TV’s Batgirl Yvonne Craig Dies at 78

Yvonne Craig, US actress, in costume, in a studio portrait, against a yellow background, issued as publicity for the US television series, 'Batman', circa 1967. The series, featuring DC Comics characters, starred Craig as ''Barbara Gordon/Batgirl'. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Yvonne Craig, the actress who is best known for playing Batgirl in the 1960s TV version of Batman passed away Monday at the age of 78.

Craig passed away in her home in Pacific Palisades surrounded by friends and family according to her spokesman. If you recall Craig had been suffering from breast cancer for quite a while and it reportedly was affecting her liver.

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.

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