Monday, January 5, 2009
Longtime Character Actor Pat Hingle Dies At 84
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Family friend Michele Seidman says Hingle died at his home in Carolina Beach shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday. Seidman says he decided to settle in the coastal town after shooting the movie "Maximum Overdrive" in the area in 1986. He lived there for more than 15 years [and] had battled multiple health problems over the last several years.
One of only two actors to appear in all of the first four Batman movies. The other was actor Michael Gough who played Alfred.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award as best supporting or featured actor (dramatic) for "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs.".
In his last appearance as Commissioner Gordon in the Batman series, he worked with Uma Thurman, whose first husband, Gary Oldman, succeeded him in the role in Batman Begins (2005).
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