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Lindsay Jean Wagner (born June 22, 1949) is an Emmy Award winning actress. This article is about the Playboy Playmate. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ...

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Early life

Wagner was born in Los Angeles, California. When she was seven years old, her parents divorced and her mother moved with her to the northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock, near Pasadena. Wagner might have been able to begin her acting career as a teenager. She was offered a lead role in a TV series at age 13, but was advised by family friend James Best to wait until she was older. Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Eagle Rock Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in northeastern Los Angeles, California. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... James Best James Best (born July 26, 1926, in Powderly, Kentucky) is an American character actor best known for his role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. ...


Another move with her mother and stepfather (Ted Ball) brought her to Portland, Oregon where she attended David Douglas High School and appeared in a number of school plays. She studied at the University of Oregon, overcoming dyslexia to become a successful student. Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... This article is about developmental dyslexia. ...


Career

She worked as a model in Los Angeles and gained some television experience by appearing as a hostess in Playboy After Dark. However, it wasn't until she contacted a friend at Universal Studios and was cast for a small part in Marcus Welby, M.D. that her acting career took off. Her appearances helped her win roles in the films Two People and as the girlfriend of a Harvard Law School student in The Paper Chase. Photograph of the once famous model Dovima A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... Playboy After Dark was a television show starring Hugh Hefner. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... Marcus Welby, M.D. was a popular medical drama that aired on ABC from late September 1969 to May 1976. ... Harvard Law School (colloquially, Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... The Paper Chase was a 1970 novel, as well as a 1973 movie based on the novel and a television series based on the movie. ...


Wagner then played Jaime Sommers, a former tennis pro who was the childhood sweetheart of The Six Million Dollar Man. Jaime was critically injured in a skydiving accident, and at the urging of Steve Austin, was equipped with bionic limbs. Jaime Sommers, sometimes spelled Jamie Sommers, is a fictional character portrayed by Lindsay Wagner in The Bionic Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a cyborg working for the OSI (which was usually said to refer to the Office of Scientific Intelligence, but sometimes was called the Office of Scientific Investigation). ... Skydiver about to land Parachuting, or skydiving, is a recreational activity, competitive sport and method of deployment of military personnel (and occasionally, firefighters). ... Bionics (also known as Biomimetics, Biognosis or Biomimicry, a short form of Biomechanics - from the Greek word bios - pronounced vios - which means life, and the word mechanics) is the application of methods and systems found in nature to the study and design of engineering systems and modern technology. ...


This was intended to be Wagner's last role under her Universal contract, but public response was so overwhelming that Jaime was brought back to life with her own spin-off series, The Bionic Woman. This role earned her an Emmy Award in 1977. Like Steve Austin, Jaime became an agent for the U.S. Government agency, the O.S.I., though, suffering from amnesia, she could not remember her love for Austin. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... The Bionic Woman was a television series which spun off from The Six Million Dollar Man. ... An Emmy Award. ... Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI) was the name of a department of the Central Intelligence Agency now called the Directorate of Science and Technology. ... For other uses, see Amnesia (disambiguation). ...


In 1987, she wrote a series of books with Robert M. Klein about using acupressure to achieve results akin to a surgical facelift. Acupressure (a portmanteau of acupuncture and pressure) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique based on the same ideas as acupuncture. ... Facelift has several meanings: Facelift is an album by Alice in Chains; facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure; facelift is the revival of a product through cosmetic means. ...


Wagner continues to act, including three made-for-TV Bionic reunion movies about Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers.


Wagner is a spokesperson for, and appears in infomercials for Select Comfort's Sleep Number bed. Select Comfort (NASDAQ: SCSS) is the leading U.S. manufacturer of adjustable firmness air mattresses and the creator of the Sleep Number bed. ... Select Comfort (NASDAQ: SCSS) is the leading U.S. manufacturer of adjustable firmness air mattresses and the creator of the Sleep Number bed. ...


Personal life

Wagner has been married four times. From 1971–73, she was married to music publisher Allan Rider. From late 1976–1979, she was married to the actor and writer Michael Brandon. Then in 1981, she married Henry Kingi, a stuntman whom she met on the set of The Bionic Woman. Wagner had two sons with Kingi: Dorian (b. 1982) and Alex (b. 1986). Lindsay married TV producer Lawrence Mortorff in 1990, but then divorced a couple of years later. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stuntman refers to any of several types of skilled performers. ...


She is related to Dallas star Linda Gray by marriage, as Gray's husband is one of Lindsay's uncles. She and Gray played romantic rivals, both in love with Marc Singer in the television movie, The Two Worlds of Jenny Logan (1979), a project which was purchased for distribution in Japan and Europe only after the addition of a semi-nude scene (the only part of Wagner's career she openly regrets). The Southfork Ranch, home of the Ewing family The original cast of Dallas. ... Linda Ann Gray (born September 12, 1940 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actress, best known for her role as Larry Hagmans long-suffering wife, Sue Ellen Ewing on the television soap opera Dallas as a recurring character in the series first season in the spring of 1978... For the filmmaker of the same name, see Marc Singer (documentarian). ... The Two Worlds of Jenny Logan is a 1979 American Television Movie that stars Lindsay Wagner in the title role. ...


Civic activities

Wagner is on the board of directors of the Teen Talking Circle Project and is an active supporter of Girls Talking Circles.


Trivia

At the age of 10, Wagner was hired by country singer Glen Campbell to babysit his children.


Wagner made her motion picture debut in director Robert Wise's anti-Vietnam War drama Two People (1973), opposite Peter Fonda. She played a famous fashion model while Fonda played a Vietnam War deserter she falls in love with on a trip through Morocco. In his autobiography, Fonda wrote that Wagner spent a night comforting him, but emphasized that there was "no sex" involved. Robert Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was a sound effects editor, film editor, and Academy Award-winning American film producer and director. ... Peter Henry Fonda (born February 23, 1940) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ...


She won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for The Bionic Woman in 1977. She also was nominated twice for the Golden Globe as Best TV Actress - Drama for The Bionic Woman in 1977 and '78. An Emmy Award. ... The Bionic Woman was a television series which spun off from The Six Million Dollar Man. ... The Bionic Woman was a television series which spun off from The Six Million Dollar Man. ...


Wagner was known for displaying a natural beauty by wearing no makeup at all. It was rumored that she fought with the TV execs for The Bionic Woman to allow her with no makeup because she felt her character shouldn't be running around looking like a fashion model ala Charlie's Angels. This article is about the television series. ...


Wagner was scheduled to be a passenger on American Airlines Flight 191 from Chicago to Los Angeles on May 25, 1979, but she felt uneasy about flying that day. Wagner skipped the flight, which crashed only moments after takeoff, killing everyone on board.[citation needed] American Airlines Flight 191, a McDonnell-Douglas DC-10-10 aircraft, crashed on May 25, 1979, at around 15:04 CDT, after taking off from OHare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


She played convicted killer Barbara Graham in a 1983 version of I Want to Live!. Barbara Graham (1923-1955) was an American criminal and murderess who was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin in 1955 along with two accomplices. ... I Want to Live! is a 1958 film which tells the true story of a woman, Barbara Graham, accused of murder, who faces execution. ...


Books

  • High Road to Health: A Vegetarian Cookbook by Lindsay Wagner and Ariane Spade (1994) ISBN 0-671-87277-X
  • Lindsay Wagner's New Beauty: The Acupressure Facelift by Lindsay Wagner and Robert M. Klein (1987) ISBN 0-13-536806-5
  • 30-Day Natural Face Lift Program by Lindsay Wagner and Robert M. Klein (1988) ISBN 0-86188-779-4

For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ...

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Lindsay Wagner at AllExperts (604 words)
Lindsay Wagner (born Lindsay Jean Ball on June 22, 1949 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress and Sleep Number bed owner who has appeared in many movies and television shows.
When Wagner was seven, her parents divorced and her mother moved with her to the northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock, near Pasadena.
Wagner was scheduled to be a passenger on American Airlines Flight 191 from Chicago to Los Angeles on May 25, 1979, but she felt uneasy about flying that day.
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