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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

The Joker Is Dead

Veteran movie and television actor Cesar Romero, well known for his portrayal of The Joker in the "Batman" television series, has died. He was 86.

"Mr. Romero died of deep-vein thrombosis (a blood clot) after a bout with severe bronchitis and pneumonia," a hospital spokesman said.

Romero, born Feb. 15, 1907, began his screen career in 1934 and was a veteran of more than 100 films including the 1937 "Wee Willie Winkie" directed by John Ford and starring Shirley Temple.