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Also Known As: Lindsay Jean Wagner Died:
Born: June 22, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, model

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A tall, blonde actress who went from playing "The Bionic Woman" to becoming one of the most prolific TV-movie queens in the history of the genre, Lindsay Wagner managed to convey a quiet intelligence in her roles, whether through tears or athletics, or even pitching for Ford automobiles, as she has done in numerous TV commercial spots since the late 1980s.

A tall, blonde actress who went from playing "The Bionic Woman" to becoming one of the most prolific TV-movie queens in the history of the genre, Lindsay Wagner managed to convey a quiet intelligence in her roles, whether through tears or athletics, or even pitching for Ford automobiles, as she has done in numerous TV commercial spots since the late 1980s.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Surfer King, The (2007)
4.
 Frog and Wombat (1998) Sydney Parker--Frog'S Mom
5.
 Their Second Chance (1997) Barbara Colvin
6.
 Contagious (1997) Hannah
7.
 Sins of Silence (1996) Molly Mckinley
8.
 Mother's Instinct, A (1996) Raeanne
9.
 Fighting For My Daughter (1995) Kate Kerner
10.
 Bionic Ever After? (1994) Jaime Sommers
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1962:
Was Nina Blanchard model
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Afflicted by ulcers at age 14 until age 21
1971:
Signed contract with Universal Studios
1973:
Made first screen appearances in "Two People" and "The Paper Chase"
1975:
Appeared on "The Six Million Dollar Man" as Jaime Sommers
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Starred as Sommers in own series, "The Bionic Woman" (ABC)
1977:
Starred in own network variety special, "Lindsay Wagner: Another Side of Me"
1979:
Began reign as TV-movie queen with "The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan" and "The Incredible Journey of Dr. Meg Laurel"
1980:
Starred in first miniseries, "Scruples"
1981:
Co-starred as Sylvester Stallone's love interest in "Nighthawks"
1984:
Starred in ABC series "Jessie"
1988:
Hosted "Scandals"; became Southern California spokesperson for Ford automobiles
1989:
Starred in short-lived CBS series, "Peaceable Kingdom"
1995:
Starred in TV-movie "Fighting for My Daughter"
2005:
Played a California rancher in the Hallmark TV movie "Thicker Than Water" opposite Melissa Gilbert
2013:
Appeared in the TV movie "The Thanksgiving House"
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Education

University of Oregon: Eugene , Oregon - 1967

Notes

"I pay far more attention to what the reverberations of the movie will be in the audience rather than looking for a good role for myself. You can expose ideas in a film that will be helpful to viewers while being entertaining. I tend to look for projects that have some meaning and value so that people will be left with something that might enrich their lives in some way."---Lindsay Wagner in the Los Angeles Times, August 5, 1994.

"That's what commercials have done for my career. People say, 'You know, you're really funny.' I say, 'No kidding.'"---Lindsay Wagner in the Los Angeles Times, August 5, 1994.

In 1992, Wagner told The National Enquirer that she had been the victim of a date rape at age 14, and that she believed this traumatic event had poisoned her relationships with men.

"I care very much about the resonance that my work has with the audience. I care about offering them something rather than just trying to get their attention to make money ... that's why much of what I do are true stories, because I believe so much in people being able to transcend their circumstances."---Wagner to CNN.com, March 11, 2005.

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husband:
Allan Rider. Music publisher. Divorced.
husband:
Michael Brandon. Actor. Married in 1976; divorced.
husband:
Henry Kingi. Stuntman. Divorced.
husband:
Larry Mortoff. Film producer. Married 1990; fourth husband; filed for divorce June 1993.
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father:
Bill Nowels Wagner.
mother:
Marilyn Louise Wagner.
son:
Dorian Kingi. Born c. 1982.
son:
Alex Nathan Kingi. Born in September 1986.
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