Yvonne Craig, the prolific actress best known for her role as Batgirl on Batman in the 1960s, has passed away, according to her official website.
Her official obituary says that 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.
Craig also played Marta, the green Orion Slave Girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk, from the third season of Star Trek, in the episode "Whom Gods Destroy."
During her career, Craig appeared as a guest star in many television series, including The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Mod Squad and many more. She worked opposite Bing Crosby, Sal Mineo, Don Knotts, George Hamilton, Dwayne Hickman, Dennis Hopper as well as Elvis Presley and James Coburn.
She would later work outside of Hollywood, both in real estate and in licensing, producing prepaid phone cards that were used as promotional items for productions like Clueless and Looney Tunes. She was committed to education, literacy and the arts and did not only charitable work, but hands-on tutoring as well.
In 2009, she appeared in Nickelodeon's Olivia cartoon series, voicing the grandmother.
Craig is survived by her husband, Kenneth Aldrich, her sister Meridel Carson and nephews Christopher and Todd Carson. A private service is being planned with no date set at the present time. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:The Angeles Clinic Foundation by mail at 2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404 or at www.theangelesclinicfoundation.org.