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RIP Riddler...Frank Gorshin Dies  
User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 904 times:

snip....César G. Soriano, USA TODAY
Actor and comic Frank Gorshin made his career impersonating other celebrities, but he is best remembered for playing comic book villain The Riddler on the Batman TV series in the 1960s........end


http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-05-18-gorshin-obit_x.htm


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 900 times:

A comic genious, an incredible actor, a man of a thousands faces and voices.

Rest in Peace . . .  tombstone 


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5111 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 891 times:

Hell NO! A great......RIP FG


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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 871 times:

Alas. The man was brilliant.


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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 859 times:
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This guy was well known of course for playing the Riddler in ten or eleven episodes, plus the movie, which for me would have been enough....


....but he was a film and television actor whose body of work as a sought after character actor and voice includes over 80 films. He played everything from the 3rd extra in a forgotten western to a featured guest on Star Trek (the guy with the split white and black face fighting the other one with the opposite color split in a well known racial allegory episode) to a villainous recurring character on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, to being himself on comedy/variety shows such as Jackie Gleason and Flip Wilson (the funniest show in history), to being a stock villain in action and drama movies, both A and B, and finally even being the voice of Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck! His range and versatility made him someone whose acting helped make recognizable more than one character in popular culture.

His presence and performances will be missed.



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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 852 times:

He was a featured performer on an episode of "The Ed Sullivan Show" that was on one of our local PBS stations a while back. I'd really never had a chance to see him in any other venue than "Batman".

RIP



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