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Alan Napier
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    (January 7, 1903-August 8, 1988)
    Birth name is Alan Napier-Clavering
    Best known as Alfred Pennyworth on the 'Batman' TV series (1966-1968)
    Acted in 'The Invisible Man Returns (1940),' 'Cat People (1942),' 'Lassie Come Home (1943),' 'Isle of the Dead (1945),' 'Macbeth (1948),' 'Joan of Arc (1948),' 'Tarzan's Peril (1951),' 'Julius Caesar (1953),' 'The Court Jester (1956),' 'Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959),' 'Marnie (1964),' 'My Fair Lady (1964)' and 'Batman (1966)'
    Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
    He had a tall, skeletal frame.
    Ironically, he never read comic books.
    He had never heard of Batman prior to working on the show.
    When first asked to play Alfred, he said it 'was the most ridiculous thing' he had 'ever heard of.'
    He was a cousin of everyone's favorite appeasing prime minister, Neville Chamberlain.
    He was a descendant of Charles Dickens.
    He was considered among the finest actors in western England.
    He was the first member of the 'Batman' cast to be chosen.
    He agreed to join 'Batman' when told he'd become the 'most famous butler in the world.'
    He died from a stroke.

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