Lyle Waggoner, who starred on “The Carol Burnett Show” and in the 1970s “Wonder Woman” series, has died at 84, Variety has confirmed.
In a statement released by Waggoner’s family it was revealed that the “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.”
Waggoner may have become best known for his roles on “The Carol Burnett Show,” where he started as the announcer in 1967 but stayed on with the sketch show through 1974.
After Waggoner left “The Carol Burnett Show,” he booked the role of Colonel Steve Trevor, Jr. on the 1975 “Wonder Woman” series, on which he starred for four years. He then went on to appear in “Charlie’s Angels,” “Happy Days,” Mork & Mindy,” “The Golden Girls,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Ellen,” and in both “The Naked Truth” and “That ’70s Show” as himself. His last onscreen acting role was in 2005’s “The War at Home,” but in 2017 he appeared on CBS’ 50th anniversary special for “The Carol Burnett Show.”
Waggoner is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sharon; his two sons, Jason and Beau, and his four beloved grandchildren. Services in both Los Angeles and Wyoming are pending.