RIP Frank Gorshin, who has died at age 72.
When I was a kid, the Riddler was by far my favorite Batman TV show villain. Gorshin's manic performance was alternately reserved and unhinged, and he was the most memorable of a pretty memorable group of actors. Later on, I became aware that he was a kinda-sorta Rat Packer and had also done one of the later Classic Star Treks, a rather heavy-handed anti-racism-themed episode. But, low-budget 1950's monster movie buff that I am, it always gave me a charge that he appeared in one of my favorites: Invasion of the Saucer Men.
As always, Mark Evanier has a great remembrance post.