Lynda Carter Net Worth

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  • Source of Wealth:

    Music, TV and Film
  • Age:

    67
  • Birth Place:

    Phoenix, AZ
  • Full Name:

    Lynda Jean Cordova Carter
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About Lynda Jean Cordova Carter

American actress and singer Lynda Carter was born as Lynda Jean Cordova Carter on July 14, 1951 in Phoenix, AZ. With Irish and Mexican descend, she is the youngest of the three kids. She has an inclination to perform as she studied classical dance and drama in her childhood and teenage years. She went to Globe High School in Globe, Arizona and Arcadia High School in Phoenix. She briefly attended Arizona University but she dropped out later on to tour the country and sing with her high school rock band “Just Us.” The band consisted of a marimba, a congo drum, an acoustic guitar and a stand-up bass. At 17, she joined another band called “The Relatives” for more exposure together with Gary Burghoff who played Radar O’Reilly in M.A.S.H. (1972). The last band she joined was called “The Garfin Gathering with Lynda Carter.” She performed so well that Howard “Speedy” Garfin nicknamed her Lynda “Wonder Woman!”

Lynda Carter was best known when she won the Miss USA title in 1972 representing her home state Arizona. Right after, she is among the list of Hollywood actors and actresses. He studied acting in New York and started her guest appearances on TV shows such as Starsky and Hutch. But her star role as Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series The New Original Wonder Woman (1975–77) and The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (1977–79) made her a recognizable star. She remained in the public eye as she always ended her television specials singing the song “Always.”

After Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter appeared in the film Apocalypse Now (1979). However, her screen was cut by director Francis Ford Coppola. In the 1980s she performed on the Las Vegas Strip and the Atlantic City that highlighted her musical talent. She then appeared in a string of movies in the 1990s. Later on, she starred in several other films, independent and mainstream. These are Super Troopers (2001), The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park (2004), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Sky High (2005), Slayer (2006). In 2007, she appeared in the television series Smallville in the episode “Prodigy.”

Carter later on married the Hollywood producer and manager Ron Samuels from 1977-1982. In 1984, she married Washington lawyer Robert Altman and they have two children named Jamie (1988) and Jessica (1990). She is the daughter-in-law of television producer Sophie Altman.