TV’s Batgirl Yvonne Craig Dies

She was 78.

Yvonne Craig

  • David Murrell

    I simply loved the original “Batman” TV series. The producers and writers had the satire down pat — and what was interesting was that the ultra-politically correct TV reviewers hated the show, perhaps for the reason that the show effectively lampooned the New York City establishment.

    Batgirl was something of a minor figure, but she effectively stretched the corny-satire even further than the norm for the show. (Remember the satire poked at the ultra-liberal anti-crime approach with the NYC justice system? A scream that was).

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      The Green Lantern’s side-kick, Kato (Bruce Lee), got all pissed off when he had to let the Batboy Robin toss his salad in an episode featuring both teams of crime-fighters….

      • David Murrell

        Didn’t know about that one. But the Hollywood gossip at the time to say that Adam West’s “Robin” (played by Burt Ward) was terrible obnoxious and arrogant towards the production crew. A no no, and something that should never happen during production.

  • eMan14

    Another fond image of Yvonne Craig from Star Trek

  • Waffle

    78?? That made her an old bat, eh? (groan)

  • Hard Little Machine

    What the hell did they bras out of back then? Cardboard?

    • simus1

      Nothing compared to an earlier era.
      Breakfast in Boston’s Parker House Hotel coffee shop.
      The cashier must have been about 18-20, almost six
      feet tall and built like a catamaran. Must have been
      going to a nearby drama school or photo shoot after
      her early shift.
      Truly awe inspiring.