Frank Gorshin

Frank Gorshin, the actor, comedian and impressionist known for playing the frisky Riddler in the 1960s TV series "Batman," died May 17, 2005, after a battle with lung cancer, emphysema and pneumonia, a spokesman said. Mr. Gorshin, 72, appeared in Broadway's Say Goodnight, Gracie in 2002-03, and in a national tour of it, playing the late comedian George Burns — complete with gravelly voice, cigar and receding silver hairpiece.

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  • Born: Apr 5, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Death: May 17, 2005 in Burbank, California

Awards

Drama Desk Award
2003 Outstanding Solo Performance Say Goodnight, Gracie Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2003 Outstanding Solo Performance Say Goodnight, Gracie Nominee