Actor Frank Gorshin, who played the Riddler in the original Batman TV series, has died at the age of 72.
Gorshin played the Riddler from 1966 to 1969, opposite Adam West as Batman. West said: 'Frank will be missed. He was a friend and a fascinating character.'
Gorshin reprised his role only a year ago in RETURN TO THE BATCAVE: THE MISADVENTURES OF ADAM AND BURT which reunites the show's original stars for an affectionate and fun-filled feature film tribute to the 1960's TV series, 'Batman'. It is available to buy on DVD courtesy of Anchor Bay on 13th June 2005.
The talented impressionist started his screen career in exploitation movies like Dragstrip Girl and Invasion of the Saucer Men, before graduating to features such as The Bells are Ringing, Where the Boys Are, The George Raft Story and Twelve Monkeys. Also a voiceover artist, he provided the voices for many cartoons, including the 1994 Kirk Douglas spoof The Big Story.