Batman's Adam West, And The Sexy Love Life We Never Knew

By Karen Harris
Left: American actor Adam West, 1967. Source: (Photo by Harry Dempster/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Right Frank Gorshin as The Riddler. Source:(imdb.com)

His character was a virtuous do-gooder, but TV's Batman, Adam West, had a sex life that viewers could hardly have imagined. On the show, which aired from 1966-68, West played Bruce Wayne, the millionaire who was secretly the caped crusader. West himself led a double life, and off-camera he was more like Bruce Wayne than the hero Batman. Adam West's sex life only came to light soon after his death in 2017. It turns out that when he wasn’t performing as a saintly do-gooder fighting dastardly villains, just like in the comic books -- a medium for children, especially back then -- he was engaging in free love and reaping the benefits of being a Hollywood star in the Swinging Sixties. Batman might have been good clean fun suitable for all ages, but the private life of Adam West was not.