Newswire: R.I.P. Yvonne Craig, TV’s Batgirl and Star Trek guest star
Actress and ballet dancer Yvonne Craig has died as a result of complications due to breast cancer. She was 78.
Craig was born in Taylorville, Illinois, but grew up in Columbus, Ohio. Trained as a ballet dancer—she was a member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in the ’50s—Craig moved into acting and appeared in Gidget, The Young Land, and The Gene Krupa Story in 1959. She began doing more television work in the ’60s, including an appearance on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. as well as portraying five different girlfriends to Dwayne Hickman’s Dobie Gillis on The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis. Craig also appeared in two films with Elvis Presley—It Happened At The World’s Fair and Kissin’ Cousins—and the two dated for a brief period.
Craig is perhaps best known, however, for her role as Barbara Gordon and …