Actor Adam West died Friday night after a short battle with leukemia in Los Angeles. He was 88.
Donning the costume of the Cape Crusader one more time, West will be buried wearing the Batman costume that made him famous.*
His role as the Caped Crusader in the 1966-68 ABC series “Batman” that defined West’s career.
With its flamboyant villains and cheeky tone, “Batman” became a surprise hit with its premiere on ABC in 1966, a virtual symbol of ’60s kitsch. The half-hour action comedy was such a hit that it aired twice a week on ABC at its peak. But within two seasons, the show’s popularity slumped as quickly as it soared.
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.
(*-Okay, I made that up)
Batman vs. The Joker in a big wave surfing competition (Year: 1967)
Posted by Mpora on Saturday, August 6, 2016