In January 1966 a new TV series premiered, unlike any we had seen before. Even though it only ran on the ABC network for three seasons, it changed television history. And it made the show’s star a folk hero. That show, of course, was Batman.
Adam West played millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, who, along with his sidekick Dick Grayson, aka Robin, fought evil criminals in Gotham City.
Every week, the Dynamic Duo faced off with another super villain — Riddler, Joker, Penguin, Catwoman.
But the show also typecast Adam West, and it took him many years to extricate himself.
I met him in 1994, when he wrote A Memoir of his Batman years.
sSo here now, from 1994, Adam West.
Adam West died in 2017, at age 88.