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TV Batgirl Yvonne Craig dies at the age of 78

By AP Reporter

Yvonne Craig, who played the sexy Batgirl in the 1960s TV hit Batman, has died aged 78.

She died on Monday at her Los Angeles home of complications from breast cancer, her family said.

After beginning her career as a ballet dancer, Ms Craig landed dozens of acting roles in TV shows in the early 1960s, and co-starred in two Elvis Presley films.

But she was best known as Batgirl in the 1967-68 season of ABC's Batman - and for an episode of the original Star Trek, as the green Orion Slave Girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk.

Ms Craig later pursued various business ventures, but also did voiceover work, including the role of Grandma in the recent Nickelodeon cartoon series Olivia.

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