Adam West will always be remembered by kids who grew up in the late 1960s and 70s for his winning portrayal of DC Comics' favorite character BATMAN in the series of the same name.
Mr. West passed from this world into immortality on June 9 after a battle with leukemia. He was 88.
The Batman series was famous for many things: it's big name guest stars, bright color scheme, the amazing Batmobile, "POW!" "ZAP!" and other superimposed sound effect/titles, but also for the understated performance of Adam West as Batman and his alter ego Bruce Wayne.
The series may have been campy, but Mr. West took his role seriously and was seen as a hero by millions of viewers. With respect to the many actors who have played the Caped Crusader over the years, Adam West IS Batman.
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