General goings on in the 1966 Batman World
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Al Checco has died, on July 19 two days before his 94th birthday. The sad news was announced by Al's close and dear friend, actress Francine York ('Ms. Limpet').
Al guest-starred as 'Dove' in "The Penguin Goes Straight / Not Yet He Ain't."
Al Checco and Harvey Lembeck, with Burgess Meredith...
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That's crazy -- he didn't look young even then! He played cab drivers, and desk clerks on series TV. And a bank robber on Andy Griffith as well as a crook on Gomer Pyle. An unathletic looking man, Batman was probably his most physical role by far.
He was also in the Mr. Terrific pilot. Still, he had a noteworthy career. In an era when TV was full of interesting character actors who had honed their craft in theater or live TV in New York. I enjoy many shows, but these days good character actors are so rare in film or TV they tend to become stars. Paul Giamatti or Richard Jenkins for example.
Next week, the Dynamic Duo meets the Clock King!
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R.I.P. fine feathered fink.