The Ohio-born actress tries to keep up her humor. Her first marriage, to actor-singer Jimmy Boyd, famous for an early ’50s hit recording, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” ended after two years. Back then, Craig took work in any form, including a part in Mars Needs Women, which is on many film critics’ short lists for worst movie of all time.
She’s now married to venture capital businessman Ken Aldrich of Santa Monica, Calif., and proudly boasted a few years back, “He had never seen me in anything but By Love Possessed.”
At comic book conventions, Craig keep the peace between Batman and Robin, although Robin is less likely to show up these days now that he and his wife have started a Great Dane rescue service in Northern California.
Of her leading men, Craig recalls Elvis most fondly. The two appeared together in It Happened at the World’s Fair and Kissin’ Cousins. “You never really go out with Elvis. You went in with Elvis,” she says. “He was a homebody. We’d watch movies at his place, and he was a perfect Southern gentleman.”
Elvis had claimed many times that he had slept with all his leading ladies — except for one. About two years ago, Mary Tyler Moore, who starred with Elvis in Change of Habit, claimed it was her — joking with a Florida audience, “What was I thinking?”
Does this mean Craig shared a "hunk-a-hunk-a burnin' love" with the King? No, she said. “I didn’t sleep with him either. … We spent a lot of time just watching his crazy pet monkey. I swear.” Buck Wolf is a producer at ABCNEWS.com. The Wolf Files is a weekly feature. If you want to receive notice weekly when a new column is published, join the e-mail list.