Actor Frank Gorshin

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on November 6, 2005

I loved Frank Gorshin on Broadway in Say Goodnight Gracie. What's he doing now?
—Allen Averbusch, Laconia, N.H.

The Pittsburgh-born Gorshin was nominated for a prestigious Tony Award for his portrayal of the late humorist George Burns in Say Goodnight Gracie: The Love, Laughter and Life of George Burns, which opened on Broadway in 2002. The show marked his return to the New York stage after more than 30 years in television (Batman, as the Riddler, the role that made him famous), movies (Twelve Monkeys, 1995) and Las Vegas showrooms. A master impressionist, Gorshin appeared more than a dozen times on The Ed Sullivan Show, where he once was upstaged by another act, The Beatles. He appeared in the season finale of the TV series CSI soon before his death from lung cancer and emphysema in a Burbank, Calif., hospital in May.