I interrupt my hiatus to bring you some sad news — Yvonne Craig, whom legions of fans remember as BatGirl on the original Batman series, passed away on Monday; she was 78, from complications of breast cancer.
She was a wonderful dancer and actress, and her memorable Marta, the Green Orion in Whom Gods Destroy was the perfect crazy sidekick to Garth.
I remember watching her on Batman as BatGirl, and thinking how cool she was! As a child though, I couldn’t understand how her hair was so short and black as Barbara Gordon but so long and luxuriously red as Bat Girl! (my 7 year old brain hadn’t figured out wigs yet!). After the series ended, she did a funny promo for the Federal Equal Pay Law; something we’re still waiting for…
Here’s the NPR report on her passing:
Here’s the compelling statement from her family:
“Wish Number One, is that her family, friends and fans would know how much she loved them and always treasured her time with them. Wish Number Two, was that no one waste a moment of their time in mourning for her loss in sadness but instead celebrate the awesome life she had been fortunate enough to live. She felt that she lived a wonderful life and was blessed in many ways.”
Rest in Peace lovely lady, actress, and dancer. 😦
(I’ll be back on September 30th)