Wende Wagner

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Wende Wagner, also known as Wendy Wagner (December 6, 1941 – February 26, 1997) was an actress best known for her roles in The Green Hornet and Rio Conchos. Born to a career U.S. Navy officer and swimming and diving coach father (John H. Wagner) and a mother (Rudy Arnold Wagner) who was a champion skier, Wagner lived in nearly all the Continental United States with her family's various naval postings. While staying in Florida, Billy Wilder then filming Some Like It Hot saw Wagner swimming and offered her a screen test. Her parents forbade it until she finished high school. After graduating she visited Wilder, did a screen test, but turned down a role in The Apartment. Wagner travelled the world as a fashion model then made her television debut in an episode of Wagon Train in 1959. While living in the Bahamas she became an underwater stunt double in Sea Hunt and The Aquanauts television series. She also doubled for Joanne Dru in underwater sequences in the 1960 film September Storm. Wagner appeared on What's My Line in December 1960 as a "Stunt skindiver for television films". She married fellow underwater expert Courtney Brown who she had met while working on the shows.
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