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Vale – Pat Hingle

Seems I’m writing more of these little articles these days.

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Pat Hingle - 1924-2009

Pat Hingle, the man most people know as Commissioner Gordon from the Burton/Schumacher Batman films has passed away, aged 84. Hingle was a long-time character actor in many television series and films, however it’s his legacy in the Batman film’s that will make him truly memorable, and truly missed.

Hingle as Commissioner Gordon
Hingle as Commissioner Gordon

Hingles’ other roles included Sudden Impact, with Clint Eastwood, The Grifters, The Quick & The Dead, Muppets From Space and the Sam Jackson version of Shaft.

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Hingle in Muppets From Space

Vale, Pat Hingle.

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Normally detesting these kinds of bios, Rodney's keen love of film more often outclasses his ability to write convincingly about them. Never blessed with a body worthy of a porn star, nor being the heir to a wealthy industrialists fortune, nor suffering the tragedy of having his parents murdered outside a Gotham theater, Rodney is, contrary to popular opinion, neither Ron Jeremy, JD Rockefeller, or Batman. As a serious appreciator of film since 1996, Rodney's love affair with the medium has continued with his online blog, Fernby Films, a facility allowing him to communicate with fellow cineasts in their mutual love of all things movie.