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09 Jul

Yvonne Craig

Best known for her role as Barbara Gordon?Batgirl in the 1960’s TV series, Yvonne Craig was born in Illinois in May of 1937, and raised in Ohio.

She started out as a ballet dancer then after coming to Hollywood she starred in her first film in 1957 (Eighteen and Anxious). She also appeared in two Elvis Presley films, It Happened at the World’s Fair (1963) and Kissin’ Cousins (1964), and even dated Presley for a brief period. She also starred in the cult favorites Ski Party (1965; with Frankie Avalon and Deborah Walley) and Mars Needs Women (1966; with Tommy Kirk).

But her fame would come with the cult Television series “Batman (1966)” in which she played Commissioner Gordon’s daughter, Barbara. Her secret identity was Batgirl and as the Commissioner’s daughter, she had access to all the calls of trouble that was taking place in Gotham. Her character, Batgirl, was part of the 67-68 season, which was the end of the run for the show. After “Batman (1966)”, she also appeared on other television programs such as “Star Trek (1966)” and “The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)”.

Married twice, first to actor Jimmy Boyd, and Kenneth Aldrich.
She published an autobiography in 2000, From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond.

Today Yvonne is retired from acting and works in Real Estate.

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Posted by on July 9, 2006 in Actresses, Whatever Happened To

 

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