She would have been 80.
Somebody asked me the other day about the planned Batgirl movie and what I thought it should be like.
It didn’t take me more than a few beats to go right to Yvonne Craig. Even if you prefer comics, it was Craig who embodied what I consider the heart of the character: She was the smartest person in the room, was one step ahead of everyone else, had skill and sass, and always triumphed even though she was often underestimated.
That’s Batgirl. Everything else is details.
Yvonne Craig was born May 16, 1937. She would have been 80.
I’ve written quite a bit about her over the years, especially when she died in 2015, so here are some links I think you’ll dig. It’s sort of a Best Of — and there are few people in Gotham who deserve it more:
— The 13 BEST BATGIRL EPISODES. Click here.
— Burt Ward and Julie Newmar Recall Yvonne Craig’s Joy and Spirit. Click here.
— 13 QUICK THOUGHTS: The Greatness of Yvonne Craig. Click here.
— PODCAST ALERT: Talking About Yvonne Craig on The Batcave Podcast. Click here.
— Comics Pros and Bat-Personalities Salute Yvonne Craig. Click here.