Saturday, January 14, 2006

Ma Parker Is Dead

Actress Shelley Winters, who played the dastardly Ma Parker in episodes 43 and 44 of Batman, is dead. Of the roughly three dozen "special guest villains" who opposed the Dynamic Duo in the feature film and series, which began 40 years ago this week, 11 are still alive:

Julie Newmar (Catwoman)
Eartha Kitt (Catwoman)
Lee Meriweather (Catwoman)
Joan Collins (The Siren)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (Minerva)
Glynis Johns (Lady Penelope Peasoup)
Cliff Robertson (Shame)
Barbara Rush (Nora Clavicle)
Malachi Throne (False Face)
Eli Wallach (Mr. Freeze)
And, frighteningly, Van Johnson (The Minstrel), who must be 150.
Services: Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 PM, Gotham Prison Chapel.

Pix: The 1966 Batman Villains - Ma Parker and this eBay auction.


Buffer said...

Odds are she willed herself dead rather than having to sit through another shoddy remake of the Posideon Adventure.


I though the blog title was a Typo at first, that May Parker was dead as the Spider-Girl comic coming out of Marvel was just cancelled today.

El Duque said...


Who's next?

Eartha Kitt should be very worried.

rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said...

who actually worked up the nerve to tell her she was dead?

Buffer said...

Does death have nuts to kick?

Our Man Horn said...

You can go ahead and spell "Lee Meriwether" correctly. I'm sure she wouldn't mind.

Superfrankenstein said...

Thanks for the spelling correction. Dick.