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Frank Gorshin

Frank GorshinAKA Frank John Gorshin

Born: 5-Apr-1933
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 17-May-2005
Location of death: Burbank, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Buried, Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Riddler in Batman

Military service: US Army (1953-55)

Having served as an entertainer during the Korean War, Gorshin appeared as an impressionist on The Ed Sullivan Show, but had the ill luck of debuting on that show on the same episode as The Beatles. Though he has been in a large number of movies and even more TV guest appearances, Gorshin is best known for playing the Riddler in TV's Batman series, in green suit and bowler hat with a maniacal laugh. He is also remembered for the role of Bele in the Star Trek episode Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (1966, emmy nomination). His race was white on the left, black on the right side, bisecting his body vertically; his enemy Lokai, was of the race having opposite polarity. In 2002 he played the lead in a Broadway production of Say Goodnight Gracie as George Burns. Gorshin appeared in the season finale of CSI soon before his death from lung cancer and emphysema in a Burbank hospital in May 2005.

Father: (railroad worker)
Mother: (seamstress)
Wife: Christina Randazzo (m. 1961)

    University: Carnegie-Mellon Tech

    Risk Factors: Smoking, Emphysema

    TELEVISION
    Batman The Riddler (1966-69)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Last Hand (6-Jan-2004)
    Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (9-Mar-2003) · Himself
    Manna From Heaven (17-Jan-2003)
    High Times Potluck (15-Aug-2002)
    Beethoven's 3rd (25-Jul-2000) · Uncle Morrie
    Luck of the Draw (6-Apr-2000) · Sterling Johnson
    Game Day (21-Sep-1999)
    Man of the Century (24-Jan-1999)
    Bloodmoon (21-Oct-1997)
    Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (6-Sep-1997) · Cain Ball
    Twelve Monkeys (27-Dec-1995) · Dr. Fletcher
    Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie (Feb-1995) · Himself
    Hail Caesar (1994)
    The Meteor Man (6-Aug-1993)
    Amore! (1993)
    Midnight (27-Sep-1989)
    Hollywood Vice Squad (28-Feb-1986)
    Uphill All the Way (Jan-1986)
    Hot Resort (Jan-1985)
    Goliath Awaits (11-Nov-1981)
    Underground Aces (1981)
    Death Car on the Freeway (25-Sep-1979)
    Rudolph's Shiny New Year (10-Dec-1976) [VOICE]
    Skidoo (2-Dec-1968)
    Batman (30-Jul-1966) · The Riddler
    Ride Beyond Vengeance (Jan-1966) · Tod Wisdom
    That Darn Cat! (2-Dec-1965)
    Sail a Crooked Ship (Dec-1961)
    The George Raft Story (22-Nov-1961) · Moxie Cusack
    Ring of Fire (14-Jun-1961) · Frank Henderson
    The Great Impostor (3-Feb-1961)
    Where the Boys Are (28-Dec-1960) · Basil
    Studs Lonigan (Sep-1960)
    Bells Are Ringing (20-Jun-1960) · Blake Barton
    Tank Battalion (Jul-1958)
    Portland Expose (11-Aug-1957)
    Invasion of the Saucer Men (Jun-1957)
    Dragstrip Girl (24-Apr-1957)
    The True Story of Jesse James (Feb-1957) · Charley Ford
    Runaway Daughters (Nov-1956)
    Hot Rod Girl (Jul-1956)
    The Proud and Profane (13-Jun-1956) · Harry


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