1960’s “Robin” Burt Ward Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame
The now 74 year-old “boy wonder” received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to “Batman” star Adam West on Thursday, January 11th.
Ward told the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce that he daydreamed of being Superboy as a kid, but ended up being the iconic Robin known for his many “holy” exclamations on the beloved but campy TV show.
“So many kids relate to Robin more than Batman," Ward told Eyewitness News. "They knew they could ride in the Batmobile, they could fight with Batman, they could climb the walls, they could do all things that Batman did and yet still be a kid."
Ward is the author of the memoir Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights which was published in 1995.
In 1994, Ward and his wife, Tracy Ward, founded a charitable organization called Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions, Inc., which rescues giant-breed dogs such as Great Danes and some smaller-breed dogs.