Batgirl Actress Yvonne Craig Passes Away At Age 78

YvonneCraigActress and pop culture icon Yvonne Craig passed away at her home in Pacific Palisades this week. She died from complications brought about from breast cancer that had metastasized to her liver.

Craig was best known for her portrayal of Batgirl / Barbara Gordon on the 1960's Batman television series. She was a pioneer for not only female superheroes but an role model for many women growing up in the 60's and 70's.

She also played Marta, the Orion Slave Girl in the Star Trek episode Whom Gods Destroy as well as appearing on The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Wild Wild West, The Many Love of Doby Gillis, Fantasy Island, The Six Million Dollar Man and many other shows.

Her last credited role was as the voice of Grandmother on the 2009 Nickelodeon series Olivia.

According to her official website, instead of flowers to please make donations to: The Angeles Clinic Foundation by mail at 2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404 or at

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