Batgirl Actress – Yvonne Craig – has Passed Away

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The actress who played Batgirl in the 1960’s Adam West Batman series, Yvonne Craig, has passed away. This is sad. She passed away on Monday, 8/17/2015 from Breast Cancer. She was 78 years old and had been battling cancer for some time with extreme treatment that made complications worse with her liver. Her website states:

“She had been in chemo almost continuously for the past two plus years since being diagnosed and that had weakened her immune system as well as her body. This didn’t dampen her sense of humor or her spirit, she intended to fight and win this battle. In the end, her mind still wanted to fight but her body had given up.”

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Although I have admittedly not seen most of the Batman series, I do know that her role made her iconic being a female superhero. I hope her passing was not painful.

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3 thoughts on “Batgirl Actress – Yvonne Craig – has Passed Away

  1. She was also a soloist with the Ballet Russe before becoming an actress. This came in handy when choreographing her fight sequences for the show.

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