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Adam West, The First Man To Play Batman Dies at Age 88, Read Ten Interesting Facts about Him

By Andrew Alpin, 11 June 2017

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4 Just before landing the Batman role he acted in the three stooges

Just before he was chosen for his role as Batman, he acted alongside The Three Stooges in the last ever feature film “The Outlaw is coming” shot in 1965.

Adam West acted in The Three Stooges

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5 This is how he got the Batman role

West was shooting for a Nestle commercial promoting Nestle Quik. While playing Captain Quik, a James Bond type character in a sailor's cap, he was noticed by Batman producer William Dozier who approached him for the role. His contract was signed on the spot. He was also given the chance to choose who would play his sidekick Robin. West chose Burt Ward, a brown belt karate expert who knew nothing of acting. The year was 1965 and West was 37.

How Adam West got Batman role

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6 Adam West the Batman propelled him to instant fame

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Till 1965, he was always a journeyman actor who none relay recognized. Batman was aired on ABC television in 1966 and West instantly became a household name.

Adam West the Batman facts

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