West famously portrayed the beloved comic book hero in the campy, tongue-in-cheek live-action Batman series, which ran from 1966 to 1968. Despite the show only running for three seasons, West appeared in 120 episodes, and it became his defining role.
West also appeared in a feature-length adaptation, of the show, Batman: The Movie, in 1966. While the actor had a hard time getting roles after being typecast as the crime fighter, he went on to embrace the indelible mark he left on the pop culture landscape.
While Many stars have donned the cape and cowl since West's last outing -- including Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck -- but no one could match the hilarity and bizarre camp that West managed to infuse into Batman's every gesture.