“Batgirl” Yvonne Craig, Dead at Age 78

Posted by on August 19, 2015 8:52 am
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“Batgirl” Yvonne Craig, Dead at Age 78

Yvonne Craig, who starred as Batgirl in the 1960s TV series, has died at her home in California, her family said. She was 78.

She had been fighting breast cancer for two years but it had spread through her body “much to our dismay,” the family said in a statement.

Craig also appeared in episodes of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” “Star Trek” and “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” and starred in two movies alongside Elvis Presley — “It Happened at the World’s Fair” and “Kissin’ Cousins.”

However, she was best known for her role on “Batman,” which began in 1966.

 

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