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Frank Gorshin was an American actor.


Born Frank Gorshin Jr. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he became an impressionist and studied at the Carnegie Tech School of Drama, becoming a film and television actor following the Second World War as well as making a number of appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show as a comedian and impressionist.

Gorshin soon made his film debut in Between Heaven and Hell and went on to play a number of "heavies" before being cast as the cunning Riddler in the 1960s Batman series. He also appeared in the original Star Trek series, Hawaii Five-O and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century as well as such films as Twelve Monkeys.

He passed away in 2005.


Gorshin appeared on a number of variety shows, including a singing appearance on Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall as well as releasing his own single Never Let Her Go.

Gorshin also appeared in a number of stage musicals, namely What Makes Sammy Run?, the original cast of Jimmy (playing Jimmy Walker), Promises, Promises and On the Twentieth Century as Oscar Jaffee.


Man of the Century (1999)

  • Vesti la Giubba (solo)


Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1960)

  • That's Amore (solo)


What Makes Sammy Run? (1966)

  • A New Pair of Shoes (contains solo lines)
  • You Help Me (duet)
  • Lites--Camera--Platitude (contains solo lines)
  • My Hometown (solo)
  • I See Something (duet)
  • You Can Trust Me (solo)
  • A Room Without Windows (duet)
  • Kiss Me No Kisses (duet)
  • I Feel Humble (contains solo lines)
  • You're No Good (duet)
  • My Hometown (Reprise)(solo)
  • Some Days Everything Goes Wrong (solo)

Jimmy (1969)(originated the role)

  • Will You Think of Me Tomorrow? (solo)
  • The Little Woman (contains solo lines)
  • The Darlin' of New York
  • The Walker Walk (Reprise)
  • What's Out There for Me? (solo)
  • The Squabble Song (duet)
  • One in a Million (duet)
  • Jimmy (contains solo lines)
  • Life Is a One Way Street (duet)

Promises, Promises (1973)

  • Half as Big as Life (solo)
  • Upstairs (solo)
  • You'll Think of Someone (duet)
  • Our Little Secret (duet)
  • She Likes Basketball (solo)
  • A Fact Can Be a Beautiful Thing (duet)
  • A Young Pretty Girl Like You (duet)
  • I'll Never Fall in Love Again (duet)
  • Promises, Promises (solo)

On the Twentieth Century (1986)

  • I Rise Again (contains solo lines)
  • Our Private World (duet)
  • I've Got it All (duet)
  • Five Zeros (contains solo lines)
  • Sextet/Sign Lilly Sign (contains solo lines)
  • The Legacy (solo)
  • Lily, Oscar (duet)
  • Finale


Never Let Her Go (1966)

  • Never Let Her Go (solo)

Girl Crazy (1990)

  • Goldfarb! That's I'm! (contains solo lines)
  • But Not for Me (Comic Reprise)(duet)
  • Finale Ultimo