Yvonne Craig who played Batgirl on the 60’s Batman show starring Adam West and Burt Ward died at the age of 78. The actress had been in a fight against breast cancer for two years, according to a post on her website.
The cancer had moved to her liver and killed her on Monday. The statement went on to say:
“She had been in chemo almost continuously for the past two plus years since being diagnosed and that had weakened her immune system as well as her body.”
Besides Yvonne Craig’s most recognizable role as Batgirl, she also appeared on many episodes of “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” (1959 – 1963) alongside Dwayne Hickman and Bob Denver and on Star Trek (1966 – 1969) as Marta the green skinned alien in the third season.
R.I.P. Yvonne Craig (1937 – 2015)