Thursday 21 September 2017

Batman TV star Yvonne Craig has died aged 78

Yvonne Craig as Batgirl
Yvonne Craig as Batgirl
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Actress Yvonne Craig, best known for playing Batgirl on the Batman TV show in the 1960 has died.

The news was posted to her official website last night and she passed away on Monday at her home in Pacific Palisades surrounded by family.

Craig died from complications due to breast cancer which had metastasized to her liver.

The actress had a long career during which she also had roes in Star Trek, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Mod Squad, the Man from U.N.C.L.E and more and she starred opposite names incluiding Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and James Coburn.

She also spent some years performing ballet and in 2000 she wrote a book called 'From Ballet to Batcave and Beyond'.

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

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