LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lyle Waggoner, who used his good looks to comic effect on "The Carol Burnett Show," partnered with a superhero on "Wonder Woman" and was the first centerfold for Playgirl...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — There are typically a lot of Batmen at Comic-Con, but only one was the subject of a star-filled tribute.
Filmmaker Kevin Smith, producer James Tucker, actors Ralph Garman and Lee Meriwether and about a thousand fans paid tribute to the late Adam West at the pop-culture convention Thursday night.
West played Batman in the 1960s TV series and later voiced the character of Mayor West on "Family Guy." He died last month at age 88.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles became Gotham City Thursday night as the Bat-Signal glowed at City Hall in honor of late Batman actor Adam West.
Hundreds of fans, some in costume, cheered as Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck switched on the iconic signal and splashed a yellow oval with a bat silhouette high up on the wall of City Hall.
West, who played the Caped Crusader in the campy 1960s TV series, died last week at 88.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a Los Angeles tribute to Batman actor Adam West (all times local):
Los Angeles has become Gotham City as the Bat-Signal glows at City Hall.
Hundreds of fans — some in costume — cheered Thursday night as Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck turned on the Bat-Signal.
The iconic circle of light with a bat-shaped silhouette glowed on the City Hall tower.
The ceremony honored Adam West, who played the Caped Crusader in the campy 1960s TV series.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Batman" only aired for three seasons in the 1960s, but Adam West would remain associated with the role forever.
"You get terrible typecast playing a character like that," West told The Associated Press in a 2014 interview. "But in the overall, I'm delighted because my character became iconic and has opened a lot of doors in other ways, too."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck donned Batman's cape in a stream of Hollywood blockbusters, there was Adam West.
West's deadpan portrayal of the comic hero in a campy 1960's TV series brought the Caped Crusader into the national consciousness with a "bang!" The Dark Knight had been a brooding presence on the pages of comic books since 1939 and on the big screen in 1940s-era movie serials.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities react to the death of actor Adam West, who died late Friday at age 88.
"Stellar, exemplar, a king to the end. He was bright, witty and fun to work with. I will miss him in the physical world and savor him always in the world of imagination and creativity. He meant so much to people - A friend said: 'The father that we wanted.' That is a great gift, no matter how you live it." — Acrtress Julie Newmar, who played Catwoman to West's Batman, in a statement.
KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — The actor who portrayed the tights-clad Batman in the 1960s TV series is selling paintings he has created of villains from the show at an art gallery in the central Idaho resort town of Ketchum near where he now lives.
The opening night of "Criminals on Canvas" is Wednesday at the Gilman Contemporary art gallery, and West is scheduled to attend.
NEW YORK (AP) — Holy TV crossover, Batman!
The colorful 1960s version of the Caped Crusader will team up with the groovy 1970s rendition of Wonder Woman in a new comic book series.
DC Comics announced Friday at New York Comic Con that "'Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77" will unite the characters from the "Batman" TV show staring Adam West and Burt Ward with the "Wonder Woman" TV series featuring Lynda Carter for the first time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam West and Burt Ward are reprising their respective roles as Batman and Robin, but they won't have to don tights this time around.
The actors are voicing the characters in the animated film "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders" out this fall. Julie Newmar will also return as Catwoman.
The movie's colorful style will recall the campy aesthetic of the 1960s live-action "Batman" TV series starring West and Ward.