Lyle Waggoner, star of “The Carol Burnett Show” and “Wonder Woman” in the 1970s and 80s, has died age 84.
Waggoner was cast on the Burnett as the handsome but often clueless leading man caught in comic situations. On “Wonder Woman” he was straight arrow Steve Trevor.
A native of Kansas City and St. Louis, Waggoner spent his retirement years as a sculptor in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He appeared in several TV shows before Burnett, but when he arrived there, it was magic. He and the cast — Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence — gelled into a perfect comedy ensemble. The rest was history.
Waggoner once even tested for Adam West’s role as Batman/Bruce Wayne: