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Batman' Butler!


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Famous People of Birmingham: Alan William Napier-Clavering (1903-1988)

Alan Napier, as he was known, was an English actor who was born in "Kings Norton" [actually Harborne where he spent his childhood]. He was related to Neville Chamberlain & the Kenrick family. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and had a very successful career in the West End before emigrating to the States to seek fame and fortune in Hollywood.

However, his real claim to fame was appearing as Batman's butler in 120 episodes of the TV series (1966-1968) and in Batman: the movie (1966). Only a slender link with Birmingham, but such a character I just couldn't resist posting it.