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Sad News: TV’s Batgirl, Yvonne Craig, Has Died 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, who played Batgirl on the 1960s Batman TV show, has passed away at age 78.

Variety reports that Craig died in her home surrounded by family at the end of a struggle with breast cancer that had spread to her liver. In addition to her work on Batman, Craig appeared on Star Trek, where she also showed off some of her ballet skills.

She wrote a book in 2000, “From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond,” that covered her years of ballet and her acting career, which included two Elvis movies and various TV guest appearances up to a role from 2009-2011 on the animated children’s show Olivia.

Craig is survived by her husband, sister, and two nephews, though to us, she’ll live on forever in one of the most iconic TV shows of all time.

(via Variety)

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