Actor Adam West, best know for his turn as Batman in the classic television series in the ’60’s died on Friday according to his family. He was 89 years old. His family said that he lost his battle with leukemia.
Born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Wash., the chisel-jawed West moved to Hollywood in 1959 and got his feet wet with Western TV series like “Bonanza” and “Overland Trail.”
West first donned the Batsuit in 1966, subduing bad guys such as Cesar Romero’s Joker, Vincent Price’s Egghead, and Burgess Meredith’s Penguin — and wooing a few too, such as Julie Newmar’s Catwoman.