Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > Classic Dramas/Dramedies > Batman

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fall Premiere Dates for CBS; CBS and Viacom in Merger Talks Yet Again
Fri-Yay: Reaction to The Good Place Ending; Antenna TV Brings Back Webster, What's Happening!! and What's Happening Now!!
New Chip 'n' Dale Coming to Disney+ in 2020; Inside the Actors Studio Moves to Ovation and Starts with Sitcom-Themed Show
TBS Celebrates Seinfeld's 30th Anniversary; Netflix Renews Russian Doll for Season 2
Netflix Series Adds Rising Star to New Series; Corporate Gets 3rd and Final Season
Comedy Central Schedules Lights Out with David Spade; NBC's The Good Place to End After Season 4
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 10, 2019)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two

04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 2
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons (WBShop.com)
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
06/04 - The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est Brady Bunch TV & Movie Collection
06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-19-2015, 12:46 AM   #1
Vahan
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 14, 2008
Posts: 2,681
Default Yvonne Craig (1937-2015)

http://www.yvonnecraig.com/news/2015...craigs-family/
Vahan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2015, 01:15 AM   #2
Zoneboy
RIP, I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU :(
Moderator
Forum Celebrity
 
Zoneboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 13, 2003
Location: AT HOME WISHING ALL THIS WAS JUST A DREAM AND THAT I'LL WAKE UP FROM THIS NIGHTMARE.
Posts: 31,554
Unhappy Actual Obit

Link


YVONNE CRAIG

May 16, 1937 – August 17, 2015

Yvonne Craig passed away at her home in Pacific Palisades, surrounded by her immediate family and comforted by Hospice yesterday night. She died from complications brought about from breast cancer that had metastasized to her liver. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Aldrich, her sister Meridel Carson and nephews Christopher and Todd Carson. A private service is being planned with no date set at the present time. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The Angeles Clinic Foundation by mail at 2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404 or by going into their website at www.theangelesclinicfoundation.org and following the “Donate” link.

Yvonne Craig began her theatrical career as the youngest member of The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and toured for three years when she was accidentally discovered by John Ford’s son Patrick and cast for the lead in the movie The Young Land.

This was quickly followed by many years of film and television including two movies with Elvis Presley (It Happened at the World’s Fair and Kissin Cousins). However, she is probably best known for originating the role as Batgirl in the 1966 TV series of Batman, or for her character “Marta” from the third season of Star Trek in the episode Whom God’s Destroy where she played the well remembered insane green Orion Slave Girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk.

Over a span of years she appeared as a guest star in many television series, including The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Six Million Dollar Man,Land of the Giants, Mod Squad, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Love American Style, Emergency, and Courtship of Eddie’s Father just to name a few and worked opposite Bing Crosby, Sal Mineo, Don Knotts, George Hamilton, Dwayne Hickman, Dennis Hopper as well as Elvis Presley and James Coburn.

Her next career was that of a real estate broker where she was involved not only in commercial real estate, but also residential income properties for a period of years and still held a real estate license.

Yvonne and her sister, Meridel went into the prepaid phone card business at its inception producing phone cards for charitable events as well as promotional phone cards for the Paramount film Clueless and both Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny cards for Warner Bros. stores, as well as many charitable organizations for fundraisers.

In 2000, Ms. Craig wrote a book of anecdotal memoirs, From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond, which covered some of her years in the ballet and her theatrical career.

She actively did voice over work including voicing the role of Grandma in the 2009 Olivia cartoon series for Nickelodeon, and she was recently Executive Producer for the documentary feature film BIRTH.

She and her husband have traveled extensively all over the world, preferring adventure type travel, which has taken them to many countries through the years, and back to Africa seven times.

Yvonne has been involved with social work as well as philanthropic work through the years, and was a public voice to support worker unions and equal pay for woman, as well as supporting free mammograms for women who cannot afford them.

She and her husband have also been advocates of education and long time supporters of education on all levels. They are actively involved with the Phillips Brooks House Association at Harvard, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, two different charter schools, and the Liberal Education for Arts Professionals out of St. Mary’s College of California better known as LEAP. She also volunteered time and tutored and mentored disadvantaged students.
__________________
As long as people talk about you, you're not really dead. As long as they speak your name, you continue. A legend doesn't die just because the man does.
Zoneboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2015, 04:29 PM   #3
AB
Supernatural - Dean
Forum Celebrity
 
AB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 26, 2006
Location: The South
Posts: 43,894
Default

Rest in peace.
Attached Images
 
AB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2015, 04:58 PM   #4
simmytbone
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 17, 2009
Posts: 1,364
Default

http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/t...family-n412206

She also appeared in the 60's Spy Series The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Personally, I prefer her on U.N.C.L.E. than of her role as Batgirl

Here's Yvonne Craig playing Cecille Bergstrom in an episode of U.N.C.L.E. entitled The Brain Killers Affair from the Very 1st Season


Here she is playing Maude Waverly in The Film Version of U.N.C.L.E. entitled One Spy Too Many


Here she again is playing Maude Waverly in One Spy Too Many


Here's another pic of Craig w/William Shatner in the 3rd and Final Season of The Original Star Trek playing the role of Marta


Here's another pic of Craig w/Lee Majors in an episode of The Big Valley entitled The Invaders playing the role of Allie Kay


The Cast of The Original Batman on a Prime Time Version of abc's All-Star Family Feud w/the late Richard Dawson


Adam West, Burt Ward and Yvonne Craig in the 21st Century


God Bless You Yvonne Craig, May You R.I.P.

Please say hello to your Batfriends and to your U.N.C.L.E. Leo G. Carroll


__________________
Lisa Marie Varon, Lisa Moretti, Jazz, Lilian Garcia & Dawn Marie
The Fab 5-Underrated, but AWESOME in my book

Atlanta Falcons: RISE UP

Last edited by simmytbone; 08-20-2016 at 03:19 PM.
simmytbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2015, 10:12 PM   #5
faraj
Member
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 03, 2004
Posts: 706
Default

Well, she sure didn't survive this Bat Trap which was the cancer.
__________________
John
faraj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2015, 11:04 PM   #6
Mr. Television
16 Years at Sitcoms Online
Forum Legend
 
Mr. Television's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 06, 2003
Location: Were you're not
Posts: 61,099
Default

R.I.P. Yvonne.
__________________
Sonny
Mr. Television is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 06:58 PM   #7
RickyRick
Member
Occasional Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 17, 2011
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 20
Default

Note to Yvonne Craig fans.... On eBay just now I just spotted a 16mm copy of her RARE 1966 unsold pilot, "Three Coins In A Fountain" (based on the 1954 feature film).
RickyRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 07:26 AM   #8
Schmoopie
In memory of my husband
Moderator
Forum Veteran
 
Schmoopie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 13, 2008
Location: Mill Creek, WA
Posts: 13,393
Default

Very sad. She was in a few episodes of "Dobie Gillis" as well.
__________________
In memory of my wonderful husband. I love and miss you very much, but I will always keep you in my heart.


September 23, 1961-January 14, 2019
Schmoopie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2015, 02:05 AM   #9
TMC
Member
Forum Celebrity
 
Join Date: Jan 09, 2001
Posts: 33,836
Default Popular Comics Characters Imported From Other Media

http://whatculture.com/comics/10-pop...r-media.php/10



Quote:
2. Barbara Gordon

First appearance: With viewing figures falling by the time of the third season of ABC’s pop art kitsch take on Batman in 1967, the producers decided to court new audiences, particularly girls, and so decided to introduce a female hero to the show’s traditional Batman and Robin dynamic.

Although a Batwoman and Bat-girl already existed in the DC comics past, they were deemed too old fashioned and incapable of connecting with modern young women of the 1960s. Hence the introduction of the late Yvonne Craig as librarian and commissioner’s daughter Barbara Gordon who moonlights as Batgirl (without the hyphen).

In the comics: Much like Renee Montoya, Barbara is a character who was created for a medium outside the comics, but actually appeared on the page before she appeared on screen. The TV show’s producers approached DC editor Julius Schwartz to create the new modern young female character for them, resulting in Barbara appearing in the comic The Million Dollar Debut Of Batgirl! (Detective Comics #359) a few months before she was seen on TV.

Although the TV series did not last beyond its third season, the Barbara version of Batgirl became a regular fixture in the comics over the following decades. Batman: The Killing Joke in 1988 dramatically transformed the character, having her shot and paralysed by the Joker, eventually resulting in her becoming wheelchair bound genius hacker Oracle. After the New 52 reboot, now Barbara is Batgirl again and has her own title, but the paralysis and Oracle era still happened at some point in the past.

And back again?: As the best known version of Batgirl, Barbara Gordon has donned the mask and cape for virtually every animated version of the Batman and DC world, including the futuristic Batman Beyond in which she is portrayed as the future police commissioner.

In the live action films, Batgirl was instead an invented Barbara Wilson played by Alicia Silverstone in Batman And Robin, while Commissioner Gordon had a daughter that appeared very briefly as a young child in The Dark Knight. Her role as Oracle was adapted into the TV series Birds Of Prey in 2002 with Dina Meyer as Barbara. Presumably she hasn’t been born yet in Gotham, but that will happen sooner or later.

Jena Malone’s part in Batman V Superman is also rumored to be Barbara, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Last edited by TMC; 08-20-2016 at 03:10 AM.
TMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2016, 05:34 AM   #10
TMC
Member
Forum Celebrity
 
Join Date: Jan 09, 2001
Posts: 33,836
Default

Basically, the show was the source for Barbara Gordon since the TV execs wanted a female character and went to DC who came up with her. Although her comic book appearance predated her initial episode's air date, she wouldn't have existed at all without the series.
TMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 03:34 AM   #11
faraj
Member
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 03, 2004
Posts: 706
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmoopie
Very sad. She was in a few episodes of "Dobie Gillis" as well.
Yeah, in various roles, including Aphrodite where she was seen flexing her muscles which seems weird since I never saw a girl flex her muscles before. But she was Batgirl.
faraj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2016, 06:39 PM   #12
TMC
Member
Forum Celebrity
 
Join Date: Jan 09, 2001
Posts: 33,836
Default

YVONNE CRAIG Birthday Salute! 13 BEST BATGIRL EPISODES -- incl BATMAN '66 #21 https://t.co/ldDSpDxqDA

TMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2016, 09:45 PM   #13
OH Nuts!
WINGing it on a Sandpiper!
Forum Legend
 
OH Nuts!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 15, 2005
Posts: 78,551
Default

R.I.P. Yvonne
__________________
Thank you SHOUT! & Antenna TV

xxoo You both Rock!!
OH Nuts! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 02:58 AM   #14
TMC
Member
Forum Celebrity
 
Join Date: Jan 09, 2001
Posts: 33,836
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TMC
YVONNE CRAIG Birthday Salute! 13 BEST BATGIRL EPISODES -- incl BATMAN '66 #21 https://t.co/ldDSpDxqDA

It just occurred to me that this past Wednesday marked a year since Yvonne Craig passed away:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woowSOnDllc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhiSE6d5yp0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6yU48CgxCg
TMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 07:36 AM   #15
king of comedy
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 31, 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,097
Default

May she rest in peace! As of this time, she is the 1 and only Batgirl.
king of comedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:18 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.