Friday, May 20, 2005

they got "the riddler"!

frank gorshin, who played "the riddler" on batman better than anyone else back in the day, is dead at 72 of lung cancer. i totally loved him. he was a mainstay on the mike douglas show when i was a little kid, doing impersonations of absolutely everyone in hollywood that mattered. the other one that was big on impersonations back then was jonathan winters. robin williams took a lot from him. nowadays comics occasionally attempt to do things like that, but there isn't an army of rich littles wandering the earth, cracking people up at random. i think richard pryor was the one who changed all that.

i think it's nice that he was married to the same woman for 48 years.

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