|robbo||Date: Thursday, 20 Aug 2015, 01:44 | Message # 31|
|R.I.P. Original Batgirl Yvonne Craig |
Actress Yvonne Craig, who starred in the role of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in the 1960s "Batman" TV series, passed away in her home on Monday night at the age of 78.
Also an American ballet dancer and actress best known for her role as Batgirl.
Craig had a long career on TV with roles in "The Man from Uncle," "The Wild Wild West" "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir" and also in the original "Star Trek" series, the other of course was her joining "Batman" in which she did all her own stunts and motorcycle riding as Batgirl.
For the first 14 years of her life, she originally trained to be a ballet dancer and was a member of the corps de ballet of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in the 1950s. Gradually, she moved into acting.
She was absolutely beautiful in Batgirl quite stunning as was Julie Newmar as Catwoman. "Purrr"
Yvonne Craig in "Like Flint", as Natasha the ballerina (1967)