Welcome to Hollywood Graveyard, where we set out to remember and celebrate the lives of those who lived to entertain us, by visiting their final resting places. Today we’re visiting the city of Gotham.

Full list of stars visited today: Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Douglas Croft, Cesar Romero, Heath Ledger, Michael Ansara, Frank Gorshin, Burgess Meredith, Michael Gough, Yvonne Craig, George Sanders, Eartha Kitt, Neil Hamilton, William Dozier, Nelson Riddle, Prince, Neal Hefti.

Thanks to our Patreon supporters: Janet Elliot, Ruben Hadland, MJS82195, Ren, and Christy. And special thanks to Emily in Pittsburgh for helping us visit Frank Gorshin.

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Batman concept art from “The Bat-Man Cover Story” by Arlen Schumer:
http://www.arlenschumer.com/images/stories/history_pdfs/BATMAN_coverstory.pdf

Batman & Bill on Hulu:
https://www.hulu.com/watch/1074856

Map of this tour:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bY2MCJGPYYoppoMdUT9_N5KPNrQ

Written & Produced by: Arthur Dark
Music by: Giuseppe Vasapolli & Jeremy Lamb

Disclaimer: Tour videos are independently produced, and are not endorsed by the respective cemetery. When visiting a cemetery, do so only during regular visiting hours, take only pictures, and leave only approved grave offerings. Be courteous and respectful of both the living and the dead. In deference to families of those profiled herein, any requests to remove profiles by family members of the individual will be honored.

Batman is property of DC Comics.

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44 thoughts on “Hollywood Graveyard – The BATMAN Special

  1. Okay, take two!  We added Prince, Eartha Kitt, and Neil Hamilton.  Please know, however, that there’s no way we can cover everyone, so thank you for remembering others in the comments that we may have missed.

  2. I loved heath ledger as the joker because it was a great character and heath even wanted to be Batman but that didn't happen so heath became the joker

  3. There was another 1960s villain of the Batman show that was created, but I can’t remember the actor’s name. The villain’s name was False Face. I wonder what happened to that actor and where he is today?

  4. Wouldn't it be fun to do a It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World edition? Wink, wink; nod, nod.

  5. "His final resting place is unknown" is not the best description for someone (Bill Finger) who was cremated and whose ashes were released into the ocean. I supposed it's technically accurate because nobody knows where those molecules of ash went, but still. Bill belongs in the cremation list. My nitpicks aside, this is an interesting video. Well done.

  6. CORRECTION: Bob Kane did not create the Scarecrow. If he had, he would have talked about the character's creation in his biography and other places where he readily took credit.

  7. The 60's TV series will always be the best Batman for me no matter how camp or silly it seemed….I thought it was great!

  8. why did you not tell us how Prince died. I was 100% in the history story line and then ….. nothing. When i was just a litle kid prince was awesome I had his double album Purple. Almost every evening i was dancing on his songs. Later in life he had this catchy song My Name Is Prince. Darn good song. Pls tell us how he went on his last journey.
    Greetings,, Kitty.

  9. Adam west is my favorite Batman actor fun fact about me Adam west was the first Batman actor I ever knew Adam west’s batmobile was my favorite batmobile ever I am Adam west’s #1 and biggest fan

  10. Batman is a plagiarism of the Shadow. Kane didn't create Batman.The first comic is a direct example.

  11. Bob Kane was a thief. The first issue of Batman is a direct rip off of the Shadow That said. I LOVE BATMAN

  12. According to google Adam West was cremated and his ashes spread over the Pacific Ocean.

  13. Great video! You really put thought and effort into this as it clearly shows. All of these people are wonderful, but I grew up having Adam West as Batman. I was sad when he passed on.

  14. If you could ever do a sequel of Gotham Graves, I have two candidates whose versions of Batman and Robin always get overlooked. While Adam West and Burt Ward were the third set of live action Batman and Robin, one must remember the late Olan Soule and the late Casey Kasem. They were the first animated Batman and Robin on Saturday mornings. First on the Adventures of Batman by Filmation, and later at Hanna Barbera on the long running SuperFriends series. Adam West and Burt Ward were also the voices of Batman and Robin in 1977 by Filmation and later, Adam West succeeded Olan Soule in the last 2 seasons of the SuperFriends in 1984 & 1985, during the Super Powers era of the series. And on a different note, let's not forget Johnny Duncan who was the second Robin in the serials and Robert Lowry's co star on Batman and Robin in 1949. I have written a pair of books on the SuperFriends and I am the advocate who keeps the memories of the SuperFriends and DC Filmation cartoons alive. I have written a pair of books called the Ultimate SuperFriends Companion.

  15. I use to have the 1943 Batman serial on DVD. I would love to find it again.

  16. …freaked me out at first, because I misunderstood the title…but thank you, it brought conclusion and some peace…as a SuperHero/Music fan, it was especially peace-giving to be “introduced” to Neil Hefti, the man who created the Greatest SuperHero theme ever written (sorry, writer for “Spider-Man”)!

  17. it should be Batman created by Bill Finger w/small help from thief…Bob Kane

  18. This is great for giving Bill Finger recognition as the co-creator as well as those first actors who played Batman and Robin right before Adam West and Burt Ward played the roles.

  19. Romero's Joker was the LEAST 'psychopathic' Joker at most I would call him an 'anarchist' at least a 'practical joker'.and Ledger's Joker was hardly 'schizophrenic'

  20. This was a great tour thank you for posting it really enjoyed it immensely.

  21. This was a great episode! I really enjoyed it. I was lucky enough to meet Adam West and Burt Ward. They were both such nice men. Very friendly.

  22. this is a really nice video to remember and honor all the creators, actors, actresses and every other cast and crew member who were all involved in every Batman shows and movies

  23. Loved your batman :graveyard video….that was one of my favorite shows as kid back in the 1970's.

  24. Adam West`s grave is the Pacific ocean , he is probably still using his shark repellent spray ..

  25. I was holding back tears that day when I heard Adam west passed away and when I saw that tribute where they lighted up city hall with the Batman symbol my heart literally filled with joy and I was cheering along with the rest of the fans. When I die I want my family to shine the symbol of the Punisher towards the sky just because I’m basically a big fan of the Punisher, I want all
    my family and friends to do that for me when I die

  26. Wow I didn't really realize just how many of them (actors mainly) had passed away. Thanks for sharing

  27. My almost all of my favorite Gotham memories are from Batman: The Animated Series. (Sorry.)

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