Monday, March 21, 2016

Bat-Music #12 - The Musical Stylings of Frank Gorshin

Bat-Music #12 - The Musical Stylings of Frank Gorshin

Frank Gorshin had a great career on the stage and screen before and after the Batman TV series.  He was most well known as a stand-up comedian and impressionist, but was also an actor who appeared in over 100 different roles on film and television. He also appeared on stage on and off Broadway, and even released a few singles as a singer.  He was an all-around performer.  So, when everyone else was releasing singles to cash-in on Batman's popularity, there was no reason for Gorshin to be left out.  His song, "The Riddler," is one of the catchiest and most fun of all the Batman novelty singles.  Below is a clip from his appearance on the Dean Martin Show, where he does some of his famous impressions of actors such as Kirk Douglas and Marlon Brando (this time with a Batman twist) before launching into a singing and dancing performance of his song.  Watch the whole thing, it's a lot of fun!

Farnk Gorshin Performs on The Dean Martin Show

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