|Above, Yvonne Craig as Batgirl.|
This is stunning news.
CNN reported that Yvonne Craig, who played Barbara Gordon/Batgirl on television's Batman series of the 1960s, died August 17.
(CNN) Before Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman, before Joanna Cameron's Isis, before Scarlett Johannsson's Black Widow, Yvonne Craig was a pioneer of female superheroes on screen.
As an actress, she originated the role of Batgirl in the 1960s "Batman" television series. As a trained dancer, she did her own stunts.
Craig died this week after a long two-year battle with breast cancer. She was 78.Jim Nolt said that he invited Craig to the Superman Celebration of last summer, but she declined the invitation. Now we know why, unfortunately.
I was fortunate to meet Craig at Noel Neill's 85th birthday luncheon in 2005.
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