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TV’s ‘Batman’ Adam West Gets Hollywood Star

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HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — Adam West, best remembered for his campy portrayal of Batman in the 1966-68 ABC series, received the 2,468th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.

Seth McFarlane, producer of the Fox animated series “Family Guy,” for which West supplies the voice of Mayor Adam West, and Ralph Garman, a radio personality and fellow “Family Guy” voice who also supplied the voice of West in a 2006 episode of the MTV2 claymation series “Celebrity Deathmatch,” joined West in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the Guinness World of Records Museum on Hollywood Boulevard.

The Batmobile was also be on display.

Born William West Anderson on Sept. 19, 1928, in Seattle and raised on a wheat ranch in Walla Walla, Wash., West began his career as a disc jockey and television show host. He arrived in Hollywood in 1959 after landing a contract with Warner Bros. and made his feature film debut that year opposite Paul Newman in “The Young Philadelphians.”

West appeared on such television series as “Maverick” and “77 Sunset Strip” before getting his first regular series role on “The Detectives” in 1961. His other pre-“Batman” television credits include “Perry Mason,” “Bewitched,” “Gunsmoke” and “Petticoat Junction.”

West has made a record 156 individual screen appearances as Batman, including 120 in the live-action television series, along with several animated series.

West’s recent live action credits include “30 Rock” and “George Lopez.”

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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