Thursday, May 19, 2005
Frank Gorshin, the impressionist with 100 faces best known for his Emmy-nominated role as the Riddler on the "Batman" TV series, has died. He was 72.
Despite dozens of TV 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 to 1969.
He was on The Ed Sullivan Show on the memorable night the Beatles made their first US TV appearance in 1964. Asked about his appearance, he said: "I looked out the window of my dressing room and said, 'Look at all the kids that came to see me!'."
Gorshin's final performance will be broadcast on this Thursday's CBS series "CSI: Crime Scene In