Pat Hingle, a veteran actor known for playing judges, police officers, and other authority figures, has died at age 84 after a battle with blood cancer.
Hingle is probably best known to the as the actor who played Commisoner James Gordon in Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. According to the AP, Hingle was diagnosed with myelodysplaa in November of 2006, and died in his Carolina Beach home late Saturday night.
His televion and film career spanned x decades, and included roles in Gunsmoke, Murder She Wrote, Splendor in the Grass, The Gauntlet, Hang ‘Em High, Norma Rae, Sudden Impact, Brewster’s Millions, Maxim Overdrive, The Land Before Time, The Grifters, The Quick and the Dead, Larger Than Life, Muppets From Space, Shaft, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
Hingle was also nominated for Broadway’s 1958 Tony Award as best supporting or featured actor (dramatic) for “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs”.