Born February 15, 1907, in New York, NY; died of complications from a blood clot, January 1, 1994, in Santa Monica, CA. Dancer and actor on stage, film, and television. Cesar Romero will best be remembered as the Joker on the popular 1960s show Batman. His role on that show, however, was preceded by four decades of work as a dancer and actor on both the stage and in films. Beginninghis professional career as a ballroom dancer, Romero appeared in such productions as Lady Do and Strictly Dishonorable. In 1934 he was cast in his film debut opposite Myrna Loy and William Powell in The Thin Man. This led to a string of contracts with such studios as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Universal, and Twentieth Century-Fox, for whom he worked for close to fifteen years. Among themore than one hundred films he made are The Return of the Cisco Kid, Captainfrom Castille, Around the World in Eighty Days, and Batman, which led to thesubsequent series. Romero also made numerous guest appearances on televisionshows ranging from Wagon Train to The Love Boat. In his later years, Romero accepted a long-running role on the 1980s series Falcon Crest.