2005-05-26 / Arts & Entertainment

He Made A Great Impression


Frank Gorshin literally began making an impression in his first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” (the same night The Beatles debuted) more than 40 years ago. “The Man of a 100 Faces,” who died last week at age 72, is pictured above with Canarsien and radio personality Jimmy Diele in a photo taken when Gorshin was appearing as George Burns in a one-man Broadway show. Over the years, Gorshin, who’s probably best remembered in the question-mark green suit and bowler hat he wore as “The Riddler” on the 1966-69 “Batman” television series, honed his skills and accumulated an extensive repertoire of celebrities in his act, including Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Marlon Brando, James Cagney and Dean Martin.
Frank Gorshin literally began making an impression in his first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” (the same night The Beatles debuted) more than 40 years ago. “The Man of a 100 Faces,” who died last week at age 72, is pictured above with Canarsien and radio personality Jimmy Diele in a photo taken when Gorshin was appearing as George Burns in a one-man Broadway show. Over the years, Gorshin, who’s probably best remembered in the question-mark green suit and bowler hat he wore as “The Riddler” on the 1966-69 “Batman” television series, honed his skills and accumulated an extensive repertoire of celebrities in his act, including Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Marlon Brando, James Cagney and Dean Martin.

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