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Lyle Waggoner, 'Carol Burnett Show' Star, Dead at 84

Allison Schonter

03/17/2020 02:06 pm EDT

Lyle Waggoner, who starred on The Carol Burnett Show, has died, family friends confirmed to TMZ. He was 84. The actor passed away peacefully at his home on the morning of Tuesday, March 17. Although his family has not confirmed his death in a statement yet and no cause of death was given, he had reportedly been battling an unnamed illness.

Waggoner was known for a number of popular TV shows in the '60s and '70s, and has dozens of credits to his name, shooting to fame in the '60s after he landed a role in Gunsmoke. The actor had also been eyed for the title role on the Batmanseries, though he lost out to Adam West.

Waggoner did not let the setback faze him, and he went on to land a role on the legendary sketch show The Carol Burnett Show, where, over the course of seven years from 1967-1974, he regularly appeared as the announcer and portrayed various characters.

Waggoner later went on to star in Wonder Woman, portraying both Colonel Steve Trevor, Jr. and Major Steve Trevor opposite Lynda Carter from 1975-1979.

Waggoner's various other credits include Jack Barrows in Charlie's Angels (1980), Dr. Tucker Martin, Jay Cavanaugh, and Lance Wilson in a number of appearances on The Love Boat (1979-1982), various roles on Happy Days (1980-1984), and an appearance as himself in a 1999 episode of That '70s Show, among many others.

Waggoner did, however, branch out from acting, and in 1973 he became the first male seminude centerfold for Playgirl magazine.

According to the Mirror, the actor also ran his own company, Star Waggons, which provides customized trailers for people in the entertainment industry.

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