Friday, 9 December 2016

R.I.P. Van Williams (The Green Hornet)

Van Williams the actor who played the Green Hornet in the 1960's TV show has passed away at the age of 82 according to a statement issued by producer Kevin Burns.

The Green Hornet was very much a show in the sixties "camp" mode but never quite caught the imagination of the public in the same way Batman with Adam West did. Nevertheless this is a fondly remembered programme by those who are old enough to have seen it.

His sidekick Kato was played by Bruce Lee.

One of the more memorable scenes from the show include the following sequence where the Hornet and Batman face off. According to Van Williams Bruce Lee was mighty pissed of the fight ended in a draw and Burt Ward who played Robin was worried that Lee might well "let loose" during the filming.

Rest in Peace.

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