Skip to comments.Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88
Posted on 06/10/2017 9:01:55 AM PDT by Salgak
Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died. He was 88.
West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said.
West died peacefully surrounded by his family and is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. lence in the Batcave today. . .
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When I was like 13 and my cousins and I somehow got our hands on a porno, Adam West was in it.
He was straight faced even in that.
We were 13. What did we know?
Anyway, Aunt Millie found out and beat my cousins with “the spoon” and made me sit on the couch with no TV :)
BTW, all three boys are VERY successful. Not that I’m condoning the spoon.
RIP Mr. West.
My mother thought Batman was too violent & banned it, but while she was making dinner my father & I would flip the channel & watch it!
He did porn???
RIP to the good Mayor of Quahog.
I wish FR would solidify multiple threads.
I shall pour out a can of Bat Shark Repellent in his honor.
My husband is Italian & his mother wielded the spoon too!
When Dad got home from Vietnam I couldn’t wait to get him to watch Batman with me. It was my favorite program.
Comic book characters never grow old
Evergreen heroes whose stories were told...
A part of my youth is gone. Again.
That wasn’t porn with actual intercourse
It was gauzy nude fake stuff
Like Lady Chatterlys Lover
So many folks been plagued with these rumors
Chuck Connors never did porn either gay or otherwise
He was straight and a patriot
Stallone did porn
Spaulding Gray did porn
There have been a few mostly guys and maybe a couple of actresses
Actresses did the couch
Holy Eulogy Batman!
Despite the seemingly countless Batman remakes....most of them trash....there will always be a place in my heart for the campy TV show of the 60s.
Good clean fun. I will never forget Adam West in the movie, hissing bomb in hand, looking desperately for a place to dispose of it. Thwarted at every turn by young lovers, Mothers with kids, and baby ducks, he laments:
“Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb!” A real-life allegory there.
Holy time-waits-for-no-man, Batman!
I will have a Bat-Margarita tonight in his honor.
Farewell old friend.
I was 13 and vaguely remember it as just being a silly movie so I would go with Wardaddy and say it was just goofy non porn.
Though I DO remember something like a cannon in the shape of a, er, man’s parts.
Maybe folks were into that in the ‘70s :)
I saw the movie The Happy Hooker, talk about corn pone! Har! Batman was cool back in the day.
Recall him in an episode of Big Valley: “I always thought you were pure”, to Audra.
Teenage boy + Access to Cinemax in the 80's...
Mr. West can teach St. Peter the Batusi.
Salma Hayek also did porn.
Actresses still are asked to do the couch. Probably actors too.
Don’t forget the Governator. He was the poster boy (and not only on paper) for gay men when he was in body building.
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