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Sat Jun 10, 2017, 10:39 AM

Adam West, TVs Batman, Dies at 88

Source: Variety



Adam West — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series “Batman” — died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. A rep said that he died after a short battle with leukemia.

“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement.

Read more: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/adam-west-dead-dies-batman-1202461532/

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Reply Adam West, TVs Batman, Dies at 88 (Original post)
NWCorona Jun 2017 OP
Tripper11 Jun 2017 #1
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kimbutgar Jun 2017 #3
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irisblue Jun 2017 #32
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joeybee12 Jun 2017 #13
LuvNewcastle Jun 2017 #20
joeybee12 Jun 2017 #33
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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 10:42 AM

1. Sad news

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 10:43 AM

2. That's sad... He was great in such a campy role, but irl, a very elegant man.

RIP, Mr. West. I'll remember you fondly.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 10:44 AM

3. Sigh...he was my first crush as a kid

I wrote him a letter and got back a signed picture from him. I thought he was so handsome.

RIP Adam West.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:48 AM

18. he was indeed VERY handsome

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 10:46 AM

4. Holy Caped Crusader!

That's sad news...

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 10:46 AM

5. silent key

he influenced my life as batman.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 10:54 AM

8. .

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 10:53 AM

6. The movie

'Robinson Crusoe on Mars' 1964, was pre-Batman. That's when as a kid I watched in fascination and could remember his line about urine being too salty while searching for water.

I was only 9 and it was weird at my age to hear that. I really liked the movie!

How did Jared Kushner get into the picture?

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 10:58 AM

9. Liked the way he spoke---kind of staccato

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 10:58 AM

10. Damn. :( Godspeed!

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:02 AM

11. RIP...

I will dance the Batusi in your honor

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 12:59 PM

31. That's Victor Buono as King Tut.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Buono



"Buono made his first network TV appearance playing the bearded poet Bongo Benny in an episode of 77 Sunset Strip."

Roger Smith of that series died a few days back.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Smith_(actor)

"Buono played the villain King Tut on the television series Batman. A Jekyll-and-Hyde character, William McElroy is a timid Yale professor of Egyptology who, after being hit in the head with a brick at a peace rally, assumes the persona of the charismatic, monomaniacal Egyptian King Tut. When he suffers another blow to the head, the villain recovers his meek academic personality. The role, which proved to be the most frequently featured original villain in the series, was one of Buono's favorites because he was delighted at being able to overact without restraint.
....

"Buono was unusual among gay performers of his era by openly living together with same-sex partners, although he was not flamboyant about his lifestyle and referred to himself as a "conscientious objector" in the "morality revolution" of the 1960s."

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 01:07 PM

32. That is good dancing for a bat.

My sister & I would race to clean the kitchen & wash dishes, put them away so we could watch that show, and when the Green Hornet did the crossovers was just too cool for dealing with.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:09 AM

12. My First Hero

Wholly sad, Batman.
RIP

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:22 AM

13. And the mayor of Quahog

 

RIP

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 12:04 PM

20. I liked him even more as mayor.

He had some of the best lines on the show.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 01:36 PM

33. He seemed to be playing a version of how people viewed

 

Him in real life. Sort of out there. He did have great lines on Family Guy . He will be missed.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:22 AM

14. RIP...

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:28 AM

15. Oh no!

That was one of my favorite shows in the '60s when I was little.

What a bummer.

R.I.P. and BAM! POW! back atcha!

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:31 AM

16. The Best Batman:

 

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 12:56 PM

28. Thank You

I have never seen that.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:39 AM

17. Rest In Peace, Mr. West.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:53 AM

19. RIP

 

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 12:05 PM

21. I loved that show!

RIP, Mr. West. You touched a lot of lives!

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 12:05 PM

22. :-(

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 12:16 PM

23. I raise my can of Bat Shark Repelent in salute!

 

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 12:20 PM

24. ...

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 12:46 PM

25. Seth MacFarlane:

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 12:49 PM

26. That's sad. I was a big fan. The show is still on MeTv.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 12:49 PM

27. :-(

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 12:57 PM

29. Very bummed to hear this.

Was a big fan when I was a kid, before I knew what "camp" was.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 12:57 PM

30. He aleays had a crush on Catwoman. Who could blame him.






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Response to CentralMass (Reply #30)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 03:42 PM

39. There were three catwomen. Which was your favorite?

Lee Meriwether, Eartha Kitt, or Julie Newmar.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #39)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 05:29 PM

41. It is really tough to cho5ozs. They were all good. However I think Julie Newmar is my favorite.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #39)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 07:41 PM

46. Julie Newmar

By a whisker. She was purrrrrrrfect.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 02:30 PM

34. ...

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 02:49 PM

35. He did a guest voice in the Batman animated series of the 1990s. . .

. . .as the "Gray Ghost"

Gray Ghost - Adam West
Batman - Kevin Conroy

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 03:01 PM

36. How the hell did they change into costume sliding down the Batpole?

I could never figure that out.

RIP

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 03:12 PM

37. I understand that the actor playing Batman died. But why did you run a picture of Bruce Wayne? NT

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 03:40 PM

38. RIP Adam West

The original and only Batman for me.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 03:47 PM

40. Let us all Batusi

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 05:32 PM

42. RIP Batman.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #42)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 05:46 PM

43. Classic stuff

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 06:03 PM

44. Batmam guest star window cameos during wall climb6s


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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 07:44 PM

47. I have watched

the movie a number of times. Sometimes just to see the part where he looks at the camera and says, "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb."

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 09:31 AM

48. May he rest in peace

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