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Yvonne Craig - Overview

Date of Birth: May 16, 1937     Date of Death: Aug 17, 2015
Place of Birth: Taylorville, Illinois, United States
Nationality: United States
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A beautiful and engaging actress best known for her role as Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, on the playful TV classic "Batman" (ABC 1966-68), Yvonne Craig started out as a ballet dancer. She was second lead dancer in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo before moving into acting in her 20s. Her early acting career included a series of small film parts, including roles in teen hit "Gidget" (1959), jazz biopic "The Gene Krupa Story" (1959), and western "The Young Land" (1959), where she appeared alongside Dennis Hopper, all in 1959. That same year, she also began appearing in the teen comedy "The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis" (CBS 1959-1963); she played six different girls wooed by the title character over the course of three seasons. Craig maintained a steady film career through the '60s, co-starring opposite Elvis Presley in two of his most popular films, "It Happened at the World's Fair" (1963) and "Kissin' Cousins (1964), playing a dangerous Russian ballerina opposite super spy James Coburn in "In Like Flint" (1967), and starring in the cult favorite "Mars Needs Women"... Read More
2009 - 2011
Voiced the role of Grandma on the animated series "Olivia"
Made final film appearance in "Diggin' Up Business" (released theatrically in the USA in 1992)
Last film appearance to date "Diggin' Up Business" (released theatrically in the USA in 1992)
Last film for nearly two decades, "How To Frame a Figg"
Co-starred in final film for nearly two decades, "How To Frame a Figg"
Had memorable guest appearance on "Star Trek"
Guest starred on "Star Trek" as Marta the Orion Slave