Friday, December 12, 2008

Batman Curse Kills Again

Van Johnson (The Minstrel) died today at 92, cutting the number of surviving Bat-villains to 10: Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriweather, Joan Collins, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Glynis Johns, Cliff Robertson, Barbara Rush, Malachi Throne and Eli Wallach. This is the first time the Very Slow Batman Curse (1966 model) has struck since the death of Shelley Winters (Ma Parker), nearly three years ago.