Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Honors Actress Lynda Carter with Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Watch the complete ceremony as the Hollywood Chamber helps unveil Lynda Carter Walk of Fame star below.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored actress/singer Lynda Carter with the 2,632nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star was dedicated in the category of Television at 6562 Hollywood Boulevard.
“Superhero fans will be thrilled to see the TV’s iconic original ‘Wonder Woman’ Lynda Carter honored with her well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!” stated Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. “We are proud to add Lynda onto our historic Walk of Fame.”
Helping Emcee Leron Gubler unveil the star were guest speakers Patty Jenkins and Les Moonves.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Best known for winning our hearts as TV’s iconic “Wonder Woman,” Lynda Carter is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds around the world. In addition to her long acting career, Carter has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly-rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy nominated. She has appeared onstage with many of the world’s most renowned singers, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson, and Ben Vereen. She has starred in more than 40 television shows and films.
Carter made her professional singing debut at age 14 in Tempe, Arizona. She was crowned Miss World America in 1972. Shortly thereafter, Carter outdistanced hundreds of other actresses for the part of ‘Wonder Woman,’ a character she infused with such depth and humor that it has become one of the most indelible characters in television history. Carter’s fame led to her becoming the face of Maybelline Cosmetics, and she remained Maybelline’s top model for over a decade. But her roots remained with her music.
Singing was in her soul, and Carter was on the road performing in her teens and traveled from the Catskills to Las Vegas and from San Francisco to the saloons in Texas. An engaging storyteller, she takes her audience on a journey where her life story and her music intertwine. Though she continued to act in films and television, when she had children Carter left the road to raise her family. She returned to live performing in 2006, appearing on the London stage with an acclaimed star turn in Chicago. In 2007, Carter started touring again in venues across the country with her band of Nashville all stars.
Carter stars in the new “Super Troopers 2” film, which will be released this month, and she was recently seen on the CW hit series “Supergirl” as the President of the United States. She will also be heard narrating the Smithsonian Channel’s “Epic Women Warriors,” three-part series airing this Spring. Other TV guest roles have included “Law and Order SVU” and “Two and a Half Men”.
Carter has brought her concert to major venues across the country, including the Kennedy Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Her first CD, At Last, was released in 2010 and dropped at No. 6 on the Billboard charts. Her second CD, Crazy Little Things, was released in June 2011. Carter and her all-star Band will release a new album just last week called Red, Rock N’ Blues.
Carter has been honored with such awards as the Hispanic Woman of the Year (1983), Lifetime Achievement Award (Gracies) by the Alliance of Women in Media, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Humanitarian Award, and many more.
Carter has been involved in several charities including Father Martin’s Ashley Women in Recovery, The Special Olympics, Children in the Arts. She was honored with the Jill Ireland Award for her volunteer work with the Susan G. Koman Foundation. She is a strong supporter for gay rights and was the Grand Marshal for several Pride Parades around the country in the past years.
For all information, including touring schedule, go to www.lyndacarter.comand follow Lynda on Twitter and Instagram as @RealLyndaCarter
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $40,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com
For more than 97 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Donelle Dadigan is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-19, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.
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