Yvonne Craig, known to many of us as Batgirl in the 1960’s Batman TV series, passed away on Monday surrounded by her family. According to her spokesman, she had been suffering from breast cancer that metastasized to her liver.
Craig’s credits include the role of Martha, the green Orion Slave Girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk, in the third season of Star Trek. She had guest roles on The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Fantasy Island, The Mod Squad and The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis. She appeared on the big screen opposite Elvis Presley in the films It Happened at the World’s Fair and Kissin’ Cousins.
Craig is survived by her husband, Kenneth Aldrich, her sister Meridel Carson and nephews Christopher and Todd Carson. She was 78.