Van Williams, best known for his portrayal of The Green Hornet in the 1967 TV series of the same name, has died at the age of eighty-two. Mr. Williams died on November 28 of renal failure.
Before playing that role, he was best known for his character Kenny Madison, who appeared on two separate series, ABC's Bourbon Street Beat and Surfside 6.
The Green Hornet was produced due to the popularity of TV's Batman series. Williams, however, insisted that the show did not descend to the silliness level of Batman. The Green Hornet -- which introduced American audiences to actor and martial arts expert Bruce Lee -- was about as serious in tone as a show about a superhero could be.
Batman and the Green Hornet appeared together in a two-part crossover.
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