Walla Walla to celebrate Adam West today

Walla Walla to celebrate Adam West today

The 2nd Annual Adam West Day is today in Walla Walla, a celebration of a local kid who made his hometown proud as he chased his dreams in Hollywood, starring as Batman in the iconic 1960s television show of the same name.

West, born in 1928 in Walla Walla as William West Anderson, first post-caped crusader role came in The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969) and he went on to do other guest spots on many television series; Maverick, Diagnosis: Murder, Bonanza, The King of Queens and George Lopez to name just a few. West also made multiple guest appearances on the animated television hit, Family Guy.

As big as West got in Hollywood, he never forgot his life as a kid growing up on a wheat ranch just outside of Walla Walla and he remained proud of his hometown roots. On what would be his 90th birthday, the city he called home will remember, celebrate and honor West today beginning at 11:00 AM. Events are planned throughout the day, including a free screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary “Starring Adam West” at 6:30 PM at the Gesa Power House Theatre.

The celebration will conclude with the lighting of the famous bat signal at the Marcus Whitman Hotel at 9:00PM. For a full list of events, click here.