Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Craig

Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois, USA
Death 17 Aug 2015 (aged 78)
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 150935034 · View Source
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American Actress and Dancer. Craig will best be remembered for her role as "Batgirl" in the 1960s TV series, 'Batman'. She began her theatrical career as the youngest member of The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and had toured for three years when she was discovered by John Ford’s son, Patrick and was cast for the lead in the 1959 movie, 'The Young Land', and later that same year would also appear in 'Gidget' and 'The Gene Krupa Story'. She would go on to have roles in such films as 'High Time' (1960), 'By Love Possessed' (1961), 'It Happened at the World’s Fair' (1963), 'Kissin' Cousins' (1964), 'One Spy Too Many' (1966) and 'In Like Flint' (1967). Her highest profile role would come during the 1967-1968 season of 'Batman', when she was cast as librarian Barbara Gordon, whose alter-ego was "Batgirl". She appeared as a guest star in many other television series, including 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis', 'Star Trek', 'The Six Million Dollar Man', 'Land of the Giants', 'Mod Squad', 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.', 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea', 'Love, American Style', 'Emergency' and 'The Courtship of Eddie’s Father'. After she retired from acting, she worked as a real estate agent and went into the prepaid phone card business at its inception. In 2000, she wrote a book of memoirs, 'From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond' and in 2009, did some cartoon voiceover work for Nickelodeon. Craig died in hospice care from complications from breast cancer that had metastasized to her liver.

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