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TV's Adam West Dies Of Leukemia At 88

Written by Tim Midura on Saturday, June 10 2017 and posted in News with Benefits
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TV's Adam West Dies Of Leukemia At 88

Adam West is best known for the playing the campy 1960s Batman.


Source: The Hollywood Reporter

TV's Adam West, best known for portraying Batman on the 1960s TV show Batman, died of leukemia June 9 at 88. He is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

West caught the attention of Batman producer Bill Dozier when he played Captain Quik, a James Bond-type character with a sailor's cap, in commercials for Nestle's Quik. His Batman contract included that he be given the chance to approve who would play Robin, agreeing with the casting of Burt Ward, who had a brown belt in karate and no acting experience. Batman lasted three seasons and one movie.

His acting career dried up after Batman ended in 1968, but he gained a resurgence when Seth MacFarlane cast him as the Mayor in Family Guy in 1999, giving the world a renewed love for West.





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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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