Batgirl Yvonne Craig Passes Away At 78


Yvonne Craig, who played Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in the third and final season of Batman (1966-1969) has sadly passed away on August 17, 2015.

According to, the veteran actress passed away at her Pacific Palisade home surrounded by her family and a Hospice caretaker. She passed on when complications occurred due to a battle with Breast Cancer that eventually went to her liver.

She is survived by her sister Meridel Carson, nephews Christopher, Todd Carson and services will be private. However there is a website and address that fans can go to if they want to send their love and condolences by sending flowers and donations to The Angeles Clinic Foundation by mail at:

The Angeles Clinic Foundation
2001 Santa Monica Blvd,
Santa Monica, CA 90404


By going to their website at: and following the “Donate” link.

You can also read more about her legacy by heading over to her page

Although there was a Bat-Girl in the form of Betty Kane, this version of Batgirl was one of the first to go from TV to comics, as opposed to comics to TV as the norm tends to be (Lex Luthor and certain elements of Superman’s powers came from adaptations as well).

Yvonne Craig’s portrayal was so popular that at one point William Dozier and 20th Century FOX thought about spinning her off onto her own series.

Rest in Peace and our condolences go to the family, both biological and Batfamily of this great actress.

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