Superhero Sunday: Happy birthday to Lynda Carter, the one and only original Wonder Woman!

Wonder Woman continues to celebrate her 75th anniversary with the July 24 birthday of Lynda Carter, who defined the role of the Amazonian warrior princess who fights on the side of right and might for the old red, white, and blue known as the United States of America.  For three seasons (1975-79) on ABC and CBS, Carter led the first generation of girl power on television as “Wonder Woman”: fighting the forces of evil that ranged from the tyranny, oppression, and cruelty of the Nazis in World War II to organized crime, corruption, and terrorism in the 20th century.  The series gave way for shows such as “The Bionic Woman,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer,” “Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Charmed,” “Dark Angel,” and “Alias.”

In 2013, Carter played a version of herself with a guest spot on the popular CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men”: proving to the world that Wonder Woman is the episode entitled “Justice in Star-Spangled Hot Pants”.  To illustrate, Wonder Woman is an iconic symbol of sisterhood, truth, peace, equality, compassion, love, and justice for all – including gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders.

In May, the actress received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 41st annual Gracie Awards Gala, an awards ceremony that celebrates programming created by, for and about women in the world of media.

Carter’s about to get sworn in as the President of the United States for the new season of CW’s “Supergirl” with Melissa Benoist leading the next generation of female empowerment as Kara (Zor-El) Danvers, who inspires the world as a beacon of hope, light, goodness, and positivity as National City’s Girl of Steel.

Catch Lynda Carter as “Wonder Woman” with reruns every Saturday night on Me-TV.

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