Television actor/comedian Lyle Waggoner, who starred in programs including “The Carol Burnett Show” and “Wonder Woman,” died Tuesday from cancer, his family confirmed in a statement. He was 84.
The actor’s death was first reported by TMZ.
Waggoner was best known for his roles on “The Carol Burnett Show” from 1967 to 1974, People reported. After leaving the comedy show, he starred as Steve Trevor in the “Wonder Woman” series, the magazine reported.
“He was funny, kind and multitalented. But even more than that, a loving friend. I will miss him,” Burnett, 86, said in a statement.
Waggoner appeared in several other television shows during the 1960s and 1970s, Including “The Love Boat,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Happy Days,” Mork & Mindy,” “The Golden Girls,” “Murder, She Wrote,””Lost in Space," “Marcus Welby, M.D.” and “Ellen,” Variety reported.
Waggoner also played himself in “The Naked Truth” and “That ’70s Show," the magazine reported. His ’s final television acting role came in 2005 in "The War at Home.” He also made an appearance in 2017 when CBS broadcast a 50th anniversary special for "The Carol Burnett Show.”
Waggoner did a screen-test to star in the “Batman” series in the title role, which went to Adam West, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Waggoner also posed for the centerfold of Playgirl magazine’s debut issue in June 1973, the newspaper reported.
After his retirement, Waggoner founded his own company -- Star Waggons -- that leased trailers to the entertainment industry, People reported.
"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,” Waggoner told Los Angeles magazine in 2013. “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,” he said.
Waggoner is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sharon Waggoner; his two sons, Jason and Beau, and his four grandchildren, Variety reported.
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