1983: Adam West

Adam West, who had been fighting his "Batman" image since the show went off the air in 1969, has finally come to terms with it, and now, 15 years later, wholeheartedly embraces the Caped Crusader, Aug. 10, 1983. "After a while you realize the realities," says the 44-year-old West, "And I'm proud of Batman." (AP Photo/Wally Fong)

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