Here's what I found out:
Dick Kallman (July 7, 1933 – February 22, 1980) was an American actor. Yes, he died at 47 years old! Kallman was born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. He starred in the title role of the 1965–1966prime time television sitcom Hank on NBC, and later moved on to stage work with touring companies. He was also a singer and released a 1963 album of pop standards, Hits & the Misses, on EMI.
He also acted in episodes 110 and 111 of Batman.
Kallman, who by the time of his death was an antiques and art dealer, was murdered in his apartment in New York in 1980 during a robbery and he was gay.
The life and death (murder) of closeted gay actor Dick Kallman
Dick Kallman was an actor in movies and television in the late 50s and 60s.He was also an accomplished singer who recorded an album of standards for EMI in London, when he was
Richard Kallman was also a gay man. On February 22, 1980 Richard and his partner Stephen Szladek were murdered in Kallman's Manhattan apartment by three men who gained entrance and stole a lot of valuable art, antiques, and jewelry. It was a well planned and executed heist and it took over a year before the three were caught and even longer for them to be tried, convicted, and given lengthy prison sentences. 27-year-old Charles Lonnie Grosso of Queens was convicted of the killings and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. None of the paintings, jewelry, and antiques stolen from the apartment were ever recovered.
YVONNE CRAIG, WHO PLAYED BATGIRL IN THE BATMAN SHOW SAID THIS IN 2010: I loved his performance as Little Louie Groovy in the last season of Batman with Cesar Romero as The Joker and Eartha Kitt as The Catwoman.
|by: Yvonne Craig (SOURCE: http://www.datalounge.com/)|
Here's a video of a song he recorded. He really had a good voice!