Julie Newmar is an American actress, dancer and singer, known for a variety of stage, screen, and television roles. She won a Tony Award in 1959 and played Catwoman in the 1960s Batman television series.
Newmar began her career as a dancer in films including The Band Wagon, Demetrius and the Gladiators, and as Dorcas in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, before making her Broadway debut playing Vera in the 1955 musical Silk Stockings. In 1956, she appeared in the Ziegfield Follies. She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Katrin Sveg in the 1958 Broadway play The Marriage-Go-Round, and reprised the role in the 1961 film version. In 1963, she starred in the US national touring production of Stop the World - I Want to Get Off with Joel Grey. Other 1960s stage credits include playing Lola in Damn Yankees! and Irma in Irma la Douce in regional productions. Following her two seasons as Catwoman from 1966-1967, she appeared as a guest star in numerous television series, including a 1973 Columbo episode Double Shock. She went on to appear in the films Hysterical, Deep Space and Ghosts Can't Do It.