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Yvonne Craig Dead - Original Batgirl Dies at 78

Yvonne Craig Dead - Original Batgirl Dies at 78

Yvonne Craig, the first woman to play the role of Batgirl, has died at age 78.

The actress passed away in her home in Pacific Palisades, Calif. on Monday night (August 17), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Yvonne‘s nephew Christopher Carson announced that she was suffering from breast cancer, which had metastasized to her liver.

After starting her career in ballet, Yvonne went on to star opposite Elvis Presley in two of his movies before landing her role on the 1960s ABC series Batman. She played Batgirl for two seasons and later made a memorable appearance in an episode of Star Trek.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to Yvonne‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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  • Angie

    R.I.P.

  • millerz

    Batgirl! So sad :(

    But really Jared? You couldn’t find a better picture to commemorate her with?

  • BLOODSUGAR

    GREAT actress!! GREAT dancer!! GREAT woman!! She will be missed and remembered!!