Batgirl Yvonne Craig Loses Battle to Breast Cancer

by Mrinal VermaAugust 22, 2015

If you are a big comic books and movie buff, you already know about the greatness that was Yvonne Craig. She was the one to start the bandwagon for powerful female superhero characters on the screen. Before the existence of great amazing ladies playing brilliant characters on screen and getting worldwide appreciation for it, Craig was the first one to make a mark for herself and for the whole womanhood.

She portrayed the character of Batgirl in the television series named Batman. Even today people adore the work she did in the series which was on air in 1967. In a time period when all the attention was on Adam West and Burt Ward who played Batman and Robin respectively, Craig joined in the cast in the third and the final season as Batgirl. Also Read: iPhone 7 Specifications

If this wasn’t enough to her credit, she was also an extremely talented and trained dancer. She refused to use a stunt double and all of her actions were done by her herself. The great actor has been suffering from Brest Cancer for the past two years and we are sad to announce that her battle came to an end on 17 August.

Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Craig

The cancer metastasized to her liver and the actor died at the age of 78. Since the last two years, she has been in a constant battle against breast cancer. She has been in chemo for the entire time, and her family reported that the continuous medication tired her body and weakened her immune system. Also Check: LG G5 Specifications, Price and News

Craig also has other remarkable roles in her pocket as Marta from Star Trek who appeared in the third season, and her role in It Happened at the World’s Fair, Kissin’ Cousins etc. She was highly respectable as a dancer and was also a member of a ballet company. She did reveal in one of her interviews that her first interest was never acting and even when a chance came knocking at her door, she was not particularly thrilled. But, thankfully, she ended up agreeing to play the role of the leading lady in the 1959’s movie The Young Land.

“I hear from women that I was their role model,” she said in one of her interviews. “When I was a little girl, I realized that girls could kick butt just like guys.”

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About The Author
Mrinal Verma
Mrinal Verma
I have always been that girl in the corner with glasses dangling between my ears and my nose buried deep in a book. 20 year old English Literature major, and I absolutely love reading books, watching TV shows and movies that mentally torture me and keeps me up all night crying over the characters that do not exist. And just like everybody else, I enjoy a good cup of coffee and the pleasure of listening to good music.

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