Woke up to the news that the first actress to ever portray “Batgirl” has died at aged 78.
Man does this make me sad because I fondly remember Ms. Craig from that Batman television series and am pretty sure she was the first crush that I had even at a very, very, very young age. The original “Batman” series is of course the place that many fans of Craigs work remember her for and this is even stronger in today’s instantly gratified society now that the classic Batman show has finally been released on video. She would join onto the show during its third and final season as “Batgirl/Barbara Gordon” and it was always fun to see the exchanges between Adam West, Burt Ward and herself. Only Alfred knew she was Batgirl in case you wondered. The outfit rocked as well and was totally sixties and believe it or not this still holds up as the ultimate in Batgirl look for most fans of the character. Given my personal vintage I would first watch these shows once they went into syndication and I am thinking that I was around five years old at the time. Outside of the iconic Batman appearance, Craig would also appear in assorted other fantasy/action shows of the time such as “Star Trek”, “Land Of The Giants”, “Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and “Man From U.N.C.L.E.”. According to Kevin Clement, founder of the Chiller Theater Convention, Craig was always a hit with the attendees and a many years guest at the convention and she will be sorely missed. The actress died in her home after battling breast cancer. Rest In Peace Yvonne Craig, we all loved you.
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Official Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yvonne_Craig