Original Batman Adam West Left Out of Oscars In Memoriam

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Original Batman Adam West Left Out of Oscars In Memoriam

Adam West, who played Batman in the 1960s, was left off of the Oscars' In Memoriam segment last night (March 5).

Chief among those was legendary director Tobe Hooper, who died past year at age 74 and who was responsible for two of horror's all-time classics: the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist (he also directed the first TV adaptation of 'Salem's Lot and the legendary-for-different-reasons Lifeforce, among others).

The 88-year-old died last June after a short battle with leukaemia. He was best known for his music and his TV work, but he also was nominated just three years ago for an Oscar for Best Original Song for "I'm Not Gonna Miss You", which was a part of his documentary "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me".

West did not appear in the montage, while other recently deceased figures were also omitted.

Iconic Hollywood filmmaker Tobe Hooper was also excluded from the list, infuriating several of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre director's fans.

"One viewer wrote on Twitter: "Where was David Cassidy during the In Memoriam?" while another added: "#Oscars You forgot Tom Petty FFS, Della Reese, Jim Nabors, Adam West, Tobe Hooper, Rosemarie, Glen Campbell, Hugh Hefner, Bill Paxton, David Cassidy".

West first took on the role of Batman in 1966, when he portrayed the Caped Crusader in a feature film, as well as the first season of the popular TV series. "If it weren't for him, we probably wouldn't have Batman today".

However, some fans pointed out that West was primarily known as a TV actor and was never a movie star of the kind included in the segment.

A third wrote: "Wait". Yes, he's in TV Batman, but he's been in movies too!

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