This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Lynda Carter.
Actress, singer and former Las Vegas headliner Lynda Carter returns to Las Vegas to perform standards, country hits and pop songs at the Suncoast Showroom July 14 and 15.
She hit the world stage in 1972, after earning the title Miss World U.S.A. Soon after she moved to Los Angeles, where she studied acting, sang and wrote songs. Following several guest spots on television series, Carter landed the role most associated with her long career – “Wonder Woman.”
Following three seasons playing the iconic super hero, Carter appeared in several series, television movies and theatrical releases, including “Hawkeye,” “Super Troopers” and “Law & Order.” On stage Carter headlined on the Las Vegas Strip in 1978, and in 2006, she appeared as Matron “Mama” Morton in “Chicago” on London’s West End.
In addition to her acting career, Carter has produced and starred in five highly rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy®-nominated. She has appeared onstage with many popular show business veterans, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson and Ben Vereen.
In 1978, Carter released her debut CD, “Portrait.” In 2009, she released “At Last,” featuring a mix of jazz and blues, reaching No. 10 on the Billboard jazz album chart. Her latest album, “Crazy Little Things,” a collection of covers of standards, country and pop songs, was released in 2011.