1960's 'Batman' actor Adam West dies

Adam West, star of the popular and campy 1960’s “Batman” TV show, has died, his agent said. West was 88

The part was a signature role, for West, who played Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, the crime-fighting, costumed Batman, a popular comics character who came to life on the ABC-TV series. The show, with a catchy — some might say aggravating — theme song, earned a cult following.

The series, which lasted three seasons and enjoyed an afterlife in syndication, made West internationally famous.

 Later in life, West made appearances on the animated series “Family Guy” as Mayor Adam West, the oddball leader of Quahog, Rhode Island.
West was born William West Anderson in Wall Walla, Washington, where he later earned a degree in literature and psychology from Whitman College.

 A few years ago, West was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“I think I have the record as the actor who has waited the longest to get his star on the sidewalk,” he said.

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