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By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Remembering Adam West

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(From a 1962 episode of “Perry Mason.”)

2 Responses to “Remembering Adam West”

  1. Pete B says:

    Holy Hole in a Donut! This sucks!

  2. Sideshow Bill says:

    As an unapologetic Family Guy fan I’m also going to miss his contributions to that show. he was always hilarious, nailed every line and classed the show up, like Patrick Stewart occasionally does.

    I remember running home after school every day as a kid to watch Batman reruns. I loved it so. He was a terrific actor and by all accounts a great guy.

    This makes me scared. We’re eventually going to lose Shatner, Takei, et al….the original Star Trek crew, another show I gobbled up in reruns as a youth. i hope they still have a lot of years ahead of them. But it sucks man. Shatner’s gotta live forever. He’s too bad-ass to die.

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