the star passed away from complications of cancer.

Waggoner was surrounded by his wife, Sharon Kennedy, and two sons, Beau and Jason when he died. Carter was one of the stars who honored the late star after hearing the news.

On the left: (clockwise from the bottom): Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner from "The Carol Burnett Show" in 1967. On the right: the 1977 cast Tim Conway, Lawrence, Korman, and Burnett | Photo: Wikipedia/CBS Television

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Carter pays tribute to Waggoner

On Instagram, the former “Wonder Woman” actress shared a throwback photo of herself in character with Waggoner by her side. Carter played the superhero for the three-season of the series from 1975 to 1979.

Waggoner starred alongside her as who Colonel Steve Trevor. The actress captioned the post noting how “memorable” the late actor was as her co-star.

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Co-star recalls his kindness

She also stated that she’d regarded him as a friend who showed her “kindness” when she was just starting out in her career. Carter revealed that the last time she spoke to Waggoner was in 2018.

Now that he was gone, the actress felt happy that they’d gotten a “chance to catch up.” She shared how they’d opened up about how lucky they both were to “be surrounded by such wonderful family and friends.”

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Lynda will miss Lyle

Carter ended her post speaking directly to her former co-star letting him know he would be missed. Waggoner actually first starred on “The Carol Burnett Show” for seven seasons before “Wonder Woman.”

Some of Waggoner’s work

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He also got to host the quiz show, “It's Your Bet,” in the 1970s. In 1999, Waggoner appeared as himself on an episode of “That '70s Show.”

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Other acting credits

Throughout the '60s and '70s, the actor also appeared in other well-known TV shows including “Gunsmoke” and “Charlie's Angels.” He also featured on “Playgirl” magazine as its first-ever male centerfold.  

Lyle was also a businessman

Besides acting, the star was also a businessman who, in 1979, started Star Waggons. The company was responsible for renting out motor homes for actors, makeup departments, and more.

The motor homes were used on film and TV sets.

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