Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as Batgirl in the iconic 1960s television series Batman, died Monday, August 17th at the age of 78.
Among her memorable TV and movie roles were Star Trek, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
As a teenager, the promising young dancer showed such promise as a dancer that she was accepted to Denham's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, where she progressed until 1957. Yvonne moved to Los Angeles hoping to continue her dancing, but was soon cast in movies. At first, Yvonne had small parts in pictures starting in 1959 and continued working in the industry until 1974. Joining the Batman series in 1966, Yvonne took on the role as Batgirl, her best known role.
After her TV and movie career, Ms Craig went into the real estate business and carried out philanthropic and charity work.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Aldrich, her sister Meridel Carson and nephews Christopher and Todd Carson.
Yvonne Craig was a repeat guest at Dragon Con and always a fan favorite. Her sense of humor and kind spirit will be greatly missed.