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Lyle Waggoner Biography – Lyle Waggoner Wiki
Lyle Waggoner born Lyle Wesley Waggoner was an American actor and sculptor. He was best known for his work on “The Carol Burnett Show” from 1967 to 1974, and for his role as Steve Trevor on “Wonder Woman” from 1975 to 1979.
Lyle Wesley Waggoner was born in Kansas City, Kan., on April 13, 1935. He was a wrestler and a high jumper at Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Missouri. He briefly attended Washington University in St. Louis before enlisting in the U.S. Army and serving as a radio operator. After serving in the Army, he held a variety of odd jobs before starting his acting career.
Waggoner got his first screen role in the Western “Gunsmoke” in 1966. He made guest appearances in shows such as “Lost in Space,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.” and “The ABC Comedy Hour” before landing in the cast of “The Carol Burnett Show,” along with Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, and Vicki Lawrence. He later landed the role of Steve Trevor on the “Wonder Woman” television series starring Lynda Carter.
He made special appearances on a number of hit shows such as Happy Days, Fantasy Island, Charlie’s Angels, and Mork and Mindy. In 1990, he portrayed an exaggerated version of himself for an episode of The Golden Girls.
Waggoner is also considered Playgirl magazine’s first centerfold, posing semi-n*de in the adult magazine’s very first issue in 1973. The magazine called him “the stuff of which sexual fantasies are made, a 6-foot-4 hunk of gorgeous beefcake.”
In 1979, while working on Wonder Woman, he launched Star Waggons, a company that rents motor homes for film and television shows. In a 2013 interview with Los Angeles magazine, he said, “When I was on Wonder Woman, [the producers] gave me a very nice motor home they had rented from some private owner in the Valley. I said, ‘Well, if I had a motor home, would you rent it from me?’ I was always entrepreneurial-oriented, trying to find a business to get into. So I went out and bought a motor home and rented it to the production company for the three years that I was on that show.”
In February 2016, CNBC reported that Star Waggons had 800 trailers and posted annual revenue of $17 million. In 2017, Waggoner said that he supplied 30 trailers alone for ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.
Lyle Waggoner Age
Lyle Waggoner was born on April 13, 1935, in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. He died on March 17, 2020, in Westlake Village, California. He was 84 years old.
Lyle Waggoner Wife
Lyle Waggoner was married to his wife Sharon Kennedy from 1961 until his death in March 2020.
Lyle Waggoner Sons
Lyle Waggoner and his wife Sharon Kennedy, had 2 sons, Jason Waggoner and Beau Waggoner.
Lyle Waggoner Family
Lyle Waggoner was born to Marie (Isern) and Myron Waggoner. He was the brother-in-law of Penny Kennedy. He was the uncle of Brice Kennedy and Angela Kennedy. Lyle Waggoner is survived by his wife Sharon Kennedy; sons Jason Waggoner and Beau Waggoner; and four grandchildren.
Lyle Waggoner Death
Lyle Waggoner died at his Los Angeles-area home on March 17, 2020, at the age of 84 after a battle with cancer. Lyle Waggoner’s family confirmed his death in a statement to Primal Information: “Lyle Waggoner, loving husband, father, grandfather, entrepreneur, and actor passed away peacefully at home on March 17th at the age of 84 with his wife at his side. The cause of death was cancer.”
Carol Burnett paid tribute to Waggoner in a statement to People magazine. The statement said, “He was funny, kind and multi-talented,” Burnett said. “But even more than that, a loving friend. I will miss him.”
Lyle Waggoner Cause of Death
Lyle Waggoner’s cause of death was cancer.
Lyle Waggoner Net Worth
Lyle Waggoner’s net worth was estimated to be $10 Million.
Lyle Waggoner Height
Waggoner stood at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.93 m).