He breathed life into Batman. Adam West was born Billy (William) West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson and his wife Audrey. At age 10 Adam had a cache of comic books, and "Batman" made a big impression on him--the comic hero was part bat-man (a la Count Dracula) and part world's greatest detective (a la Charlie Chan and Sherlock Holmes). When his mom remarried to a Dr. Paul Flothow, she took Adam and his younger brother, John, to Seattle. At 14 Adam attended Lakeside School, then went to Whitman College, where he got a degree in literature and psychology. During his last year of college he also married 17-year-old Billie Lou Yeager.
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Adam is 34 degrees from Bob Saget, 21 degrees from Victor Borge, 39 degrees from Graham Chapman, 28 degrees from John Clarke, 35 degrees from John Cleese, 17 degrees from Phyllis Diller, 26 degrees from Gösta Ekman, 38 degrees from Whoopi Goldberg, 23 degrees from Bob Hope, 28 degrees from Barry Humphries, 38 degrees from Norman Wisdom and 28 degrees from Joan Hollander on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.