Celebrity News : The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, with the help of the authorities, last night released the bat signal in memory of the actor Adam West, the famous Batman of television, recently deceased.
” So I am a real life chief of police, and I cannot tell you how many times I have wanted to turn on the Bat-Signal,” acknowledged Charlie Beck, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, referring to the traditional method by which authorities warn the superhero in cartoon comic strips and Hollywood.
Meanwhile, Burt Ward, the actor who played Robin, Batman’s fellow adventurer on the 1960s TV series, thanked the hundreds of fans who flocked to the city hall to perform Tribute to his idol. “Adam is not physically fit, but I think he’s here in spirit today,” said the 71-year-old singer.
West died last Friday in Los Angeles at 88 years of leukemia.
Adam West (born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928) in Walla Walla, Washington USA, is an American actor best known for his starring role in the 1960s Batman series.
In the 1960s, several of his performances in films and series attracted the attention of William Dozier who auditioned him for the role of Batman in the television series Batman. West has said that at that time he had also been asked to play Secret Agent James Bond to replace Sean Connery but decided to reject the offer. The show was an international success during the two years in which original chapters were transmitted and until our time in countless retransmissions.
His success as Batman made it difficult for him to get other roles since it was forever associated with his popular character.
However, he continued to work throughout his career and again achieved fame as the voice of the mayor of Quahog, also named Adam West, in the animated series Fox Family Guy.