BATMAN: THE MOVIE Director Leslie H. Martinson Passes Away

Still from 'Batman'
Still from 'Batman'
Credit: Fox

Prolific TV director Leslie Herbert "Les" Martinson has passed away at the age of 101, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to directing hundreds of TV episodes for everything from Dallas to Diff'rent Strokes, Martinson helmed the 1966 Batman: The Movie, which was released theatrically after the television show's first season.

Martinson was born in Boston in 1915, and became a script supervisor for feature films before breaking into directing with The Roy Rogers Show. Martinson retired in the 80s, with his final directing credits being for sci-fi sitcom Small Wonder. In between, he directed episodes for numerous other TV shows.

Martinson is survived by his wife Connie, host of long-running talk show Connie Martinson Talks Books.

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