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Frank Gorshin

Frank John Gorshin, Jr. (April 5, 1933 – May 17, 2005) was an American actor and comedian. He was perhaps best known as an impressionist, with many guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and Tonight Starring Steve Allen).

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whats with the black and white exec producers sweater? Is he channeling the Frank Gorshin’s twotoned alien from TOS
Saturday Night Live wins Emmys for impersonations? Just let them have Frank gorshin. It's not funny, it's not original, not worth watching.
Oh so slightly in love with the riddler!! *** you never had this problem with Frank Gorshin!! 😍💚❓
Fellow insomniacs: Amazon Prime has Celebrity Bowling from the 1970′s. I just watched Frank Gorshin (the Riddler) make a 7-10 split.
I liked a video Frank Gorshin on Ed Sullivan - 1964
When they play the episode of the 60s Batman where John Astin replaces Frank Gorshin as The Riddler, I take a knee during the theme song.
I used to show "Let that Be your Final Battlefield" black/white vs white black, Frank Gorshin…
That was great! Frank Gorshin is still the best Riddler ever.
Frank Gorshin is a legend Stone is a loser.
Kind of like a combo episode of the Flash and ST-TOS with Frank Gorshin and the half black/half white…
My review of the Batman '66 pinball machine: has the most Frank Gorshin of any pinball machine, 10/10
Of course it was. I liked that episode with Frank Gorshin, but I preferred episodes like 'The City on th…
My fav was with Frank Gorshin. His face was half blk half wht. But there was prejudice on his planet…
The Riddler is definitely Frank Gorshin's stunt/fight double. Not sure if that was who filled all the costumes.
Stephen Miller is a Star Trek nerd. Makes sense. As one myself I recommend he rewatch the Frank Gorshin one for the 48th ti…
Yes, it's true: Adam West and Frank Gorshin got kicked out of a Hollywood orgy for insisting on staying in-character as Batman a…
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A love letter to Adam West, Frank Gorshin & my childhood. (I bought the page from Bernie Mirault. Years later I gave it to…
57 years ago tonight...Frank Gorshin, Larry Storch and Stafford Repp in "Shore Patrol" on 'Hennesey' starring Jackie Cooper on
Frank Gorshin as the Riddler and Burt Ward as Robin in Batman 1966
47 years ago tonight.Frank Gorshin, Pamela Franklin and Gavin MacLeod on 'The Name of the Game' starring Tony Franciosa on
Frank Gorshin was brilliant as the Riddler. There were some great actors in it. Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Vincent Price etc
"The finer the bait, the shorter the wait!" Frank Gorshin
Lee Meriwether, Frank Gorshin, Burgess Meredith and Cesar Romero in the superhero film 'Batman' 1966. https:/…
We can argue about who the best Joker or Catwoman is but Frank Gorshin was the best Riddler and Burgess Meredith was the best Penguin.
Frank Gorshin played an interesting role on after being The Riddler on Batman.
Did any actor ever play a maniacal madman better than Frank Gorshin's Riddler?
I have always loved that maniacal laugh of Frank Gorshin.
Frank Gorshin is the definition of "Manic Movement"
Frank Gorshin has to be one of the funniest bad guys of all time
Frank Gorshin was a great impressionist
I wonder how much fun Burgess Meredith and Cesar Romero had doing this stuff? Frank Gorshin too.
I love Riddler. By far my favourite villain, probably because Frank Gorshin played him so oddly.
the only reason I watched it. Oh Frank Gorshin was the Riddler in it too.
Frank Gorshin was amazing as the Riddler, and Julie Newmar was my favourite Catwoman.
He certainly did. Romero was fantastic. My favorite was Frank Gorshin as RIDDLER. Scared the LIVING *** out of me.
Frank Gorshin could pass for Sinatra's brother. Pretty good Joker.
No. It's Gomez Adams as the Riddler and not Frank Gorshin. ;_;
If I were doing a modern Batman movie with the Riddler I would just do the Frank Gorshin version, in the three-piece suit, with no changes.
The finer the bait, the shorter the wait!
I am a man of few words, but many riddles.
You are not alone in this. I still prefer the campy Batman series with Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, et al.
People in front of me in frank gorshin line: 5. People in the next line over for the Battlestar chicks: infinity
.Frank Gorshin was my hero growing up. He and Cesar Romero never stopped laughing.
ha wasn't hat a great show. Frank Gorshin as the riddler
a5 My first thought was Frank Gorshin in May That Be Your Last Battlefield
If Larry Storch and Frank Gorshin and maybe George Gobel were young men today there would be no comedic roles for any other dude
After giving studio-provided biographies of Adam West, Burt Ward, Burgess Meredith, and Frank Gorshin, the magazine remarks tha…
"I considered myself the luckiest of the Cat women because I got to act with Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith and Frank Gorshin"
kidnap Frank Gorshin and give him to - no don't do that
Frank Gorshin was nominated for an Emmy for . Listen on iTunes: .
and of course Frank Gorshin was always the best riddler
Luthor in Dawn of Justice was the Riddler/Frank Gorshin.
"When I was first approached to play the Riddler, I thought it was a joke. Then I discovered the show had a good script…" - Frank Gorshin
Watching Frank Gorshin as the pretending to be a Charlie Chaplin performer. Still the best Riddler.
your discussion of it had me & then I heard Frank Gorshin, and I was really in! Just arrived.
Jessica reunites with retired dancer in Racine who is implicated in murder - Frank Gorshin guest stars. Sam Booth is disappointed.
Islam; In 1968, StarTrek, Frank Gorshin's a black/white alien & d other alien's white/black n the race dies off & 2 left, 1 killed d last 1
This is the best Riddler episode since Frank Gorshin...
Love Frank Gorshin, no one will ever top him, crazier than the Joker. On this show it's the private eye from CAROL.
I liked a video Frank Gorshin does Burt Lancaster roasting Sammy Davis Jr.wmv
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Is that the Black and White guy that was played by Frank Gorshin, or was that the White and Black guy?
I added a video to a playlist Frank Gorshin on the Dean Martin Show
I looked at Frank Gorshin, Cesar Romero, & Burgess Meredith & remembered I found all of them dreamy.
Perhaps the saddest thing is Burgess Meredith and Frank Gorshin had to find work on the Batman TV series,
I didn't recognize Carnegie Mellon's own Frank Gorshin in this ep behind the Tom Wolfe-like suit & giant glasses.
Late in Season 2, while Frank Gorshin was still in a contract dispute, John Astin briefly became The Riddler.
Frank Gorshin's Riddler was great. What did you think of John Astin in the role?
the Joker, the late Burgess Meredith as the Penguin, and the late Frank Gorshin as Riddler No.1.
Do I now own a still from the Batman '66 movie signed by Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, and Frank Gorshin? WHAT DO YOU THINK!?
the late Frank Gorshin, the late Vincent Price and the late Victor Buono for the whole series.
it had me from the moment I spotted Frank Gorshin & Cesar Romero. Awesomeness!
Has anyone pointed out the similarities between Richard Widmark's Tommy Udo + Frank Gorshin's Riddler in
Do you think Frank Gorshin was channeling Richard Widmark from this film for The Riddler?
below left original Alfred, right Joker=Csear Romero- Penguin = Burgess Meredith - Riddler = Frank Gorshin
Lee Meriwether, Frank Gorshin, Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero ---all greats. Only Lee is still with us.
You're Welcome. The other 3 are the Riddler(Frank Gorshin), the Penguin(Burgess Meredith) and the Joker(Caesar Romero)
I love Frank Gorshin (the Riddler) after seeing him on the Dean Martin Show via
This is why I don't want Nigma to be on screen anymore. Frank Gorshin was, and will forever be the Riddler to me. No one else can be him.
Eartha Kitt's successors are not afraid. Nor Frank Gorshin's, Cesar Romero's.or Burgess Meredith's.
"Rich Little"? Tired of using Frank Gorshin in jokes?
Frank Gorshin's manic trickster Riddler was original and carried over to comics. Not in same league w/Batgirl, though.
helluva lot better to look at than Frank Gorshin...
I had the rare pleasure to meet Yvonne Craig & Frank Gorshin together at a comic con in the mid-90s. I'm sorry to hear of her passing.R.I.P.
"The creature is composed of trillions of telepathic amoeba, agglomerated into towering megastructures. It looks like Frank Gorshin."
Batgirl. Like Frank Gorshin's Riddler, she's one of those actors who really made the character her own.
Despite being a mockery of Batman and comics, Joker, Riddler, and Penguin, Ceasar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Burgess Meredith were done well.
Watching the Stardust / Barrett promo, I finally realized who Cody reminds me of - Frank Gorshin from the old batman series
Just found this old VHS tape all about comic collecting. Bonus: it's narrated by Frank Gorshin!…
Stardust the way he talks reminds me of Frank gorshin's riddler.
I always thought he was going more for Frank Gorshin Riddler.
Stardust reminds me of Frank Gorshin's riddler. The way he talks.
like Frank Gorshin in that Star Trek episode!
Frank Gorshin is the best Riddler of all Riddler, just saying.
//I know 1966 Batman is cheesy, but man, did Frank Gorshin play a good Riddler. God rest his soul, but nobody will perfect Riddler like him.
Frank Gorshin's grave. Calvary Cemetery Pittsburgh Pa. . Per the cemetery manager the burial vault was made in...
My look at Season 1 Episode 1 of the 1966 Batman - Hi Diddle Riddle, featuring Frank Gorshin's debut as Riddler.
2 actors played the Riddler the late Frank Gorshin seasons 1 and 3 and the 1966 movie and John Astin in season 2.
Happy Birthday - an amazing 80 today, Catwoman, with Frank Gorshin, Burgess Meredith & Cesar Romero
Photo: vonter-voman: Roddy McDowall and Frank Gorshin in Batman and Wonder Woman TV series
Happy Birthday Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, Spencer Tracy, John Le Mesurier & Frank Gorshin. Sorry you're all dead.
Frank Gorshin is highly overshadowed by Cesar Romero as Batman villian -- now on
Frank Gorshin is the original scene-chewing Riddler, but John Astin’s take definitely had the “tortured genius” we’d know later.
So apparently John Astin ("Gomez Addams") played a post-Frank Gorshin "Riddler"... Still like Raul Julia better. He coulda done that awesome
Frank Gorshin in 1966 doing some great impersonations; especially love his Kirk Douglas & Rod Steiger.
1994 - Rich Little & Jeannette Markey after one of our shows with Frank Gorshin.
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nope you're the Frank Gorshin riddler
Before I was born, long before, I remember watching Frank Gorshin do impressions on Ed Sullivan.
Look I know it's controversial but Frank Gorshin will always be my favorite Master.
So one of Frank Gorshin's (Riddler from the '66 Batman series) final roles is Marius from Diablo II.
You can't be Gazoo without the helmet. But he definitely channels Frank Gorshin
He's a wrestler channeling Frank Gorshin. We live in the best of all possible worlds.
One of Cody Rhodes' influences for the Stardust character absolutely *must* be Frank Gorshin's Riddler from the '60s Batman series
Frank Gorshin, Caesar Romero, Burgess Meredith. I can see his point.
It's Frank Gorshin. You should have been able to solve this one guys.
Things I learned while reading bio: who he slept with, how bad his royalty agreement was, Frank Gorshin rules
Who was the better Riddler on the old Batman show? Frank Gorshin or John Astin?
down? Here, in no particular order, is a list of 10 home-video goodies to fill the gap. They may not fit so well in loved ones' stockings, but they'll look just great on a video screen. (More good news: All can be purchased online and are typically available for less than the suggested list price provided here.) - "Batman: The Complete Television Series." (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. DVD, $199.70; Blu-Ray, $269.97.) In the later films, Batman was the Dark Knight. "I'm the Bright Knight," says Adam West, who starred as Batman (alongside Burt Ward as Robin) in this campy, cartoonish romp that aired for three seasons on ABC in the early 1960s. The set includes all 120 episodes completely remastered and featuring guest stars including Julie Newmar, Liberace, Vincent Price, Bruce Lee and Frank Gorshin in its first-ever home video release. - "Hill Street Blues: The Complete Series." (Shout! Factory. $199.99.) Before "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," before "The Sopranos" and "Lost," before any viewer dreamed o ...
I love Rich, but Frank Gorshin has the best Burt Lancaster.
Is it just me, or is Bill Burr turning into Frank Gorshin? Who's directing the next Batman?
And no better Riddler than Frank Gorshin. IIRC, he commissioned the three-piece suit and bowler outfit himself.
As a post-SummerSlam follow up I'm watching Martin Landau and Frank Gorshin on the Hitchcock Hour. MeTV is becoming my favorite channel.
It means "The Man of the Questions". And I'll bet they did, Frank Gorshin's seems just as crazy.
Batman '66 made me realize that my preferred versions of Riddler & Penguin look like Frank Gorshin & Burgess Meredith, respectively.
Frank Gorshin right? "You just can't pin this man down. Riddle us this: What's his name?
for jim carey . Favourite for Frank Gorshin
I knew John Astin played the Riddler in the 1960s Batman, never saw it until today. Frank Gorshin was so much better.
Frank Gorshin was a national treasure.
Aww, the Batman tv show is a Riddler episode but it's John Astin instead of Frank Gorshin.
I hope that Frank Gorshin gets paid every time someone says, “Riddle me this..." on the internet.
(Now I want someone to do a mashup of the Frank Gorshin episode of Star Trek and the Sneetches.)
BREAKING: Frank Gorshin elected new commissioner of Major League Baseball.
Thanks for the follow, Muldwych. Cool website. I still think Frank Gorshin made the best Riddler. We won't speak of Jim Carrey...
2005:Actor & impressionist Frank Gorshin, Iggy the bank-robber in That Darn Cat! & the Riddler in Batman, passes away.
Nice! Classic Batman! wait, now I'm sad because of Sid Caesar and Frank Gorshin.
1960s: "Frank Gorshin" Riddle me this, Batman: Who was that giggly masked man in green tights, the one with a big question mark on his chest? That’s no riddle to Pittsburghers of a certain age, who would recognize Frank Gorshin anywhere. The late actor who would become the Riddler on the “Batman” TV series paid his dues in Pittsburgh before his spot-on impersonations of Hollywood heavyweights such as Edward G. Robinson and Kirk Douglas were seen regularly on late night TV talkers. He appeared in movies and on Broadway, too, but it was as the Riddler that he is perhaps best remembered. You can see his likeness today in the new digital interactive comic book “Batman ’66: The Riddler’s Ruse available at Born in 1934, Gorshin attended Arsenal Elementary in Lawrenceville and Peabody High School before a short stint at Carnegie Mellon (then Tech). He appeared in local night clubs and plays before joining the Armed Forces in 1953 and, while entertaining the troops, he met a Universal ...
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I had a dream I met Vincent Price and Frank Gorshin in an old folks' home. They were cool as *** taking time to talk and take photos.
Special top ten list tonight gang: Top 10 Actors Playing Comic Book Villains (and why I like them) 10. The Riddler by Frank Gorshin (60's Batman tv show) Gorshin brought this character to life at a level that was before it's time. He was over the top and a maniac and put this character who at the time wasn't as popular at the time into the mainstream rogues gallery. He was the very first villain on the show and that first episode actually had people die in it. Gorshin is by far my definitive version of the Riddler. 9. Elijah Price by Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable) This is an original character who was a very interesting and I wish that they would've gone ahead with the planned sequel to see how far they would've taken him. He was a tragic character that you could have easily sympathized with as someone stuck with a rare crippling disease and spends his whole life looking for his polar opposite just trying to find what his purpose is in life. 8. Loki by Tom Hiddleston (Marvel Universe) Tom's portrayal of ...
Four arch villains of the film and TV series, ” Batman”are joined by a fifth bad guy, at least in the eyes of Los Angeles basketball fans, coach Arnold “Red” Auerbach of the World Champion Boston Celtics in L. A., April 26, 1966. Giving the basketball their joint evil eye on the eve of the Lakers-Celtics championship game are Frank Gorshin, (Riddler), Lee Meriwether, (Cat Woman), Auerbach, Burgess Meredith, (Penguin) and Cesar Romero (Joker). 20th Century Fox Studios. (AP Photo)
Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin & Lee Meriwether try to conquer the world tomorrow at the Egyptian...
It's April 5! Do you know what today means??... The day after Friday... No, don't you know what it mmeeaans??... That tomorrow will be Sunday... No, it's Juicy j, Pharrell Williams, Thomas Hobbes, Frank Gorshin, Christopher Reid, and Colin Powell. It's thire birthday's!! Guess which famous person use to be an actor off Batman?? BrainFood*
Today's birthdays... Gregory Peck, Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Gale Storm, and Frank Gorshin. That's a lot of great movies and TV.
Most people don't know that Pat Sajak is really Frank Gorshin!
Riddle me this! What do James Bond producer Cubby Broccoli, Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, and Colin Powell have in common? They all have the same birthday as Frank Gorshin! Happy Birthday to Batman’s first Riddler!
Remembering the hilarious Frank Gorshin, who would've celebrated his 81st birthday today
A tribute to Frank Gorshin (aka the Riddler) Fan made video I do not own anything! Enjoy!
HEY! Its Frank Gorshin's birthday!! Eddie Cochran is in there on guitar, produced by Jerry Capehart.
FRANK GORSHIN born this day 1933. Did you know he made a record? via
Riddle me this: who shares 4/5 birthday with Bette Davis, Gregory Peck AND Spencer Tracy? You guessed it, the multi-talented Frank Gorshin!
On this date in 1989, the world record for a toss and catch for a boomerang was set at 132 yards and in 2063, the first contact is made with the Vulcan species in the Star Trek universe. Posthumous birthday to Frank Gorshin. See everyone Monday at 7:30 for Trivia...
Remembering Frank Gorshin played Bele on Star Trek:Original Series. Born on this day 1933, Spectacular in
remembering Frank Gorshin, today was his birthday, this day 1933.
On this date in 1933,American actor Frank Gorshin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Frank passed away on May 17, 2005 in Burbank, California at the age of 72.
I remember Frank Gorshin with fondness, as a great comedian and impersonator, and for being the Riddler on Batman...
Riddle me this! Remembering Frank Gorshin: TV's original on He was also on as Bele.
Happy Birthday! Today's Hollywood Birthdays ~Roger Corman, director of Masque of the Red Death and producer of countless movies including some of my favorite SyFy movies like Sharktopus, turns 88 ~Mitch Pileggi, Horace Pinker in Shocker, turns 62 ~Gregory Peck, Robert Thorn in The Omen, would be 98 ~Krista Allen, Tuffy in Feast, turns 43 ~Diamond Dallas Page, former wrestler and Billy Ray Snapper in Devil's Rejects, turns 58 ~Nigel Hawthorne, Dr. Raymond Cocteau in Demolition Man, would be 85 ~Frank Gorshin, The Riddler in Batman The Movie, would be 81 ~Lisa Zane, Maggie in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, turns 53 ~Hayley Atwell, Peggy Carter in Captain America, turns 32 -Anarchy
Kudos to the late, great Frank Gorshin. Will always remember the Riddler & Commissioner Bele! Lou Antonio was great, as well!
Join us in remembering Frank Gorshin - Bele on The Original Series - who was born on this day in 1933!
Frank Gorshin on CONAN in the 90s. I used to love it when he had older comedians on as his final guest.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien - Frank Gorshin interview - thanks to ConanObsessed for sharing
Born on 2day are My Sister Jamie-Sika The Wild Samoan-Diamond Dallas Page-Booker T. Washington-Judge Greg Mathis-The Riddler Frank Gorshin-Christopher Kid Ried-Spencer Tracy-Bette Davis-Colin Powell-Pharrell Williams-Juicy J.-Gregory Peck-Judith Resnik-and Mary Costa-Howard Huges died in 1976-Kurt Cobain Died in 1994-Layne Staley of Alice in Chains died in 2002-Carlton Heston died in 2008-Wilt Chamberlin got 41 rebounds in 1967-the debut of married with children in 1987-the 100th episode of Walker Texas Ranger in 1997- and on this day the final episode of Hawaii Five-O in 1980 and that izit 4-2day!!
The Great Frank Gorshin born on this date in 1933!
1934 Frank Gorshin was born. 'The Riddler' from the 60s Batman TV series
Happy Birthday to the talented man who is the Riddler himself - FRANK GORSHIN! Thank you for the memories.
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A tip of the cap to the amazing Frank Gorshin...born on this date in 1933!
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Remembering Frank Gorshin on his birthday today, who was so much fun to work with in our film Manna From Heaven. What a talent!
Born in '33 today = the Riddler on the original Batman, actor/impressionist Frank Gorshin. Cheers.
Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy, Gregory Peck, Frank Gorshin, and Diamond Dallas Page were born on this day. Each a giant in their own right.
Frank John Gorshin, Jr. (April 5, 1933 – May 17, 2005) was born 81 years ago today. Best known as an...
A lot of famous people were born on April 5th. Leonardo da Vinci in 1452. Gregory Peck in 1916. Bette Davis in 1908. Spencer Tracy in 1900. Booker T. Washington in 1856. Pop Warner in 1871. Melvin Douglas in 1901. Arthur Hailey in 1920. Frank Gorshin in 1933. Albert Broccoli in 1909. And Coley Wallace in 1927. (knocked out Rocky Marciano in Golden Gloves )
notables born today, but no longer with us: Frank Gorshin, Christopher Hewett, Bill Raisch, Gale Storm.
Special birthday today Frank Gorshin he was the riddler in the 1966 Batman tv show/movie R.I.IP April 5, 1933 - May 17, 2005
April 5: In 1614 Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia; in 1722 Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island; in 1792 U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States; in 1933 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs two executive orders: 6101 to establish the Civilian Conservation Corps, and 6102 "forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates" by U.S. citizens; in 1936 an F5 tornado kills 233 in Tupelo, Mississippi; in 1943 American bombers miss their intended target, a factory, and accidentally cause more than 900 civilian deaths, including 209 children, and 1,300 wounded among the civilian population of the Belgian town of Mortsel; in 1944 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans; in 1951 Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union; in 1994 musician Kurt Cobain commits suicide; ...
The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series, created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. The show premiered on August 11, 1991, on Nickelodeon as part of its Nicktoons block along with Rugrats and Doug. The series focuses on the titular characters: Ren Höek, an emotionally unstable chihuahua, and Stimpson J. Cat, a good-natured, dimwitted cat. The show ran for five seasons on the network. The show has received critical acclaim and developed a cult following during and after its run, while some critics credit it along with The Simpsons for leading the way for satirical animated shows like Beavis and Butt-head and South Park, and playing a significant role in television animation. Throughout its run, The Ren & Stimpy Show was controversial for its off-color humor, sexual innuendo, and violence which were rare for television animation of the time. This controversy contributed to the production staff's altercations with Nickelodeon's Standards ...
Today in 1933 Voice-over artist / character actor Frank Gorshin was born.
Today is the birthday of my favorite Batman TV villain, Frank Gorshin. He passed in '05, but the…
Happy 21st to me & & Happy 81st to the great Frank Gorshin, the Riddler to
Born 4/5/1933: comedian/impressionist FRANK GORSHIN, here doing Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas as Batman and Robin:
F-Bookery for April 5. Notables born this day include director Roger Corman in 1926 and Mad magazine cartoonist Jack Davis in 1914. Kurt Newmann who directed THE FLY (1958) was born today in 1903. Impressionist and Riddler actor on TV’s BATMAN, Frank Gorshin was born this day. An interesting thing about actor Spencer Bonaventure Tracy , unlike his contemporary (the other acting idol of mine), James Cagney, Tracy was never the target of impressionists. I think that’s because you can't mimic reserve and control very well and in the end there was nothing to imitate except Tracy’s genius for being genuine…. that could never be copied or parodied. Spencer was born today in 1900 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of an Irish Catholic truck salesman and Presbyterian mother from a wealthy Midwestern family. He was a difficult and hyperactive child and at nine years old he was placed in the hands of Dominican nuns in the hope of taming his behavior. Later he remarked, "I never would have gone back to school ...
Discover several Frank Gorshin facts including before he was famous, his family life, along with how popular Frank Gorshin is in several categories.
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The brilliant Frank Gorshin, The Riddler in Batman & a great impessionist, born this day 1933
Did you know that Gale Storm was born on April 5, 1921? Other famous people born on Apr 5: Agnetha Faltskog Bette Davis Gregory Peck Colin Powell Spencer Tracy Roger Corman Frank Gorshin Booker T. Washington
Frank Gorshin, Actor: General Hospital. Frank Gorshin was born on April 5, 1933, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father was a railroad worker and his mother was a seamstress. While in high school, Frank worked as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theatre and began doing impressions of some of his scr...
Frank Gorshin . I remember him as the Riddler on the old Batman and Robin tv show.
Good morning, everybody! Today's birthdays include "The Riddler" from the Batman movies, actor Frank Gorshin born on this date in 1933; country singer Vince Gill turns 57; and British pop singer Crispian St. Peter ("The Pied Piper") was born on Apri 5, 1939. Happy Birthday to all April 5th celebrants! :)
April 5, some of the world’s best-known superstars were born on this day, starting in 1900 with Spencer Tracy. A year later Melvyn Douglas made the scene, followed in seven years by Bette Davis. Then eight years later Gregory Peck was born. For those of you who lost track, that would be 1916. Also, Frank Gorshin in 1933 - riddle me this, what is shaped like a bat and goes na na na na na na, the Bat-iPhone. He has an Utility Belt with an important Ap that slaps writers everytime they try to force Robin on us.
It's the birthday of character actor and comedian FRANK GORSHIN (1933-2005), most often remembered for playing The Riddler on the "Batman" TV series from '66 to '68.
In memory of Frank Gorshin who was born on April 5th, 1933 and died on May 17th, 2005.
Frank Gorshin was unavailable for the second season of Batman, (the official Batman website reports he wanted a...
After watching Frank Gorshin on YouTube I am even more determined to get my Riddler R.I.P. tattoo.
The shock for me was checking and finding out Frank Gorshin was a few years younger than Adam West.
I don't think any actor who plays Riddler in the future will be able to top Frank Gorshin.-John
Frank Gorshin does Batman impressions on the Dean Martin Show
THAT DARN CAT! at The Hollywood Theatre Perfectly satisfying light suspense/comedy populated with a bevy of actors I always enjoy watching: Dean Jones, Roddy McDowall, William Demarest, Frank Gorshin, and Ed Wynn. The cat is guided through a good, engaging performance and there are greater threats and danger than we generally remember or expect from 60s Disney fare.
Frank Gorshin's stand up routine of impressions, on the Feb. 9, 1964 Ed Sullivan Show, is a comedic gem that is often overlooked when people discuss this show (understandably, because of the first appearance of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan). Sometimes people point out the appearance of a young Davy Jones (The Monkees), but Frank Gorshin killed it, especially if you're a fan of classic films, and know who Burt Lancaster, Marlon Brando, Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and others of that era, all are (you'd be surprised how many people do NOT know those personalities). ...oh yeah, and the moptops were good on that show, too (though John's vocal is mixed low)
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I finally saw Otto Preminger's infamous failed attempt at achieving honorary hippie status, 1968's "skidoo". While, yes, it IS a bad movie, one that boggles the mind when stopping to consider exactly WHAT were they were thinking, it's not quite as entertaining, awful-wise, as I would've expected. Jackie Gleason takes an LSD trip! Carol Channing strips down to bra and panties for Frankie Avalon! Groucho Marx plays God! These things all sound far more intriguing in cold hard print than they ultimately do up on the screen. But you've also got Mickey Rooney, George Raft, Arnold Stang, Fred Clark, Peter Lawford, Slim Pickens, and three Bat-villains emeritus: Frank Gorshin, Ceasar Romero, and Burgess Meredith, so this thing has a lot of star power, however dimming. Worth a look, even if it's not The Worst Big Budget Movie of All Time. (My favorite part was Harry Nilsson singing the end credits, names of cast and crew alike, even right on down to the copyright notice--now, THAT's entertainment!!..)
watching Meteor Man by Robert Townsend ...I forgot about the stars in the movie..James Earl Jones, Robert Guillaume, Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Don Cheadle, Sinbad, Bill Cosby, Frank Gorshin (Riddler), Luther Vandross, Cypress Hill, ABC,
erm, Jim Carey did not ruin Jim but I will admit Frank Gorshin was the best.
I think the lesson of that Star Trek ep w Frank Gorshin was lost on some people
Frank Gorshin's laugh made me want 2b The Riddler. Even bought green suit & painted ? on it for Halloween 1 yr!
Here I am performing comedy in Frank Gorshin's hideout. Thanks to friend-since-4th-grade Gerhard Holtzendorf for coming out tonight and taking the picture.
Prince Harry of Wales cites Frank Gorshin as one of his favorite actors.
Frank Gorshin is doing a Brando impersonation in "Bells Are Ringing". Riddle me this.
One of the most unusual Alcatraz movies is the 1968 comedy "Skidoo", directed by Otto Preminger, The movie was a was a notorious bomb, despite an amazing cast which included Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon, Ted Cassidy, Fred Clark, Michael Constantine, Frank Gorshin, John Phillip Law, Slim Pickens, Peter Lawford, Burgess Meredith, George Raft, Cesar Romero, Mickey Rooney and Groucho Marx playing "God" (in his final film appearance). Singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson not only plays a guard, but also sings the entire closing credit sequence (all cast, crew, and copyright information). And like all good Alcatraz-as-prison movies, there is an escape.
each other" reminds me of the late Frank Gorshin episode ( character Lokai) I tink.
Frankly he'd come across as a drunken aged Frank Gorshin Riddler if he were in tights.
Okay, Batman related autographs now reorganized and rehung. Batman by Batman (Adam West by Val Kilmer), catwoman by catwoman (Julie Newmar by Lee Meriwether) Riddler by riddler (Frank Gorshin by John Astin), the minions' autographs sorted to be by their associated bad guy. Some may say obsessive compulsive - i say BLISS! SHEER BLISS!
It's generally agreed that most fans were disappointed with John Astin as the Riddler. But if you were casting a replacement for Frank Gorshin back then, who would you have cast?
My wife of 26 yrs just asked me what character Frank Gorshin played on the original Batman. Who is this woman? And how could she not know?!
But actually, there was a Batman convention in Mt. Vernon and Adam West and Frank Gorshin came and I MET THEM AHHH HOLY CRAP BATMAN!
On this day December 2, 1965...Walt Disney's "That Darn Cat" is released. With Robert Stevenson as director and a cast of Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorthy Provine, Neville Brand, Roddy MacDowall, Frank Gorshin, Tom Lowell, Elsa Lanchester and Ed Wynn. This would be Hayley's last Disney film on the big screen.
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Here's my spooky - Halloween story. Geoff and I were living in Hollywood in a 1920's era bungalow. One night I stirred to half awake-ness and heard Geoff having a bad dream. I saw a transparent figure standing over him - long black overcoat, black fedora. He kind of looked like Frank Gorshin. He looked at me and back at Geoff who was still trying to wake, shook his head and walked off down the hallway. Geoff finally woke and told me he had a horrible dream about someone - a guy that fit the above description who had gotten into the house and wouldn't leave.
You need to make a film on the history of comedy. can play Frank Gorshin.
I see Gohmert more as a Frank Gorshin Riddler.
Where are you with Frank Gorshin in "Meteor Man"...?
0140 Frank Gorshin's Ultimate James Cagney Impression http:bit,lyrMile that I can for longer than 5 minutes !
sadly it's all gender swap Frank Gorshin's Riddler
I won't be a giraffe! I answered the pm, about 40 minutes ago, but I haven't gotten the response. I will send my answer to some one who already beat it...sorry everyone else who are pondering it...but like Frank Gorshin would say.he he he he he he!
I had a chance to meet frank gorshin once. What a great guy. Oh the energy in that room. Smh
I think Steven Berkhoff went to the Frank Gorshin school of acting
Vincent Price and Coral Browne photographed by Helmut Newton in 1989 It was 20 years ago today, that Vincent Price left this mortal coil...  Amazingly, I find the man's work is not only inspiring, but I still have not seen it all! So here is a guide to selected gems from Vincent's "phantom" filmography. Peter Fuller's wonderful site, THE SOUNDS OF Vincent Price, has provided video links to many of the short films described below.   ~ The following list includes selected highlights from Vincent Price's numerous works for TV movies, pilots, short films, non-theatrical documentaries and made for video programs. ~ A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1949) Vincent Price as host and narrator of this early NBC half hour television show. NOTES ON THE PORT OF ST. FRANCIS (1951) essay film about San Francisco, directed by Frank Stauffacher. Vincent Price recites narration taken from Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Modern Cosmopolis (1883). THE ANCIENT MAYA (1952) Vincent Price is the narrator of this short documentary on the art tre ...
An underrated Needham movie is the made-for-TV Death Car on the Freeway. Or maybe you don't like Frank Gorshin, Peter Graves and Abe Vigoda.
Just getting on You Tube to watch a little bit of the Batman TV series reunions, I then went to the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts and got stuck on them for an hour as I was laughing so hard I am feeling good now and did not even need any alcohol to do that. watching Rich Little doing impressions and even Frank Gorshin (aka the Riddler) I was laughing pretty hard tonight.
We celebrate Friday's arrival with domestic bliss, roasting chicken (I love doing oven roasts) and watching The One True Trek as it roasts and Nick practices on his mighty violin. To-night - one of my childhood faves! 'Let That Be Your Last Battlefield', with Frank Gorshin (The Riddler following hot on the heels of Batgirl's guest shot last episode) and Lou Antonio as half black/half white faced aliens - each with colours on opposing sides of the other's face, so they hate each other, natch. I fondly remember learning a lot about the evils of racism from this episode. Well, that and how interesting white tights are on a guy (helLOOO, Lou Antonio). THANKS FOR THE CHILDHOOD PROMPTS GENE RODDENBERRY
Added another Buck Rogers press photo to the fansite. Gil with the late Frank Gorshin (best known as The Riddler from Batman)
Next Monday is my FREE event CineFile Video presents Made for TV Monday at CineFile Video! This time, we're showing DEATH CAR ON THE FREEWAY, directed by the amazing Hal Needham (Smokey and the Bandit films, Cannonball Run) and featuring a crazy awesome cast including Shelley Hack, George Hamilton, Peter Graves, Frank Gorshin, Dinah Shore, Sid Haig and Abe Vigoda!!
Frank Gorshin and Lee Meriwether. The Riddler and Catwoman plot devious plans for the dynamic duo.
Most people are familiar enough with the main villains: Frank Gorshin as The Riddler, Cesar Romero/The Joker; Burgess Meredith/Penguin...
Hasn't been previewed yet - but we saw the sculpt and it is bang on Frank Gorshin. We assume Penguin is coming as well.
If there's a Frank Gorshin, that would be awesome.
Sometimes, you just need to do a good Frank Gorshin Riddler laugh. knows what I mean...
jim carey got nothin on me or frank gorshin ..I think? fact ? Riddler!!
in the TOS, he was going to blow up the ship unless Frank Gorshin let him drive
Grave of Frank Gorshin, The Riddler. Very cool headstone. Quote on it is “What does it all mean?”
- BTAS Riddler IS the Frank Gorshin Riddler minus the camp.
This episode provides THE definitive Riddler. Perfect evolution of Frank Gorshin's turn as the character.
“Frank Gorshin was the best Riddler ever!. He had a great laugh, one befitting a Riddler.
Frank Gorshin turned into a lobster? ( reference)
And also wonder why Frank Gorshin wasn't in the Roast part and why Charlie Callas' bit was so not funny. Sivana was great tho.
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It's hard to tell who it is, but it's definitely not Frank Sinatra. For a second I thought it was Frank Gorshin.
yeah but he's no Frank Gorshin. You should pull him up sometime. Hope you're having a good time at beach.
Stealing from story about Justin Timberlake wanting to be the Riddler in next Batman. He can't carry Frank Gorshin's jockstrap
Frank Gorshin and Burt Ward were 2 legendary Hollywood carousers. Maybe it was the green tights.
Interview with talking about Batman66, digital comics, and that terrifying Frank Gorshin brain freeze:
native Frank Gorshin returns as the Riddler in the new DC Comics series Batman 66, based on the TV show
- Burgess Merideth, Caesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Lee Meriweather - all having so much fun hamming it up as baddies. :)
I actually really like The Riddler. Mostly due to Frank Gorshin and the costume designers of the 1966 Batman TV show.
Trivia: Frank Gorshin Remember the many voices of this actor and Batman character.
I've decided you need to do a Frank Gorshin Riddler t-shirt! :D
Just read Batman ‘66 a new comic book reviving the TV show that made me a fan. First villain was Frank Gorshin’s Riddler. Great fun!
I miss Frank Gorshin, that impeccable impersonator. Kevin Spacey, known mostly for his acting and directing, is...
Frank Gorshin was on his way to a screen test for this movie when he got into a serious car accident -
A guy at work laughs like Frank Gorshin as The Riddler. Both creepy and cool at the same time.
At my first ever Comic-Con, I could have met Frank Gorshin (the Riddler); but he was in the bathroom.
Here's a surreal performance of Frank Gorshin on a Sammy Davis Jr. television special, live from Acapulco.
Sitting here watching the 1966 BATMAN movie with Adam West,Burt Ward,Cesar Romero,Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin,and Lee Merriwether. A true classic,and one of my favorite movies from growing up. WHOOP WHOOP!
so cool Cesar Romero Burgess Meredith & Frank Gorshin all fabulous actors
I'm very proud to say that my nerdiest moment ever was doing the Riddler laugh for Frank Gorshin, he approved
the Riddler, because he's smart, obsessive and Frank Gorshin made him amazing
Frank Gorshin was the best riddler.
wish they could hit this high of a note again. 1995, Adam West, Frank Gorshin
Some Nebraska fans at yesterday's NCAA women's bowling final face-painted (!), using red/white take on the Frank Gorshin Star Trek look.
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Frank Gorshin is totally my favorite Riddler. No one was as crazy and unhinged as he was
i love that show! Its so campy and funny. I liked Cesar Romero. My favorite character was frank gorshin as riddler.
let Pat & Keith know Frank Gorshin and John Astin (Addams Family) played the Riddler
Frank Gorshin not George Gershwin was the Riddler radio WGN 720
cubs broadcasters already bored with BB & talking about Batman. Btw Frank Gorshin not musician Geoege Gershwin
Hey radio announcers, George Gershwin did not play the Riddler. That was Frank Gorshin, right?
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It was Frank Gorshin, btw, so they were sort of close at least.
... and Vince Dooley by the late Frank Gorshin.
Amazing day of movie birthdays: Melvyn Douglas, Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, and even Frank Gorshin :)
Frank was a sad man with so much talent and so little self confidence. When we go trough life wondering if we are worthy, it's not until we know that we are, that life changes! He was the best -he just did not believe it! Love always, Angel
I love Burt Lancaster, but I love Frank Gorshin's impressions of Burt Lancaster more.
Frank Gorshin's James Cagney Impression at the AFI Life Achievement Award: via fab
Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeifer, or Halle Berry, who's your favorite Catwoman?
Another winning color pic of the day ~ non-equine division hehehehe
Wisdom from the brilliant Greg. Proops.A pheasant is a Ph deficient peasant! .There were many great Impressionists, Manet, Monet, Frank Travelina, Frank Gorshin, George. Kirby, Rich Little to name just a few!
it would be if Frank Gorshin asked it.
A spaceship lands in the woods. A teenage couple, Johnny Carter (Steven Terrell) and Joan Haydon (Glo...
Here's one from frank gorshin- what does a turkey do when he is upside down ?
Exactly today, Neil Diamond OutLived Frank Gorshin, The Riddler in TV's 'Batman'. Diamond does too much Red Red Wine to solve any riddles.
Excerpt from THE BEWITCHED HISTORY BOOK: "March 7, 1968 Tonight Bewitched would not be seen so that ABC could bring us a special starring Debbie Reynolds, Agnes Moorehead’s good friend, entitled '…And Debbie Makes Six'. It was an hour of comedy and music with Frank Gorshin, Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Donald O’Connor, Nelson Riddle, and Bobby Durwood, er, I mean Darin (sorry…force of habit). This special was originally supposed to air on November 19, 1967, but because of a strike by the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technician’s against ABC, it was held off until tonight. The night before, Lost in Space aired its last episode."
Anyone remember this Justice League Special? Is anyone else famous besides Frank Gorshin,Adam West and Burt Ward Cap and Wonder Woman I thought was a cool twist on an old pic
The Riddler. (Nice! Frank Gorshin, too...not the other Riddler..John Aston)
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