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Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar (born August 16, 1933) is an American actress, dancer and singer. Her most famous role is Catwoman in the Batman television series. She was born in Los Angeles as Julia Chalene Newmeyer, the eldest of three children born to Don and Helen (née Jesmer) Newmeyer. Her father was head of the Physical Education Department at Los Angeles City College and had played American football professionally in the 1920s with the Los Angeles Buccaneers of the first American Football League. Her brother is John Newmeyer, Harvard Ph.D, a San Francisco-based epidemiologist, author, and Napa Valley winemaker. Newmar was a "dancer-assassin" in Slaves of Babylon (1953) and the "gilded girl" in Serpent of the Nile (1953), in which she was clad in gold paint. She danced in several other films, including The Band Wagon and Demetrius and the Gladiators, and was a ballerina with the Los Angeles Opera. She also worked as a choreographer and dancer for Universal Studios. Her first major role, billed as "Julie Newmeyer", was as "Dorcas", one of the brides in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). Her three minute Broadway appearance as the leggy "Stupefyin' Jones" in the musical Li'l Abner in 1956

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Alleged 'Catwoman' Thief Pleads Not Guilty

Alleged 'Catwoman' Thief Pleads Not Guilty

Robert Ouriel -- the guy accused of robbing the actress famous for playing Catwoman -- just pled not guilty to grand theft.Ouriel was recently arrested for allegedly stealing $25,000 worth of… READ MORE >

'Catwoman' Actress Busts Alleged Jewel Thief

'Catwoman' Actress Busts Alleged Jewel Thief

Catwoman is now a crime fighter ... or at least the woman who played Catwoman is. Cops apprehended a man suspected of stealing $25,000 worth of jewelry from Julie Newmar's home back in 2008 -- and… READ MORE >

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Catwoman & Batman: Old Friends

Catwoman & Batman: Old Friends

Holy time warp, Batman!Julie Newmar, 76, and Adam West, 81 -- the original Catwoman and Batman from the campy '60s TV series -- came out of their bat caves and joined forces in Gotham this… READ MORE >

- 1724 days ago
To Wong Foo Thanks for TMI, Julie Newmar

To Wong Foo Thanks for TMI, Julie Newmar

Don't get too close to the cage -- that cougar still has bite!insertBCSinglePlayer(1511781290);A TMZ photog was a little too excited to learn that Julie Newmar, 74, was out shopping on Robertson… READ MORE >

- 2273 days ago
Catwoman Julie Newmar: 'Memba Her?!

Catwoman Julie Newmar
'Memba Her?!

Julie Newmar is best known for her role as Catwoman on the '60s TV series, "Batman." Guess what she looks like now! READ MORE >

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