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R.I.P. Yvonne Craig…, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0


To the hottest BatGirl and Barbara Gordon there ever was… ;-(

Watching those reruns of BatMan as a young lad while growing up in the 70’s…We all looked forward to seeing her appearances. She was female Superhero to many.


1910236-yvonne-craig-incarnait-barbara-gordon-675x0-2 ย Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl, dies at 78 –

(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.

The cancer metastasized to her liver, and she died Monday in her home in Pacific Palisades.

“She had been in chemo almost continuously for the past two plus years since being diagnosed and that had weakened her immune system as well as her body,” her family said in a statement late Tuesday night.

“This didn’t dampen her sense of humor or her spirit, she intended to fight and win this battle. In the end, her mind still wanted to fight but her body had given up.”

Craig originated the role of Batgirl in the show’s third and final season in 1967, kapowing and zzonking the bad guys alongside Adam West and Burt Ward’s dynamic duo of Batman and Robin.

“I hear from women that I was their role model,” she told CNN in an interview earlier this year. “‘When I was a little girl, I realized that girls could kick butt just like guys,’ [they’d say].”

She also had a memorable role as the green-skinned Orion slave girl Marta who wanted to kill Captain Kirk in a third-season episode of “Star Trek.”

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Posted by Chuck Gee - August 19, 2015 at 5:25 AM

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Holy Old Batman and big Robin!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

batgirl_13I wish my childhood hero’s would stay the same as I remember them:( Adam West is really old but glad he is alive. My cousin Randy met him at a Mall opening in Florida in 1976. He was kind enough to get me a signed 8×10 photograph. I wish I still had that. Burt Ward is really obese now. Farrah Fawcett is nothing more than ashes ๐Ÿ™ Holly Marshall grew up. Superman is dead. (both of them).The list goes on and on. Sad, sad, sad.


But Adam and Burt are supposed to be apart of a new Batman and Robin animated series movie so that’s cool!

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Posted by Chuck Gee - March 30, 2015 at 3:19 PM

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The Professor is now fixing radio’s in heaven R.I.P, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

According to Dawn Well’s Facebook page Russell Johnson passed away this morning. As far as I have seen it hasn’t hit the news wire yet. Such a shame. What a great show..:(. I guess its just her (Dawn Wells and Tina Louise left.)… ๐Ÿ™ I enjoyed watching Gilligan’s Island as a kid and yes it was in reruns by then…And I always voted for Mary Ann!

My 2 favorite people are now gone. The Professor past away this morning. My heart is broken.



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Posted by Chuck Gee - January 16, 2014 at 2:15 PM

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