Frank Gorshin (April 5, 1933 â€“ May 17 2005) was an American actor and comedian from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
He was best known as an impressionist, with many notable guest appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show and on The Tonight Show with host Steve Allen. His most famous role was The Riddler in the Batman live action television series.
Frank John Gorshin, Jr. was a son of Roman Catholic parents, Frank and Frances Gorshin, a railway worker and a seamstress in Pittsburgh, where Frank, Jr. was born. Aged 15, he took a part-time job as a cinema usher at the Sheridan Square Theatre. He memorized the mannerisms of the screen stars that he saw and created an impressionist act. He was still in high school when he obtained his first paid employment: a one-week engagement at Jackie Heller's New York night club Carousel, which he secured as the prize in a Pittsburgh talent contest in 1951. His parents had insisted that he take the engagement even though his 15 year old brother had been hit by...
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Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997) is a Canadian fantasy film directed by Guy Maddin. It was filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Batman (also known as its video-box title Batman: The Movie) is a 1966 film spin-off of the popular Batman television series, and was the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character. The 20th Century Fox release starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin.The film was directed by Leslie H. Martinson who also directed a pair of Batman episodes; "The Penguin Goes Straight" and "Not Yet, He Ain't," both from season one.Filmed at the end of the first season of Batman (between April 25 and May 31, 1966 at an estimated $1,377,800), it featured four main criminals from the show, including the "clown prince of crime" The Joker (Cesar Romero), that "count of criminal conundrums" The Riddler (Frank Gorshin), that "pompous, waddling master of fowl play" The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), and the "fiendish feline" The Catwoman (Lee Meriwether). It was written by series writer Lorenzo Semple Jr. and directed by series director Leslie H. Martinson, who won a Golden...,
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Based on Robert Crichton's 1959 book by the same name, The Great Impostor is a 1961 movie based on the life of the well-known impostor Ferdinand Waldo Demara. Starring Tony Curtis and Edmond O'Brien, it only loosely follows Demara's real-life exploits....
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