Holy Hollywood Star, Batman: Burt Ward Talks Road to Walk of Fame Honor

  • Variety
Holy Hollywood Star, Batman: Burt Ward Talks Road to Walk of Fame Honor
Batman’s crimefighting sidekick Robin was famously excitable, with all his “Holy Fill-in-the-Blank” exclamations during the three-season run of the enduringly popular 1960s “Batman” series. But actor Burt Ward learned early on to take the inevitable highs and lows of showbiz career in stride — and that includes a decades-long wait for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“It’s only been 50 years, and I am a patient person,” chuckles Ward, 74, who’ll receive the honor on Jan. 9, in a spot adjacent to the star of his late co-star Adam West.

But it’s actually been longer than that: Ward made his performing debut at age 2 as the world’s youngest professional ice skater in his father’s traveling ice show, a precursor to the Ice Capades. “And I actually remember it — that’s a pretty amazing thing,” says Ward, who was then known as Bert Gervis, Jr. He
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