Batgirl Yvonne Craig dies at 78

Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Yvonne Craig, best known for essaying the role of Batgirl in the 1960’s “Batman” TV series, has died. She was 78.

Craig died on Monday at her home in Pacific Palisades surrounded by her family, her spokesman said. She had been suffering from breast cancer that metastasized to her liver, reports variety.com.

Craig also played Martha, the green Orion Slave Girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk, in the third season of “Star Trek”. Her guest appearances on TV include “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”, “Fantasy Island”, “The Mod Squad” and “The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis”.

She also starred in two films opposite Elvis Presley, “It Happened at the World’s Fair” and “Kissin’ Cousins”.

In 2000, Craig wrote a book, “From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond”, which covered some of her years in the ballet as well as her theatrical career.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth Aldrich, her sister Meridel Carson and nephews Christopher and Todd Carson.

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