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Lynda Carter was born Linda Jean Cordova Carter on July 24, 1951 in Phoenix Arizona. Saturday, July 24, 2021 is her 70th birthday. She is best known for playing Wonder Woman on TV. She was also Miss Arizona, Miss World USA in 1972, a model, and a singer/songwriter as well as an actress.

Playing Wonder Woman in the ’70s affected some of her future roles: She played Principal Powers in Disney’s Sky High and had a cameo in Wonder Woman 1984 as Asteria. In the Arrowverse‘s Supergirl, Carter played President Olivia Marsdin. She played Chloe Sullivan’s mother in Smallville.

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman in 1976 {image via ABC}

“Lynda Carter is THE Definitive Wonder Woman”

My esteemed colleague Michael Brown said “For many of us, Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman is the definitive Wonder Woman. I remember sitting in front of the TV as that bombastic, red-white-and-blue opening sequence came to life on the screen, with the best theme song in television superhero history blaring from the speakers. But, all of that aside, it was good storytelling of a character that many comic book writers claim to have trouble with. This is a series that understands the character and who she is. As I was discussing with my comic shop guy yesterday, there are as many bad Wonder Woman stories out there as there are good ones. And over her storied 75 years, some real stinkers. This comic book geek is proud to announce that Wonder Woman ’77 is one of the good ones.”

Lynda Carter in Other Roles

In addition to playing Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter starred in the short-lived detective show, Partners in Crime with Loni Anderson (Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati ). In the syndicated show Hawkeye, she co-starred with Lee Horsley (Talon in The Sword and the Sorcerer, Archie Goodwin on Nero Wolfe, the title role in Matt Houston). She played the governor of Vermont in the police comedy Super Troopers.

Happy Birthday, Lynda Carter!

Lynda Carter has both Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, CA Walk of Fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Carter has been married twice, to talent agent Ron Samuels from 1977 to 1982, and to attorney Robert Altman, from 1984 to February of 2021. She has two children, James and Jessica. Since starring on Wonder Woman, she has divided her time between acting and singing. She recorded five albums between 1978 and 2018. If you want to hear some of her songs, our DJs take requests. We wish her a very happy birthday!

Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as short stories in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, “Supernatural Colorado”, “Barbarian Crowns”, “Cat Tails””Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.

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