Yvonne Craig, Batgirl from the 1960’s Batman television show passed away yesterday, she was 78. Many of us also remember her as Marta, the green Orion Slave girl in the Star Trek‘s Whom Gods Destroy episode in season three. Her official website issued this statement.
Yvonne Craig passed away at her home in Pacific Palisades, surrounded by her immediate family and comforted by Hospice yesterday night. She died from complications brought about from breast cancer that had metastasized to her liver. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Aldrich, her sister Meridel Carson and nephews Christopher and Todd Carson. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:
The Angeles Clinic Foundation by mail at 2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404 or by going into their website at www.theangelesclinicfoundation.org and following the “Donate” link.
There were a number of television shows and movies from the 60’s and early 70’s that I remember her from, In Like Flint with James Coburn, and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis with Dwayne Hickman and Bob Denver. She was in a ton of fun shows back then. If you’ve watched anything on TVLand, you’ve probably seen her a time of two.
We’re saddened to hear of her passing, she was a class act on the screen and off.