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Original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, Receives Star

Lynda Carter, known for her role as Wonder Woman on the 1970s television series, is the latest recipient of a star on Hollywood’s famous Walk of Fame. The honor was revealed on Tuesday afternoon, as the star was joined by her daughter in the celebration. The move has relevance today as the Wonder Woman series has been rebooted in recent years in a series of movies. She was also joined on Tuesday by the Chairman of CBS, Les Moonves, and director of the 2017 Wonder Woman movie, Patty Jenkins.

Carter was first featured on television when she was just 5 years old and later became a singing sensation as a teen. She then was named as Miss World America in 1972, which catapulted her career into television. While she has shied away from the screen and stage in recent years, Carter continues to perform around the United States as a songstress, her first love.

She married Washington D.C attorney Robert Altman in 1984 and moved away from the Hollywood scene for the rest of the decade. During the late 1980s, her and Altman had two children. They continue to make the East Coast home today, living in the same home in Maryland since 1987.

Carter, 66, has been involved in the entertainment industry for an outstanding 50 years. During the Wonder Woman years (1975-1979) Carter was perhaps the most famous female in Hollywood. Her iconic status was finally cemented, literally, in history earlier this week on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.