Julie Newmar, “Catwoman,” et al.

Julie Newmar (born Julia Chalene Newmeyer, August 16, 1933) is an American actress, dancer, and singer, known for a variety of stage, screen, and television roles as well as a writer, lingerie inventor, and real estate mogul. She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Katrin Sveg in the 1958 Broadway production of The Marriage-Go-Round, and reprised the role in the 1961 film version. In the 1960s, she starred for two seasons as Catwoman in the television series Batman (1966–1967). Her other stage credits include the Ziegfeld Follies in 1956, Lola in Damn Yankees! in 1961, and Irma in Irma la Douce in 1965 in regional productions.

Newmar appeared in the music video for George Michael‘s 1992 single “Too Funky,” and had a cameo as herself in the 1995 film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. Her voice work includes the animated feature films Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016) and Batman vs. Two-Face (2017), where she reprised her role as Catwoman 50 years after the original television series.

Before she was Catwoman, Julie Newmar​ starred in My Living Doll as Rhoda, a robot created for the U.S Air Force who winds up in the hands of Dr. Bob McDonald (played by Bob Cummings.) See POP COLORTURE’s newly colorized opening and enjoy the exclusive, never-before-heard version of the theme song with lyrics!

Lyrics: My living doll, made to order. She is perfection in a girl. She’s no ordinary kind. AF-709 is my own genuine living doll

ATTENTION: Although 26 episodes were produced, only 11 are known to currently exist. Other episodes are thought to be held by collectors and Jack Chertok Television is actively searching for any copies in order to restore the series and release it to the public. If you know the whereabouts of any episodes, please send me a message or contact Peter Greenwood at martianlic@hotmail.com

Batman (1966), Catwoman

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