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    Adam West, TV’s ‘Batman,’ Dies at 88


    June 10, 2017 | 08:19AM PT


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    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series "[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]" — 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.

    With its "Wham! Pow!" onscreen exclamations, flamboyant villains and cheeky tone, "Batman" became a surprise hit with its premiere on ABC in 1966, a virtual symbol of ’60s kitsch. Yet West’s portrayal of the superhero and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, ultimately made it hard for him to get other roles, and while he continued to work throughout his career, options remained limited because of his association with the character.

    West also chafed against the darker versions of Bob Kane’s hero that emerged in more recent years, beginning with the Michael Keaton-starring, Tim Burton-directed adaptations that began in 1989, and followed by Christopher Nolan’s enormously successful Dark Knight trilogy.

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    Yes, he was the best Batman-in my opinion.

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    I remember coming home from grade school to watch him every day (and dark shadows, lol)

    We went on a family vacation to Austin TX in 1966. Went to the capitol, museums, would have gone to the tower, but that was the day of the infamous shooting from the tower on the UT campus.

    The next day we went to a hang gliding event (yes they had that, that long ago!) and Adam West was there and we got to meet him.

    Certainly made my whole year, at that age!

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