This was an interesting aside about Burt Ward:
West wasn’t the only beloved friend Ward had the chance to work with on set. His neighbor, martial artist Bruce Lee, appeared in “Batman” as The Green Hornet’s sidekick valet, Kato.
“We lived in the same cluster of condominiums,” he said. “He lived with his wife Linda and his son Brandon, who was 6-months at the time. We became friends and used to spar together. We would go down to Chinatown for dinners. Of course Bruce, who lived in Hong Kong for 10 years, knew all of the special stuff to order. We had a great time… His very first filmed fight scene of his career was fighting me for ‘Batman.’"
Lee died of a cerebral edema in 1973 at the age of 32.
Ward remembered Lee fondly.
"He was a very nice guy. Very funny. And very confident, no question about that.”