Wagner, Lindsay 1949–

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WAGNER, Lindsay 1949

(Lindsay J. Wagner)


Original name, Lindsay Jean Ball; born June 22, 1949, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Bill Nowels and Marilyn Louise (maiden name, Thrasher) Wagner; married Alan Rider (a music publisher; divorced); married Michael Brandon (an actor), December 1976 (divorced, 1979); married Henry Kingi (a stunt performer), 1981 (divorced, 1984); married Lawrence Mortoroff (a film producer), 1990 (divorced); children: (third marriage) Dorian Henry, Alex Nathan. Education: Attended University of Oregon, 1967.

Addresses: Agent Sylvia Gold, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 902111934.

Career: Actress and producer. Appeared in television commercials for Sleep Number beds and Sleep Comfort Select Number beds, 2003. Children's Founders School, Los Angeles, CA, acting instructor, 1975. Previously worked as a fashion model; also worked with a rock music group.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award, outstanding lead actress in a drama series, 1977, and Golden Globe Award nominations, best television actress in a drama, 1977 and 1978, all for The Bionic Woman; Star on the Walk of Fame.


Television Appearances; Series:

Jaime Sommers, The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 19751976.

Jaime Sommers (title role), The Bionic Woman, ABC, 19761977 then NBC, 19771978.

Dr. Jessie Hayden (title role), Jessie, ABC, 1984.

Rebecca Cafferty, A Peaceable Kingdom, CBS, 1989.

Host, Against All Odds, NBC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Billy Ikehorn, Scruples, CBS, 1980.

Francesca Valensky, Princess Daisy, NBC, 1983.

Joanna Darby, From the Dead of the Night, NBC, 1989.

Katharine Tempest, Voice of the Heart, syndicated, 1990.

Paula O'Neill, To Be the Best, CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Title role, The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan, CBS, 1979.

Title role, The Incredible Journey of Dr. Meg Laurel, CBS, 1979.

Callie Lord (some sources cite Callie Bordeaux), Callie and Son (also known as Rags to Riches ), CBS, 1981.

Joanne Tilford, Memories Never Die, CBS, 1982.

Barbara Graham, I Want to Live, ABC, 1983.

Susan Farley, Two Kinds of Love, CBS, 1983.

Nina Simon, Passions, CBS, 1984.

Laura Gordon, Young Again, ABC, 1984.

Claire Fielding, The Other Lover, CBS, 1985.

Bonnie Wilkerson, This Child Is Mine, NBC, 1985.

Joanne Van Buren, Child's Cry, CBS, 1986.

Martha Forbes, Convicted, ABC, 1986.

Principal, Student Exchange, ABC, 1987.

Jaime Sommers, The Return of the SixMillionDollar Man and the Bionic Woman, NBC, 1987.

Beverly Slater, Stranger in My Bed, NBC, 1987.

Uli Derickson, The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (also known as The Flight and The Taking of Flight 847 ), NBC, 1988.

Detective Sydney Shannon, Burnout (also known as Police Story: Burnout ), ABC, 1988.

Nita Daniels, Nightmare at Bitter Creek, CBS, 1988.

Kate McKinnon, Evil in Clear River, ABC, 1988.

Jaime Sommers, Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman, NBC, 1989.

Yvonne, Babies, NBC, 1990.

Charlotte Fedders, Shattered Dreams, CBS, 1990.

Janet, Fire in the Dark, CBS, 1991.

Lindsey Thompson Gates, Treacherous Crossing, USA Network, 1992.

Title role, A Message from Holly, CBS, 1992.

Claudia Parr, She Woke Up, ABC, 1992.

Elizabeth Hahn, Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7, CBS, 1993.

Jaime Sommers, Bionic Ever After? (also known as Bionic Breakdown ), CBS, 1994.

Daphne Fields, Danielle Steel's "Once in a Lifetime " (also known as Once in a Lifetime ), NBC, 1994.

Kate Kerner, Fighting for My Daughter (also known as Fighting for My Daughter: The Anne Dion Story ), ABC, 1995.

Molly McKinley, Sins of Silence, CBS, 1996.

Raeanne Gilbaine, A Mother's Instinct, CBS, 1996.

Hannah Cole, Contagious (also known as Virus ), USA Network, 1997.

Barbara Colvin, Their Second Chance (also known as The Keller/Keller Story ), Lifetime, 1997.

Dr. Stephanie Tauber, Voyage of Terror (also known as The Fourth Horseman ), Fox Family, 1998.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Sara Butler, The Rockford Files (also known as The Rockford Files: Backlash of the Hunter ), NBC, 1974.

Jaime Sommers, The Bionic Woman (also known as The Six Million Dollar Man: The Bionic Woman ), 1975.

Host, Windows, Doors and Keyholes, NBC, 1978.

Guest, Star Search, syndicated, 1983.

Dr. Jessie Hayden (title role), Jessie, ABC, 1984.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Nurse, "The Diary," Night Gallery, NBC, 1971.

Stella Bowers, "In Defense of Ellen McKay," The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, NBC, 1971.

Laurie Meyers, "The Combatants," Sarge, NBC, 1971.

Diana Oliver, "Until Proven Innocent," Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, ABC, 1971.

Jenny Carson, "Million Dollar Buff," Adam12, 1971.

Margie Holland, "Disaster on Turner Street," The Man and the City, 1971.

Nurse Gledhill, "The Best Is Yet to Be," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1971.

"Operation: XW1," O'Hara, U.S. Treasury, 1972.

Emily Matocsis, "All the Pretty People," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1972.

Laurie Peale, "Dark Journey," The F.B.I., ABC, 1972.

Denise Malory, "Don and Denise," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1972.

Woman, "Smile, Please," Night Gallery, NBC, 1973.

Sara Butler, "Backlash of the Hunter," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1974.

Sara Butler, "Aura Lee, Farewell," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1975.

Susan Davis, "Dark Fury: Parts 1 & 2," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1975.

Mary Connors, "Devil's Island," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1981.

Life's Most Embarrassing Moments, 1985.

Julia, "Late Bloomer," Kate and Allie, CBS, 1986.

Susan Forrester, "Prism," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, USA Network, 1988.

A Conversation with Dinah, TNN, 1989.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1990.

So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2001.

Pet Star, 2002.

The 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour, MTV, 2002.

Agatha B., "Farewell My Lovelies," The Division, Lifetime, 2002.

Also appeared in The Hollywood Squares; Playboy After Dark.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Hostess, Lindsay Wagner: Another Side of Me, ABC, 1977.

Disney's Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, NBC, 1987.

Narrator, Ahimsa: NonViolence (documentary), PBS, 1987.

Host, Scandals, ABC, 1988.

Host, Once upon Her Time, Lifetime, 1988.

CBS Premiere Preview Special, CBS, 1989.

Narrator, Queen of the Beasts, CBS, 1989.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic, CBS, 1990.

Welcome Home America! A USO Salute to America's Sons and Daughters, ABC, 1991.

Voices That Care, Fox, 1991.

Host, Untold Stories: The Search for Amelia Earhart, syndicated, 1992.

Host, TV Guide: 40th Anniversary Special, Fox, 1993.

Bob Hope's Christmas Show: Hopes for the Holidays, NBC, 1994.

Host, Best Sellers: Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them: The Relationship, NBC, 1994.

Host, The Secret Of ... , UPN, 1995.

Disney's Most Unlikely Heroes, ABC, 1996.

Intimate Portrait: Lindsay Wagner, Lifetime, 1999.

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Barbara Taylor Bradford, Lifetime, 1999.

Host, Dude Ranch Days, PBS, 1999.

Heartthrobs of the 70s (documentary), 2001.

TVography: Lee MajorsHollywood's Bionic Hero, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Art of Darkness: A Night Gallery Retrospective (documentary), Starz!, 2002.

Interviewee, Ennis' Gift: A Film about Learning Differences, HBO, 2002.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1977.

Presenter, The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1978.

The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards, The Disney Channel, 1993.

The Essence Awards, CBS, 1993.

The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1994.

Television Work; Movies:

Coexecutive producer, Shattered Dreams, CBS, 1990.

Television Work; Series:

Executive producer, Jessie, 1984.

Film Appearances:

Deirdre McClusky, Two People, Universal, 1973.

Susan Kingsfield, The Paper Chase, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1973.

Linda, Second Wind, 1976.

Irene, Deke's girlfriend, Nighthawks (also known as Hawks ), Universal, 1981.

Olivia, High Risk (also known as Los gringos ), American Cinema, 1981.

Dr. Mennen, Martin's Day, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1985.

District Attorney Priscilla Brimleigh, Ricochet, Warner Bros., 1991.

Sydney Parker, Frog's mom, Frog and Wombat, Showcase Entertainment, 1998.

Penelope Audrey, A Light in the Forest, RGH/Lions Share, 2002.



Coauthor, Lindsay Wagner's New Beauty: The Acupressure Facelift, with videotape, Prentice Hall, 1987.

Coauthor, The High Road to Health: A Vegetarian Cookbook, Prentice Hall, 1990.



Altman, Linda Jacobs, Lindsay Wagner, Her Own Way, EMC Corporation, 1977.


TV Guide, December 21, 2002, p. 13.