Johnny Duncan was the second of four actors (thus far) to play the Dark Knight's trusty teen sidekick in live action, in the 1949 15-chapter movie serial Batman and Robin.
was 92 years old. To provide some perspective on Duncan's longevity
and how long ago Duncan played Robin, Jack Larson, who played cub
reporter Jimmy Olsen in the 1950s Adventures of Superman TV
series, passed away last year at the age of 87.
immediate successor, Burt Ward, who played Robin in the phenomenal
1960s Batman TV series, is 70 years old.
one of the seminal superhero actors in the first decade of
live-action comic book crusaders, Duncan will always have his place
in the pantheon of onscreen costumed crime fighters.
rest in peace, Robin!