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Hazlett 36 • Contemporary Hispanic Biography • Volume 4 Lynda Carter 1951— Actress Lynda Carter became famous in the 1970s for her starring role in the television series Wonder Woman. The five-foot-nine-inch Carter won thousands of fans as the super-powered Wonder Woman, dressed in her shiny red boots, star-spangled hot pants, golden breastplate, headband, and bracelets, completed with a golden lasso that, when wrapped around evildoers, forced them to tell the truth. The three-year series was her biggest break and her most difficult burden.
B orn Christopher Rios on November 10, 1971, in Bronx, NY; died on February 7, 2000, in White Plains, NY; married Liza; three children. Career: Rap singer, 1989-2000. ” The two would later become heroes of New York’s Puerto Rican community; they each rode their own floats in the 1998 and 1999 Puerto Rican Day parades in New York City. ” Renamed Big Punisher, the rapper became part of the Terror Squad, a crew made up of the Latin rappers associated with Fat Joe. Soon after his recording debut, Fat Joe negotiated Pun’s contract with New York’s Loud Records.
At the age of 15 she began singing professionally, performing at a pizza parlor in Tempe for $25 a week. By the time she turned 17, she was making $400 a week singing in lounges in Reno and Las Vegas. After graduating from high school she sang for two different groups, traveling about the country. Tired of constantly being on the road, she quit singing after two years on tour. Carter then attended Arizona State University in Tempe for a time. Carter, now considered tall and beautiful rather than lanky and Carter • 37 At a Glance .