Yvonne Craig, most famous for playing Batgirl on the 1960s Batman TV show, died on Monday from breast cancer that had spread to her liver, her family announced late Tuesday. She was 78. Along with her iconic role fighting villains alongside Adam West's Batman, Craig had parts in several other '60s and '70s TV shows, including Star Trek, Dobie Gillis, My Three Sons, Perry Mason, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Mod Squad, Starsky and Hutch, and Fantasy Island. She also starred with Elvis Presley in It Happened at the World's Fair and Kissin' Cousins. Craig started her career as a ballet dancer, and ended as a real estate broker, businesswoman, and advocate for free mammograms. "I hear from women that I was their role model," she said earlier this year. A common accolade: "When I was a little girl, I realized that girls could kick butt just like guys." [CNN, USA Today]

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