William West Anderson, better known by his stage name of Adam West, has passed away at age 88. As a kid I did not like the Batman show in which he starred in the sixties. Too campy and too silly for even my childish tastes. The show was a long term disaster for Adam West, typecasting him with a vengeance and largely destroying his acting career. After a self destructive period involving lots of alcohol, he bore his ill fortune with grace and good will, directing a large amount of self deprecating humor at himself. Eventually he established a respectable niche for himself in the entertainment industry. Atque vale Mr. Wayne.