WONDER WOMAN's Lyle Waggoner Dies at Age 84

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Lyle Waggoner at the Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special Arrivals at the CBS Television City on October 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA
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Actor Lyle Waggoner has died at age 84 in West Lake, California, following an illness, as covered by The Hollywood Reporter.

Born Kyle Wesley Waggoner in Missouri, Waggoner got his start in television in 1967 as the announcer on The Carol Burnett Show after a failed audition for the part of Batman - which went to Adam West.

Following his departure from The Carol Burnett Show in 1973, he took the role of Steve Trevor opposite Lynda Carter's Diana Prince on the 1970s Wonder Woman TV show, surviving even into the show's second season revamp that brought the setting forward from the 1940s to the 70s by playing his own son, Steve Trevor Jr.

Waggoner also gained notoriety as the first centerfold for Playgirl, the male model-centric alternative to Playboy. After his retirement from regular television roles in 1978, Waggoner launched a business renting trailers to film productions.

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