Adam (Anderson) West

William West (Anderson) West (1928 - 2017)

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William West (Adam) West formerly Anderson
Born in Walla Walla, Washington, United Statesmap
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Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Died in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2014
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William was born in 1928. He is the son of Otto Anderson and Audrey Speer.

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.[1]



See also:

  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 December 2015), Billy West Anderson in household of Otto W Anderson, Ward 3, Walla Walla, College Election Precinct, Walla Walla, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 36-19, sheet 61A, family 29, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 4367.

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    On 10 Jun 2017 at 16:05 GMT Dale Byers wrote:

    Adam died today of Leukemia in Los Angeles, California, United States

    On 4 Mar 2015 at 10:08 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:

    You have an article about his genealogy in a Swedish magazine

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