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Groovy Photos Captured More Than Expected

Icons | October 16, 2020

Lynda Carter prepping for a swim on Battle for the Network Stars

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Throughout the 1970s and '80s there was only one way to know what star of the small screen was the best and brightest, and it wasn't through the Emmy Awards - it was through the Battle of the Network Stars. The show pit the stars of the Big 3 - NBC, ABC, and CBS - in a small scale battle that resembled the Olympics if they were held at a summer camp full of super attractive people.

In 1976, Carter's team featured stars like Farrah Fawcett, Penny Marshall, and Ron Howard, an amazing group that won the inaugural games. Carter ended up destroying the rest of the talent in her swimming relay lap.

It's clear that even though she played a superhero on TV she's just as physically powerful in her real life.

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