Adam West, who portrayed many characters in the movies and on TV died June the 9th 2017 at the age 88.  The cause was leukemia, his publicist, Molly Schoneveld, said in a statement.

Most people remember him as the superhero Batman in a wildly popular television show in the 1960s.

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His dozens of other film and television credits, from westerns to police dramas, seemed to be forgotten.

Popular culture remembered him solely for his role on a half-hour adventure that lasted just three seasons, from 1966 to 1968.

 

Batman in its first two seasons, aired two nights a week. 120 episodes where produced during its three-year run on ABC-TV.

At the end of each episode, viewers were invited to tune in again, “same Bat time, same Bat channel.”

“I decided early on to embrace the character,” Adam West told the Guardian newspaper in 2014. “I mean how many actors are lucky enough to play a character that becomes iconic?”

The show was campy but it was entertaining and fun.

 

 Batman Doing the Batusi 

 

Adam West starred in a “Batman” feature film in 1966.  Batman lunchboxes, toy cars and Halloween costumes, trading cards were everywhere.

He later took on frequent roles, often as a voice-over actor, playing himself or some version of the Batman character.

Beginning in 2000, with his tongue firmly in cheek, Adam West played a corrupt mayor in the animated series “Family Guy”  — a mayor named Adam West.

 

 

 

 

Short History of other Batman


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