Tuesday, August 18, 2015

RIP Yvonne Craig

TV’s Batgirl Yvonne Craig Dies at 78

August 18, 2015

Yvonne Craig, the actress best known for her role as Batgirl in the 1960’s “Batman” TV series, died on Monday. She was 78.

Craig passed away at her home in Pacific Palisades surrounded by her family, according to her spokesman. She had been suffering from breast cancer that metastasized to her liver.

Craig also played Martha, the green Orion Slave Girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk, in the third season of “Star Trek.”

Her guest appearances on TV include “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” “Fantasy Island,” “The Mod Squad” and “The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis.”

She also starred in two movies opposite Elvis Presley, “It Happened at the World’s Fair” and “Kissin’ Cousins.”

In 2000, Craig wrote a book entitled “From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond,” which covered some of her years in the ballet as well as her theatrical career.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Aldrich, her sister Meridel Carson and nephews Christopher and Todd Carson.

CRAIG, Yvonne
Born: 5/6/1937, Taylorville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Died: 8/17/2015, Pacific Palisades, California, U.S.A.

Yvonne Craig’s westerns – actress:
The Young Land – 1959 (Elena de la Madrid)
Bronco (TV) – 1959 (Stphanie Kelton)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) – 1961 (Libby Gillette)
Death Valley Days (TV) – 1962 (Emma)
Laramie (TV) – 1962 (Ginny Malone)
Wide Country (TV) – 1962 (Anita Callahan)
Advance to the Rear – 1964 (Ola)
Wagon Train (TV) – 1964 (Ellie Riggs)
The Big Valley (TV) – 1965 (Allie Kay)
The Wild Wild West (TV) – 1966 (Ecstasy La Joie)

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