Jean Hale Coleman, who co-starred in the original “Batman” television series with Adam West, has died at the age of 82.
Coleman died on August 3 of natural causes, according to a family statement provided to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter.
Hale was born in Salt Lake City on December 27, 1938, and grew up in Darien, Connecticut. She went to the University of Utah and Skidmore College for her education.
Hale is of Mormon ancestry. She began performing at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York after modelling, and it was there that she met Dabney Coleman, whom she married in 1961 and divorced in 1984.
With the help of Sandra Dee’s agency and a deal with 20th Century Fox, she broke into the film industry. She made her acting debut in the horror film “Violent Midnight” in 1963.
Hale founded Coleman-Tanasescu Entertainment with Gino Tanasescu in 1984 before going alone in 2000.
Hale portrayed villain Lisa Norton in Fox Cinemascope’s “In Like Flint,” in which she leads a gang that wants to topple the patriarchy via a brainwashing technique with women’s hair dryers. In two episodes of the classic “Batman,” she played The Mad Hatter’s sidekick.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hale’s most recent project before her death was a script based on a true storey of a lady who impersonated her in the 1960s called “Being Jeannie.”
Kelly, Randy, and Quincy — all of whom share Dabney Coleman as their father – are her three children.