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  Frank Gorshin R.I.P.
 From: KeatonCar | Posted: 5/19/2005 10:21:03 AM |

Frank Gorshin R.I.P.

The Riddler has given his final riddle.

Frank Gorshin has given us all so much in life, and now ... sadly he has left us.

He was 72. for his last Batuniverse performance look for Return to the Batcave on DVD.

Godspeed Mr. Gorshin 05-18-05



 From: Justin | Posted: 5/19/2005 10:21:29 AM |

RE: Frank Gorshin R.I.P.

Frank has taken that Golden Bat Ride to the sky. Our prayers are with him.




 From: Kevin | Posted: 5/19/2005 10:21:42 AM |

RE: Frank Gorshin R.I.P.

BURBANK, Calif. - Actor Frank Gorshin, the impressionist with 100
faces best known for his Emmy-nominated role as The Riddler on the
old "Batman" television series, has died. He was 72.

Gorshin's wife of 48 years, Christina, was at his side when he died
Tuesday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, his agent and
longtime friend, Fred Wostbrock, said Wednesday.

"He put up a valiant fight with lung cancer, emphysema and
pneumonia," Mrs. Gorshin said in a statement.

Despite dozens of television and movie credits, Gorshin will be
forever remembered for his role as The Riddler, Adam West's
villainous foil in the question mark-pocked green suit and bowler hat
on "Batman" from 1966-69.

"It really was a catalyst for me," Gorshin recalled in a 2002
Associated Press interview. "I was nobody. I had done some guest
shots here and there. But after I did that, I became a headliner in
Vegas, so I can't put it down."

West said the death of his longtime friend was a big loss.

"Frank will be missed," West said in a statement. "He was a friend
and fascinating character."

Gorshin earned another Emmy nomination for a guest shot on "Star
Trek."

In 2002, Gorshin portrayed George Burns on Broadway in the one-man
show "Say Goodnight Gracie." He used only a little makeup and no
prosthetics.

"I don't know how to explain it. It just comes," he said. "I wish I
could say, 'This is step A, B and C.' But I can't do that. I do it,
you know. The ironic thing is I've done impressions all my life I
never did George Burns."

Gorshin's final performance will be broadcast on Thursday's CBS-TV
series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."



 From: Jack | Posted: 5/19/2005 10:21:49 AM |

RE: Frank Gorshin R.I.P.

truly a sad day. Not many of the 66 series villians left.

Gone:
Burgess Meredith
Cesar Romero
Frank Gorshin
George Sanders
Victor Buono
Art Carney
Vincent Price
and the list goes on and on.




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