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FILE - In this March 19, 2006 file photo, Burt Ward, left, and Adam West pose for photos while walking the red carpet prior to the TV Land Awards, in Santa Monica, Calif.
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, his family said the actor, who portrayed Batman in a 1960s TV series, has died at age 88.
(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) FILE - In this Sunday, Jan.
(AP Photo/Mark Elias, File) FILE - In this May 29, 2015 file photo, a Batman costume worn by Adam West in the 1960s television show is on display next a Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve in "Superman IV" at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Ky.
"But in the overall, I'm delighted because my character became iconic and has opened a lot of doors in other ways, too." West, who died late Friday at age 88, initially chafed as being typecast after "Batman" went off the air, but in later years he acknowledged he was happy to have had a role in kicking off a big-budget film franchise by showing the character's wide appeal.