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 (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.
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