Adam West

American actor Adam West

William West Anderson, better known by his stage name Adam West, is the self-appointed king of New Zealand and an American actor best known for his lead role in the Batman TV series on the ABC TV network and the 1966 Batman feature film. He is currently known for portraying eccentric or psychotically delusional characters, as well as his voice work on animated series such as The Fairly OddParents and Family Guy, in both of which he voices a fictional version of himself.
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Oscars 'In Memoriam' segment slammed for excluding Adam West, Glen Campbell
Fox News - 7 months
The 2018 Oscars “In Memoriam” segment received major backlash among fans after several stars including Adam West and Glen Campbell were left out of the prestigious montage.
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Co-star: Adam West 'had no idea' he was going to die
Fox News - about 1 year
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Did You Hear ... ? Adam West is honored, 'Bachelor in Paradise' implodes and more from the week in entertainment
LATimes - over 1 year
A superhero was honored, a reality show was shut down, a president honored a rapper, a pop star seemed to be everywhere and a music legend got busted. Here’s all that news and more from this week in entertainment. Under the Bat signal, 'Batman' fans mourn their fallen hero Thousands of fans flooded...
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Los Angeles Pays Tribute to Adam West With Bat-Signal
NYTimes - over 1 year
Hundreds gathered at a ceremony honoring the actor at the Los Angeles City Hall.
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Today in Entertainment: Batman fans turn LA into Gotham for Adam West; The Internet thinks Beyoncé had her babies - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 1 year
Los Angeles Times Today in Entertainment: Batman fans turn LA into Gotham for Adam West; The Internet thinks Beyoncé had her babies Los Angeles Times Holy heartfelt tribute, Batman. The citizens of Los Angeles gathered outside of a makeshift Gotham to pay their respects to Adam West, aka Batman. The TV superhero died June 9 after a short battle with leukemia, but Thursday night City Hall glowed ... LA offers Bat-signal tribute to “Batman” star Adam WestThe Boston Globe Los Angeles To Honor Adam West With A Ceremonial Bat-Signal LightingComicbook.com Bat-Signal lights up Los Angeles City Hall in tribute to late Adam WestFox News TIME -WTSP 10 News -New York Daily News -myfox8.com all 223 news articles »
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PHOTOS: Anita Pallenberg, Adam West and other notable people lost already in 2017
ABC News - over 1 year
Slideshow of celebrities and trailblazers who left their mark on society and died in 2017.
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Today in Entertainment: Adam West dies, CNN drops Reza Aslan after Trump tweet; newly sober Amanda Bynes
LATimes - over 1 year
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Adam West Saved Batman. And Me.
NPR - over 1 year
NPR's resident Bat-scholar Glen Weldon offers a personal remembrance of the late Adam West, explains how the actor rescued the character of Batman from oblivion, and explores his enduring legacy. (Image credit: Mark Elias/AP)
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Adam West, TV's campy Batman in 1960s series, dies at age 88
Reuters.com - over 1 year
(Reuters) - Adam West, who earned a place in American pop culture history with his campy portrayal of the title character in the classic 1960s TV series "Batman," has died at age 88, his family said on Saturday.
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 87
    In February 2016, West guest-starred as himself on the 200th episode of The Big Bang Theory.
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  • 2014
    Age 85
    In November 2014, West voiced himself, and the 1960s version of Batman, in the video game Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.
    In October 2014, West was a guest star on the Huffpost Live show talking about his Batman role and the upcoming release of all 120 episodes of his Batman series.
  • 2013
    Age 84
    West is among the interview subjects in Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, a three-hour documentary narrated by Liev Schreiber that premiered on PBS in October 2013.
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    Also in 2013, he was the subject of the documentary Starring Adam West.
    He was interviewed in 2013 on the PBS series called Pioneers of Television in the season-three episode called "Superheroes".
  • 2012
    Age 83
    West received the 2,468th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 5, 2012.
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  • 2009
    Age 80
    In 2009, West played himself in the episode "Apollo, Apollo" of 30 Rock.
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  • 2007
    Age 78
    In 2007, Adam West played an attorney for Benny on the show George Lopez, and starred as "The Boss" in the movie comedy Sexina: Popstar PI.
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  • 2006
    Age 77
    He appears prominently in the 2006 video for California band STEFY's song "Chelsea" as "Judge Adam West", presiding over the courtroom scene.
  • 2005
    Age 76
    In 2005, West appeared in the CBS show The King of Queens.
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  • 2003
    Age 74
    In 2003, West and Burt Ward starred in the TV movie Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, alongside Frank Gorshin, Julie Newmar, and Lee Meriwether.
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  • 2001
    Age 72
    In 2001, he played the super-villain Breathtaker on the short-lived TV series Black Scorpion.
  • 1994
    Age 65
    In 1994, West, with Jeff Rovin, wrote his autobiography, Back to the Batcave published by Berkeley Books.
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    In 1994, West played a non-comedic role as the father of Peter Weller's character in the Michael Tolkin film, The New Age.
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  • 1991
    Age 62
    In 1991, he starred in the pilot episode of Lookwell, in which he portrayed a has-been TV action hero who falsely believes he can solve mysteries in real life.
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  • 1990
    Age 61
    He notably appeared as "Dr. Wayne" in the 1990 Zorro episode "The Wizard", even being shown Zorro's "secret cave" headquarters.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1985
    Age 56
    In 1985, DC Comics named West as one of the honorees in the company's 50th-anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great for his work on the Batman series.
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  • 1979
    Age 50
    In 1979, West once again donned the Batsuit for the live-action TV special Legends of the Superheroes.
  • FORTIES
  • 1972
    Age 43
    For a time, West made a living doing personal appearances as Batman. In 1972, when Ward and Craig reprised their Batman roles for a TV public-service announcement about equal pay for women, West was absent.
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  • 1970
    Age 41
    In 1970, West was offered the role of James Bond by Cubby Broccoli for the film Diamonds Are Forever.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1965
    Age 36
    In 1965, he was cast in the comedy Western The Outlaws Is Coming, the last feature film starring The Three Stooges.
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  • 1964
    Age 35
    West starred in an episode of the ABC Outer Limits series titled "The Invisible Enemy". He made a brief appearance in the film Soldier in the Rain starring Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen, and starred as Major Dan McCready, the ill-fated mission commander of 'Mars Gravity Probe 1' in the 1964 film Robinson Crusoe on Mars.
  • 1961
    Age 32
    West made two guest appearances on Perry Mason in 1961 and 1962.
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